Funky Lab Rat PlayStation 3

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 16, 2010
    65
    Novel time-manipulation mechanics are crippled by clumsy platforming in this downloadable puzzle game.
  2. Dec 26, 2010
    70
    An acquired taste. It's not a completely impossible game, but it seems built more for the scholars than the routine puzzle/platform gamers.
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    A good puzzle game, with a lot of challenges, a consistent difficulty coefficient and a little "after-taste" of Braid. With a set of 81 levels and tons of physical/time manipulating puzzles, that's definitely one of the most curios (and sadistic) IP in the PSN.
  4. Play UK
    Jan 24, 2011
    70
    Works equally well with or without Move support. [Issue#201, p.99]
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    67
    A fun puzzle game with true challenging levels. The gameplay is pretty simple and the graphics are mediocre and the audio is annoying but besides of all that Funky Lab Rat is a solid game.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 12, 2010
    8
    This is a fun little puzzle game. You're a lab rat solving single-screen physics platforming puzzles, and you have the power of selectiveThis is a fun little puzzle game. You're a lab rat solving single-screen physics platforming puzzles, and you have the power of selective telekinesis snf the Sands of Time power (freeze, rewind). The time manipulation has, so for, only worked as a redo or freeze effect (allowing you to move some objects around the screen), which is fine, but I hope it gets a little deeper in the future. I'm only on the 4th "world".

    The puzzles are designed such that even if you complete one, you may still have to return to get 100% completion (collecting little green pills).

    Playstation Move support is good - nothing fancy, but fairly straightforward. The rat always carries around a flashlight that can be guided with the playstation move and is used to dissipate fogs in order to reveal exits or pills. You also use the move to grab and manipulate objects when the telekinesis is in use. This is a pretty effective use of the move, and is definitely quicker and more enjoyable with a Move controller than with the analog stick.

    If you do use a move controller, you'll need to hold a nav controller or a sixaxis controller in your secondary hand in order to move the rat.

    There was a little glitch once at the outset that caused the Move controller to not activate. I reset the game and it worked fine.

    Graphics are simple and cartoony, a little twisted. Sound and music aren't bad and compliment the game well.

    Good for a quick pickup and play game, good to play with other people giving advice on the harder levels, and fun with a move controller.
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  2. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    Bought this game yesterday people, and i can honestly say its a breath of fresh air, simple, yet addictive, and if your into your puzzles,Bought this game yesterday people, and i can honestly say its a breath of fresh air, simple, yet addictive, and if your into your puzzles, then you will welcome this with open arms.

    This is a psn game supported by move, this game does not fully utilize the move to full capacity, however it doe's a damn good job, while keeping it interesting, fun, and entertaining at best. Also the colours on move with this game is ace. On top of this very good price, alll 100% reccomend.
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  3. Jan 16, 2011
    7
    The game isn't bad and there is a lot of game to be had for your $10 and it is a good showcase of what the playstation move can do but it isThe game isn't bad and there is a lot of game to be had for your $10 and it is a good showcase of what the playstation move can do but it is just so hard to recommend this game when tumble is available for the same price. Full Review »