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  • Summary: The UP video game takes players on an exotic adventure with Carl Fredricksen and his young sidekick, Wilderness Explorer Russell, as they set off on a wild journey through the undiscovered jungles of South America. Players experience all four main characters from the movie - Carl, Russell,The UP video game takes players on an exotic adventure with Carl Fredricksen and his young sidekick, Wilderness Explorer Russell, as they set off on a wild journey through the undiscovered jungles of South America. Players experience all four main characters from the movie - Carl, Russell, Dug the lovable dog or Kevin the prehistoric bird - while playing as a single-player or with a friend cooperatively throughout the entire game. Players encounter exciting, new environments as they navigate through treacherous jungle terrains, battle dangerous creatures and trek the slippery slopes of the Amazonian Tepuis. In addition, the game also features multi-player game modes, including an epic level that will allow up to four players to compete in aerial combat. [THQ] Expand
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  1. UP is a good example of a movie tie-in game offering just the right amount of entertainment to keep the movie alive. Sure, there might be some bumps on the road but the overall experience still offers some fun moments.
  2. Overall Up for the Xbox 360 is a decent experience with the only drawback being that it is so much like other movie tie-in games, with no innovation or new features to compliment the game.
  3. Some glitches (particularly during the crocodile battle) mar an otherwise satisfying experience, but the designers made up for that with all of the easy achievements and trophies.
  4. Rare will be the adult gamer who enjoys Up purely on his or her own. As a game for the kids, the title deserves consideration, so much so I'd say if they're mad to get it, well go ahead and get it. As a family or group game, the involved, enjoyable and sometimes unintentionally hilarious co-op setting makes Up quite a good bet.
  5. An honest tie-in, with nice gameplay and enjoyable both by children and parents. Buy suggested especially if you're looking for a game to play together with your kids.
  6. If you enjoyed the movie, I'd say the game is worth checking out, but beware that it can really aggravate you at certain points. I'm not sure I'd suggest buying it right off the bat; I would definitely go with a rental first.
  7. A deluxe compendium of cliche, worth a tenner to be fans of the film. [Jan 2010, p.90]

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  1. FredBlankenburg
    Jun 10, 2009
    6
    Above average movie game. Players must work together to solve repetetive puzzles and pick up coins and power ups throughout colorful fixedAbove average movie game. Players must work together to solve repetetive puzzles and pick up coins and power ups throughout colorful fixed camera locations. Mid-level sequences have you sliding down various waterfalls collecting coins, or flying on ropes collecting powerups- old school video game fun. In solo play you must manually press the LB button to switch between characters which can be cumbersome. In addition, the game doesn't really follow the story well, so you might want to see the movie first. The flying mini game is probably the best part where you can dog fight with up to 4 players splitscreen. No online here to be found, but that is pretty much par for the course for a kids game. Expand
  2. ScottMiles
    Jun 16, 2009
    5
    Played it with my 5-year old, and we enjoyed what was there, but it's far too short. We finished the main adventure in just a couple ofPlayed it with my 5-year old, and we enjoyed what was there, but it's far too short. We finished the main adventure in just a couple of sessions. Also, the flying missions that bracket the game (and provide the so-called multiplayer) are completely ad hoc relative to the rest of the gameplay. Expand