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  • Summary: Lead a kung fu monk and his three martial arts warriors on an action packed quest to search and protect the Shen Gong Wu. Omi, a Kung Fu monk leads three young dragons-in-training on their globetrotting adventures to search and protect the Shen Gong Wu, mystical power objects that gives its possessor super powers, from a band of villains led by Evil Boy Genius Jack Spicer, his army of robots and an ancient witch Wuya. They fight for the Shen Gong Wu one showdown at a time, where the universe transforms itself into a mystical, hyper-reality world. Our heroes have to rely on their superb martial arts skills, wits, and the mystical powers of the Shen Gong Wu to fight evil. Based on the WB Kids animated series players control 4 warriors, working closely to together to combine their mystical powers, as they advance on their quest. Find and collect Shen Wong Gu while progressing thru an environment filled with hazards, enemies, and collectables. Compete in "Showdowns" that transport your warriors and test your martial arts skills. Battle epic bosses in winner-take all arena style combat. Six playable characters with mystical kung-fu powers. Expand
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  2. Negative: 9 out of 10
  1. 60
    Aside from a lack of originality, repetitive levels, and a dull-as doornails storyline and dialog, BottleRocket's game is a relatively solid little game that will satiate your lust for button-mashing brawling.
  2. 45
    Xiaolin Showdown has the elements of a good game, but the execution is so sloppy and shallow that it ends up falling flat.
  3. Xiaolin Showdown relies on its multiplayer to facilitate replay value. Unfortunately, this game doesn't have any. The monotonous and all-too-easy button-mashing combat is so been there, done that it's not even remotely interesting.
  4. This simplistic brawler's condescending attitude and one-note gameplay make it worth dodging.
  5. Xiaolin Showdown is a bad game, plain and simple. In a genre where speed and chaos is an important part of gameplay, Xiaolin Showdown's fights are out and outright tedious.
  6. As a community, we must save the children...from mediocre cartoon-based cideogame adaptations like this one! [Holiday 2006, p.76]
  7. Nobody ever really gets hurt in the game, no one ever gets knocked out permanently in these battles and there's no real indicator that your getting hurt, hurting someone else or accomplishing anything.

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  1. TomS.
    Dec 24, 2006
    10
    This game is SOOOO good! I don't see why people say its horrible. Its pretty much, if you like the show, you like the game. Otherwise dont vote bad stuff for it just cause you dont like the show! Collapse