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  • Summary: TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 picks up where the original popular action platform game left off. The evil Boss Cass is up to his old tricks. After breaking out of Currawong Jail, this feathered villain has re-instated himself as the dictatorial ruler of Cassopolis, a high tech island home to lizards and birds. Now Cass has hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles. It's up to our boomerang-wielding hero, TY, and his newly formed team of Burramudgee Bush Rescue mates to stop Cass! Set in the Outback of Australia, TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 offers platform gamers a huge open environment to explore by foot and vehicle. This time around TY is equipped with an arsenal of 21 upgradeable boomerangs, including the Lasharang, Kaboomarang, and Megarang. In addition, the game will feature five different "Mech units" to help TY fight large numbers of enemies and complete mini-missions. With these "Mech units" TY has the ability to swim under lava; shoot lasers, Blastorangs, water or fire; and much more. TY is also challenged to complete driving and flying missions featuring combat and puzzle solving, with access to helicopters, submarines, and off-road trucks. Unlockable cart racing mini-games allow gamers to challenge their friends in seven unique cart racing levels. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 80
    The frustration many hit during punishing sections in this sort of game is never allowed to develop. All the skill moves still require the right touch; the designers simply opened the window of what constitutes the "right" touch just enough to let everyone in (with some practice).
  2. Bush rescue will certainly appeal to the younger generation, and the older generation will enjoy TY2's depth and overall immersive quality.
  3. To say Ty 2 is big would be an understatement. Krome has Super Sized it, spreading their funky animal kingdom as far and wide as the outback itself. [Dec 2004, p.81]
  4. 70
    Though getting through Ty 2 is particularly easy, it would likely be enough of a challenge for younger players to make this a good gateway game. The same humor, scripting, and play mechanics that feel childish to experienced players will be new and entertaining to those without experience.
  5. Obviously targeted at a younger audience, and it lacks that extra kick we expect from our 90 proof platformers, but it's still not bad. [Dec 2004, p.79]
  6. Ty's game play is simple to pick up and play, while it merits enough challenge to make even veteran platform junkies scratch their heads for a bit.
  7. Ty manages to be a particularly average and uninspiring kart racer as well a particularly average and uninspiring action adventure, with opals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    Honestly, I had no problems with this game whatsoever, the boomerangs were unlike anything I had ever experienced in a game, the accents could be done up a bit, but apart from that, I loved it way better than any crash bandicoot games. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    8
    Its predecessor was far from original, and though Ty 2 isn't completely original itself, it offers some great platforming-action/adventure gameplay for children of all ages. Pros: More Australian accents and likable characters, improved controls and camera angles, and crisp graphics. Cons: Short, boring mission modes, and it's still nothing compared to better platforming titles, such as Jak and Sly. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2013
    8
    Not as good as the first, but still pretty fun to play. It kind of took the same route as the Jak Daxter series and started with this mission based type gameplay. This is still fun, but collecting thunder eggs was much more satisfying. Expand
  4. Dec 2, 2010
    7
    Unlike its predecessor, where Ty travels to missions by portals, now he got a 4*4 car to travel around Southern Rivers and head to his missions. The very first missions serve as tutorials. Ty uses his trusty rangs and sharp white teeth to defeat his enemies, also uses giant humanoid robots to take out the big ones. The graphics in this game is awesome. You can see everything clearly and it showcases the beauty of its setting, Australia. The audio is just like the game's graphics, wonderful, well-produced and fits the missions. The dialogue in this game is really well-scripted although not as well as Sly Cooper but much better than Crash Bandicoot's usual toilet humor. Since the game is set in Australia, everyone speaks in Australian accent. Collectibles can be found anywhere. You can find them and buy them in shops. That's also racing games too. The racing games is almost like Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart, are filled of power-ups. The downside of this game is, with so little to offer, the game may look very empty in certain times. The hub looks very bland with that few missions. Unfortunately, the missions is almost similar to the others. They're like search and rescue, defense, dangerous delivery, chopper rescue and goes on and on like that. The game is really short, like much shorter than Sly-Cooper-and-the-Thevius-Raccoonus-short, when gamers already know what to do. Other than that, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue is a very fun game. The game doesn't break new ground but really entertaining. Below-12 years old kids, which this game is target fir, will love this game a lot. Too bad teenagers wouldn't enjoy it as much as they do to Star Fox and Spyro the Dragon though. Crash Bandicoot, you better understand that Ty is catching up to you! Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2014
    3
    I think the plotline to this game is terrible if you call what what ty goes through good enough to be a plotline. You only keep two of the original rangs if you upgrade everything, and they deleted/mixed other rangs. The Zoomerang and infrarang are now the Infrarang/Xrang. That's bull. The Chronorang is completely done away with, which I think is a disaster. The vehicles are way overboard. The Shadow Bunyip is the only one I remotely like using. The collectibles arent worth collecting anymore. Everything is for opals, nothing worthwhile. Even if you manage to accomplish 100%, what do you get? A big fat Nothing. The missions have almost nothing to do with the game and in no way stays in touch with the core gaming of Ty 1. If you were to base the score simply on gaming, I would give it a 0.7. Now we get into mechanics. Yeah, he walks, runs, swims, and drives fine. Loading screens are bearable. As far as programming and mechanics, this game is actually pretty good, which brings it up to a 3. Ty 1 actually had mechanics in spades. Other than that, Ty 2 is a terrible game. I would not wish this disease of a game on anyone older than 8. 8 year olds might actually enjoy it. Expand

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