Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo Image
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  • Summary: Wallace & Gromit is an arcade platform adventure where the player has to liberate the zoo from the evil clutches of the maniacal Feathers. Feathers wants to make diamonds. Lots of diamonds. And he'll stop at nothing to achieve his dream. The diabolical penguin has incarcerated all the baby animals in order to persuade their parents to do his bidding and manufacture gems from the coal being mined using the incredible diamond-o-matic. Wallace & Gromit have smelled the fishy presence of Feathers and developed an elaborate plan to infiltrate his domain. And so the indomitable duo has to construct the integral part of their scheme, the Trojan Penguin. When the giant wooden bird is placed at the zoo gates Feathers' narcissistic personality embraces the 30-foot tribute and makes it the zoo centerpiece. Unbeknownst to Feathers, Wallace & Gromit reside in the Trojan Penguin complete with resplendent standard lamp and armchair. At night the pair can start their amazing adventure. [BAM! Entertainment] Expand
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  1. A derivative, but amazingly amusing, platform romp. And if you already love the license, then this 'ere's a blinkin' masterpiece. [Nov 2003, p.40]
  2. It's fun to play but more importantly captures the Wallace & Gromit spirit perfectly.
  3. The game itself is good, but not stellar. It looks most like a late-era PSone game, but has a fairly solid camera, great dialogue, imaginative level design, and a definite emphasis on platforming rather than fighting action. [Oct 2003, p.118]
  4. The models and animation capture the look of the short films, yet look rough around the edges; the camera is decent, but fights you when it really matters; and the music is quite good but strangely out of place. [Oct 2003, p.73]
  5. 67
    Frontier has done an excellent job of creating a platformer that's authentic and true to the world of Wallace and Gromit, but it's done a rather shoddy job at creating a good platformer.
  6. A game that could prove entertaining for fans of Nick Park's peculiar pair, but, as a 3D platformer, it's simply not that impressive.
  7. The worst problem is that certain jumps are damn nigh impossible - it's not even a question of skill. [Nov 2003, p.176]

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  1. NickL.
    Dec 26, 2003
    10
    Absolutely brilliant!
  2. CraigW.
    Sep 23, 2003
    10
    No way does this look like a late PS 1 Game...what a load of bull. Saw this at a preview event and thought it looks well cool. Some fab effects, real funny moments and funky moves. Have seen some screen shots in the press and am well impressed. This is NOT your standard lable slapped licensed game for sure and its refreshing to see. Expand
  3. StevenP.
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    Fun for kids and even adults.
  4. NikG.
    Oct 2, 2003
    9
    Seen screen shots, this looks like a cracker. Saw a bit in the sunday times where they raved about it too.
  5. TonyW.
    Mar 21, 2004
    9
    My Son is 4 and I am 40, we had so much fun playing this game. Some levels were a little hard as neither of us are serious gamers, it's just great. Expand
  6. RyanH.
    Feb 27, 2004
    9
    It's a very entertaining game but some points in the game are near impossible. Another thing bothers me as well, when you're finished with the game there are two open spaces for weapons. Expand
  7. JayH.
    Oct 14, 2003
    7
    My girlfriend and I are big fans of the Wallace and Gromit theme and decided to purchase this game. It captures all of the nuances of the W&G, and we were laughing the whole time... Until some of the jumps became near impossible and quite frustrating. The fact that you can't really "die" is the saving grace and keeps the game playable. Expand

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