Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees Image
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  • Summary: Enter the colorful world of West Wallaby Street in the first of four cracking adventures in Wallace & Gromit Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees. In this first episode, the inventor and his loyal pooch are faced with a big problem. They need 50 gallons of honey by tonight--far more thanEnter the colorful world of West Wallaby Street in the first of four cracking adventures in Wallace & Gromit Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees. In this first episode, the inventor and his loyal pooch are faced with a big problem. They need 50 gallons of honey by tonight--far more than their bees can handle. When Wallace's plans to step up production go horribly awry, it falls to Gromit to fight off the angry swarm.

    Featuring a brand new story with the same slapstick humour, cinematic visuals, and charm that fans of the Wallace & Gromit films have come to love, Fright of the Bumblebees kicks off this four-episode series in cracking style!
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. A great first Wallace and Gromit episode that will entertain all who play and even watch it.
  2. An excellent start to the planned four-part series. It manages to capture everything that makes the Wallace and Gromit animated shorts so endearing, expanding it to the adventure game genre. Seeing it's just a two- to four-hour long slice of a bigger, fully priced pie, we cannot wait to see what craziness is in store for the folks at West Wallaby Street in the future episodes.
  3. 80
    The look, feel, and sound of the animated features have been recreated here almost perfectly, with the exception of an erratic framerate.
  4. This mild-mannered adventure neatly captures the whimsical charm of Wallace & Gromit.
  5. Confounding puzzles aside, “Fright of the Bumblebees” functions nicely as an adventure game for just about any audience or age group. The humor is varied, the gameplay is accessible, and the challenge is substantial without being frustrating.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    70
    Not overly ambitious, but rather charming. [June 2009, p.94]
  7. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    40
    A thoroughly tedious adventure with weak jokes and puzzles made hard through length not smarts. [July 2009, p.103]

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