Death Jr.: Root of Evil Wii

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
Buy On
  1. 74
    It’s still not an “amazing” title by any account, as the core game was fairly simple, short, and mainly a generic pocket version of a competent action/platformer, but the added Wii IR controls and stylistic offering of Root of Evil Wii could still make it a solid purchase for Wii owners that – rightfully – are looking for an entertaining action game with some decent co-op and competent controls.
  2. Improvements over the PSP game make the Wii version of Root of Evil a competent, stylish platformer.
  3. The great art style and smart writing sometimes mask the staid gameplay, but, in the end, the cookie cutter platforming buries the game's strengths.
  4. Nintendo Power
    70
    Using the Wii remote to look around and shoot is a big improvement that addresses the PSP version's camera issues, and it's an overall better-looking game. [July 2008, p.88]
  5. 73
    Death Jr. Root of Evil manages to convincingly sidestep the bargain bucket graveyard thanks to its character appeal, solid platform action, amusing and inventive weaponry, and a control system that largely succeeds in papering over any emergent sense of creeping mediocrity.
  6. Forty dollars is a little steep for a cookie-cutter game with bad camera control and repetitive levels.
  7. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    60
    Great for young kids, but not so much fun for serious gamers. [Issue#23, p.64]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. FredX
    Jun 2, 2008
    5
    Looks nice, but can make you puke if you're susceptible to motion sickness (in games). I wanted to play a bit longer than 15 minutes to Looks nice, but can make you puke if you're susceptible to motion sickness (in games). I wanted to play a bit longer than 15 minutes to see if it was worth it, but basically my brain fried and the rest of the evening I had to lie down and take it easy. Full Review »
  2. PaulD.
    May 28, 2008
    7
    Decent platformer, but far from perfect. i kinda got bored with it rather quickly. i suppose i expected too much and got too little in Decent platformer, but far from perfect. i kinda got bored with it rather quickly. i suppose i expected too much and got too little in return. RENT FIRST! Full Review »