• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2005
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  • Summary: The third chapter in THQ's Tak series lets the player reprise the role of Tak, a shaman who uses magic to defeat enemies. Tak: The Great Juju Challenge features a new cooperative mode in which two players can solve puzzles together.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. A complete package. It combines some fine storytelling, great presentation values on every level, interesting puzzles, and great platforming to make for a fun ride that doesn’t leave too soon or overstay its welcome.
  2. The two-player aspect might make it a wonderful game for a parent to play along with his or her child, as I think it makes a good tool for demonstrating cooperation and teamwork.
  3. 80
    Tak and Lok are funny, likeable heroes who spring to life with impressively fluid animation and brilliant voice work. Kids will love them from the start. And the game's new two-character dynamic successfully breathes fresh life into the series.
  4. If the partner AI had been cleaned up a touch more and stronger effort had gone into building the Proving Grounds challenges up to be segments that were actually fun and rewarding to play, The Great Juju Challenge could've had a shot at competing with the Sly Cooper's and Ratchet & Clank's of the world.
  5. Game Informer
    70
    I look forward to the day when Tak gets the game he deserves. [Oct 2005, p.128]
  6. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    The Great Juju Challenge is never going to be the love of your gaming life, but it's a reasonably attractive bit on the side. [Mar 2006, p.100]
  7. Exploring each level often results in the timer reaching zero, while rushing straight through means you miss out on the chance to score bonus points, so many levels must be replayed to get the minimum points.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 21, 2016
    10
    Well guys' this is it. Tak the great juju challenge, the game that had me sxxt my pants. Why? Because Tak and Lok are absolutley hirlarious. iWell guys' this is it. Tak the great juju challenge, the game that had me sxxt my pants. Why? Because Tak and Lok are absolutley hirlarious. i just love the chemistry between them, they make me laugh! The scenes are actually funny as well, in fact there's are hirlariously funny!
    Like ''You're in the middle of the pupanunu people's pig pen and you're covered with pupanunu people's big poopoo.
    The scene where Tak and Lok falling down the collapsing floor and Lok starting to make noises.
    The scene where they're lost in the dark.
    The scene where they're bumped into the gorllia who suddenly recognise's Lok which is my favourite.
    Where Lok tries on the Lobster suit.
    Where Lok got squashed by an elephant.
    Where Lok remembers everything when he was a kid.
    Where Tak knows the chicken suit.
    My favourite scene where Lok needs encouragment to climb from Tak by saying
    ''O mighty Lok, you are the biggest baddest warrior in the world, wheras I am built like a puny disease infested squirrel, all of the girls in the village love you but ask for me they think I smell like skunk poo, I'm so stupid and dumb and have fleas in my hair and my dream is to eat Jibolba's dirty underwear, you are a beefy strong stallion and greater than me, you should have been hero of the pupanunu prophecy''. My friends love that one.
    And finally there's my favourite scene when there're in the cave Lok just farted and Tak and Lok start rapping. Here're the lyrics

    My name is Tak, and that' a fact!
    Don't give me no lip, or I'll attack!
    Doin' this challenge, is really tough.
    The Black Mist stink, and they play rough!
    But it don't matter, we don't mind!
    'Cause in the end, we're gonna kick behind!
    The time is runnin', it's goin' tick-tock,
    So I'll hand it over to my main man Lok!

    I'll take that beat and Lok's my name,
    eatin' dung beetles is my claim to fame!
    Don't laugh at me, I'll punch your skull,
    I'll eat food, is makes me... full!
    Fish are stupid they smell like poop,
    and shabba... shoop, duh... doop de... doop
    My rhyme is done, don't give me no frown,
    just do my thing, and break it down!

    WOW!! My favourite rap song! A Gaseous Rap, I call it! My friends love that one! And that's it, I completed the franchise. Oh yeah, even Lok sounds like the guy who did YOMAMA jokes which I did recently.
    Oh, and one more thing, the levels are really hard for me so don't worry.
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  2. Feb 26, 2015
    9
    This game was a pretty big part of my childhood, and I loved it. I recognize that it has minor issues, but 8 year old me cared not. It took upThis game was a pretty big part of my childhood, and I loved it. I recognize that it has minor issues, but 8 year old me cared not. It took up hours of my life and kind of helped form my tastes in games. Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2011
    8
    A very thorough improvement upon its predecessors for children of all ages. Pros: Enchanting graphics, visuals, and level design, improvedA very thorough improvement upon its predecessors for children of all ages. Pros: Enchanting graphics, visuals, and level design, improved gameplay value, controls, and camera angles, and features that Nickelodeon gag humor that makes kids and adults laugh. Cons: It's not as graceful as better platforming titles for the PS2. Expand
  4. Sam
    Oct 2, 2005
    7
    Although the series improves with each new installment, I'm still convinced that it's gonna be a long time before it turns into a Although the series improves with each new installment, I'm still convinced that it's gonna be a long time before it turns into a great game. Collapse