Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
Buy On
  1. A great game, but with its insanely short play time, lack of anything extra, and almost zilch replay value, you'll be hard pressed to buy this one right away.
  2. 80
    While it’s possible the casual gamer may be enchanted by the presentation, Panic’s high difficulty level will delight only hardcore players.
  3. Great concept, graphics, music, and controls are important characteristics of a great product; but so is gameplay, and in this department Stretch Panic is lacking.
  4. 73
    This is a fun little game, but I don't think it's worth buying unless you're a diehard Treasure fan and would really like to support the company.
  5. The game is wildly unorthodox in almost every conceivable respect, though its aesthetics and mechanics are awesomely polished and inventive.
  6. 70
    It's simply far too short to be something that's more than a rental unless you just happen to be a diehard fan of Treasure that plans to support the company to the fullest.
  7. 60
    Some games are easy to pick up, but hard to master; this game is hard to pick up, which in turn makes it hard to master. And it is a very short game, because all you do is fight bosses.
  8. It’s the perfect cross-breeding of "Super Mario Brothers" and "Hooters!"
  9. Here is proof that originality alone is not a basis for a fun game.
  10. The novelty of the idea soon gives way to awkward controlling and discombobulating camera angles, resulting in an experience sometimes more frustrating than fun.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    48
    Don’t get me wrong, I love weird games as much as the next guy, but SP never moves beyond what feels like an elastic 3D engine tech demo. [Sept 2001, p.144]
  12. If Stretch Panic had a theme, it would be repetition.
  13. Next Generation Magazine
    40
    Suffers from shallow gameplay and outright boring level design throughout its six-hour adventure. [Nov 2001, p.108]
  14. Control is atrocious, characters extremely odd and unappealing IMHO (your mileage may vary on this one), rewards for your trouble very minimal, graphics/sounds very underwhelming.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LamLe
    Jul 19, 2008
    8
    The game that let's you gope and grab humongous hooters!! A fun, irreverant game. It's got a lot of cheeky play. If you have theThe game that let's you gope and grab humongous hooters!! A fun, irreverant game. It's got a lot of cheeky play. If you have the same attitude you will like it. Stylized graphics make it look whimsical and always modern. Worth a try if you like unique, oddball games w/ lots of personality. A very casual game for cool people. Full Review »
  2. RyanM.
    Apr 28, 2003
    7
    I bought this game for 8 bucks that i dug up, and my god this game is actually not that bad. It has a alright storyline without alright I bought this game for 8 bucks that i dug up, and my god this game is actually not that bad. It has a alright storyline without alright graphics, and the whole idea of the game is creative and unique. It's something you'll never see in another game. Full Review »