• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2006
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. The game is a showcase of everything Nintendo hopes for its new console: the novel simplicity of the Wiimote, deceptively simple gameplay that's easy for non-gamers to learn yet a challenge for gaming veterans to master.
  2. The tactile sensation of pointing at a popcorn cart and flinging it into the stratosphere is interesting and fun, but simple movement and navigation will occasinally be a needlessly frustrating obstacle. [Jan 2007, p.106]
  3. Repetition and control issues aside, Elebits still manages to entertain in a very primal way. There's something so visceral about completely demolishing an entire house and then not having to clean it up.
  4. Despite the charm, and despite the sophistication, there’s no disguising that Elebits is a slightly thin idea. Although the locations get grander and the destruction more alluring, there’s little evolution in the task at hand. [Feb 2007, p.76]
  5. Elebits is a great idea for a game, but the weak level design and somewhat boring gameplay brings it down. But for young kids, it may prove to be a hit.
  6. It shines brightly for a while but is lacking that extra spark that could have turned it into the cult classic it’s so desperately trying to be. [Mar 2007, p.98]
  7. 70
    There’s just something so appealing about smashing vases against walls and ripping carrots out of the ground. A fun and ingenious design which makes Eledees a winner.
  8. Elebits definitely has its moments, but they are few and far between, often buried between lengthy spurts of tedium.
  9. The game is easy to pick up, but as the levels continue it becomes clear that the frustrations are not going to be eased, and the various modes are just repeating something you've already played.
  10. There's nothing special here. Elebits is a fairly competent FPS tidy-'em-up with a great edit mode, but that's all.
  11. It's at its best when you can just wreak havoc and tear apart a room, tossing furniture with abandon and scattering objects wildly. But the amount of tedium you'll have to wade through along the way isn't worth it. Frankly, Elebits is a great idea in search of a better game.
  12. 60
    While the cute little Elebits may not pack quite enough power to shine a spotlight on the game, there's at least enough juice to warrant some attention.
  13. 60
    Elebits is fun, but manages to feel more like a technical demonstration than a complete game.
  14. Imagine trying to perform neurosurgery with mittens and this should hint at what it's like to put video bread into one of Elebits' toasters. [Jan. 2007, p.70]
  15. Much like "Katamari Damacy", Elebits is continually taking baby steps toward bigger and better things, only without the personality. [Jan. 2007, p.64]
  16. 50
    During my time with Elebits, I couldn’t help but think in the back of my mind that this game is just a long tech demo and nothing more. And paying full price for what a tech demo is just insane.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    Elebits is the game where everything is done right the gameplay, storyline, characters (the voice acting isn't that good for Kai), and bossElebits is the game where everything is done right the gameplay, storyline, characters (the voice acting isn't that good for Kai), and boss battles are all done incredibly well and I don't know any other FPS which doesn't involve any killing. Full Review »
  2. DavidD.
    Jan 16, 2007
    8
    Very fun and original game, but it might not appeal to everyone. If you liked Katamari or Pikmin, you will probably like this game. I would Very fun and original game, but it might not appeal to everyone. If you liked Katamari or Pikmin, you will probably like this game. I would rent it first to see if you would want to buy it though. The only bad thing I can say about this game is the voice acting. Full Review »
  3. Ben
    Jan 8, 2007
    9
    Solid, innovative gameplay mixed with gorgeous settings makes this a fun, addictive game. My wife and I are completely hooked. The level Solid, innovative gameplay mixed with gorgeous settings makes this a fun, addictive game. My wife and I are completely hooked. The level editting and sharing feature guarantees huge replay factor directly parallel online play in most FPS games. Full Review »