Monster House

Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Monster House is based on the Columbia Pictures film of the same name.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. For fans of action role-playing games, especially those who enjoyed the source material, Monster House offers a reasonable amount of value. If Monster House has one flaw, it's that it may be a bit too difficult for its target audience, specifically younger fans of the film.
  2. This fast-paced role-playing game is faithful to the movie and is also downright fun.
  3. 80
    Older players will recognize its obvious inspiration, and some pre-teens may balk at the surprising level of difficulty, but Zelda knock-off or not, it's a fine game and proof that movie cash-ins on handhelds don't always stink.
  4. It's a pretty good game, especially for a movie license. Young gamers will love it.
  5. In my experience, it is usually the GBA title that pales in comparison to the sophistication of its elder sibling. Not so with Monster House. The GBA RPG-like game is the clear-cut keeper.
  6. Nintendo Power
    Imagine one terrifically long, drawn-out dungeon from "The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past", then yank out enemy variety, cool weapons, and a constant sense of acomplishment. That's kinda how Monster House for the GBA is. [Sep 2006, p.85]
  7. The controls are just too shoddy, the graphics and sound don't make up for it, and the basic concept has been explored all too many times as it is shown here, with no real evolution presented.

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