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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Disaster has struck the Happy Tree Friends! Earthquakes, fires, and other catastrophes have trapped the beloved friends who now must be rescued. In a unique twist to the action genre, guide the rescue squad of Flippy, Handy, and Lumpy into dangerous situations using unique abilities in a dynamic reactive environment to save as many trapped Happy Tree Friends as possible. Cute, cuddly, and horribly wrong, Happy Tree Friends False Alarm is filled with unexpected situations and outrageous outcomes. For the first time in 3D, play as the rescue squad of Flippy, Handy, and Lumpy to save other Happy Tree Friends such as Cuddles, Toothy and Flaky from life-threatening disasters. Using physics-based reactive environments and problem-solving elements control a rescue squad with unique abilities such as hurling concrete, spraying water, or throwing nitroglycerin to augment the dynamic 3D environments creating a variety of unpredictable outcomes. SEGA and the creative minds behind Happy Tree Friends have teamed up to create 10 original and engaging disaster scenarios such as the Mine Shaft, Candy Factory, and Museum. Xbox Live Arcade features leaderboards to compete with friends, earn achievement medals, and track your progress as you advance through Career mode. [Sega] Expand
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  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. The flaws hold the game back from being as entertaining as it could have been, yet its over-the-top take on a classic formula is worth more than a few laughs to fans.
  2. 62
    Happy Tree Friends is a decent game that will please fans, but will end up boring most gamers. The difficultly never really ramps up from level 1 to level 30 and the levels are so short, you'll be done before dinner's ready.
  3. The initial reaction when Happy Tree Friends was fired up was "rubbish", "stupid" and "why are you playing this?" It looks bland, boring and slow...Yet for the person playing it, it's endearing, addictive and surprisingly fun.
  4. Whereas the Flash series is known for its over the top gore and unbelievable injuries caused by and to the cutesy animals, False Alarm will be known for its poor controls and short length.
  5. Happy Tree Friends False Alarm is clunky, unimaginative, and more like a false start than a fun game.
  6. After several stages, it becomes painfully repetitive. [Oct 2008, p.85]

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  1. GiOD
    Jun 28, 2008
    Make no mistake, Happy Tree Friends is pretty much a rip off of Lemmings, though in this case its a good rip. What really sucks is that you can litterally beat the game in about 2 hours
    (hence my score of 6) and thats counting getting all gold awards. Like Lemmings the Happy Tree Friends will walk through the level with no consequence or any reason knowing that their heading to there deaths unless you help them. You have your freeze button (to freeze them in place), your fire button (to make them move faster), your nitro button (to blow up obstacles and clear paths), and your action button (pull levers, switches, etc). I'm glad to say that the graphics are nice and simple (it is based on a flash cartoon afterall), sound effects are spot on, music is ok nothing really special, and controls are easy to get a grasp on. My 2 biggest grips are once again the length, seriously no more than 2 hours and your done, and at times the A.I. will be spotty. There are times when i would lite a fire so that the HTF would move faster but sometimes one of them will run backwards instead of forwards, and also sometimes one of them will get stuck on a corner and not come out of it. But all in all i did have a good time with it, just know that you'll be done with it in no time flat.