Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. 55
    With its simplistic game mechanics and lack of diversity Happy Feet isn’t going to set the world on fire.
  2. As a licensed product, it's mediocre, with enough charming moments to rescue it from the immediate bargain-basement abyss. But as a game, it's an absolute insult and more likely to put kids to sleep than it is to entertain them.
  3. Happy Feet is sure to please kids, at least for a while, and in that sense the game is a success. Still, the game is fairly insubstantial and could have benefited from some platforming in between its minigames, a la "Rayman: Raving Rabbids."
  4. There are so many more and better offerings for kids on the Wii. Slide past this one if you see it in the store.
  5. 45
    While the title does feature the same story and characters as its silver screen counterpart, it lacks the charm. The basic gameplay mechanics are incredibly simple and they repeat so often that the action is doomed for monotony.
  6. It’s great too see the movie’s characters like Mumble and Gloria but the Wii controls are used in a gimmicky way that adds very little substance to a game that could have been really fun.
  7. More diversity in game modes or a semblance of challenge would have made this game feel like something more than just going through the motions.
  8. Even for a quick rush license game, this a new standard in how incomplete a game could be. What troubles most is that each of the games feels like a flash game. These could all easily be played on a keyboard and mouse, than any controller let alone the Wii Remote.
  9. This is the sort of game that's perfect for the Wii Remote as anyone can pick it up. [Jan 2007, p.79]
  10. Fans of the movie might get suckered in but this is uninspired stuff. While the remote is great in most games, it's no dance-mat replacement. [January 2007, p.50]
  11. None of these activities are particularly intriguing, and after playing each one once, you'll have seen pretty much everything the game has to offer. [Jan. 2007, p.116]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jul 15, 2011
    I don't think a game can get simpler. This is even a disgrace to the bargain rack. With almost no motion control,and very simple challenges, this game should have been advertised to younger children. The tap dancing is slow paced and uses only the d-pad. Not to mention that it is another DDR ripoff. This is one of those games that gave licensed titles a bad rap. Avoid this mess at all costs- Nintendo made a mistake approving this garbage. Full Review »