Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 81
    The combination of a cute story with straight-forward, extremely rewarding gameplay makes up for the low production values of certain game elements. And, with lots of hidden goodies to find in each stage and drop-in/out local two-player, Tornado Outbreak is ultimately worth the investment.
  2. 77
    Tornado Outbreak is a fun, unique romp that will intrigue just about any gamer. The quirky story remains entertaining enough to keep you occupied, while the simplistic gameplay will keep you interested throughout its duration. The short campaign is probably my biggest concern, but with the ability to go back through older levels with your new powers is a definite bonus.
  3. We don't feel it has the same level of charm or replayability of Namco's title, but it's still certainly worth checking out.
  4. A nice twist on the Katamari template, but it soon gets repetitive. [Winter 2009, p.86]
  5. Each level follows the exact same progression path, and this dull repetition ultimately makes what could have been a great tornado game nothing more than a funnel cloud.
  6. A pretty shameless knockoff of Namco Bandai's Katamari Damacy series, conceptually speaking, but as far as knockoffs go, this one isn't bad. [Nov 2009, p.88]
  7. The presentation is solid, though it also feels pretty light. Were the game not so difficult, most players would zip through it in only a handful of hours. With a few tweaks, Tornado Outbreak would make an excellent WiiWare title.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 9, 2013
    8
    Cute and fun game. Great multi-player game to enjoy with your kids. Graphics are crisp and clean and the story is engaging enough to makeCute and fun game. Great multi-player game to enjoy with your kids. Graphics are crisp and clean and the story is engaging enough to make you want to finish the enitre campaign. Full Review »