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  • Summary: Players take on the heroic personas of the TV star dog, Bolt, and his owner, Penny, from the high-action television series featured within the Disney film. As Bolt, players can use his superpowers, including laser vision and his superbark, which sends out a sonic blast to devastatePlayers take on the heroic personas of the TV star dog, Bolt, and his owner, Penny, from the high-action television series featured within the Disney film. As Bolt, players can use his superpowers, including laser vision and his superbark, which sends out a sonic blast to devastate opponents, and as Penny, players utilize stealth, hacking skills and a wheelbar, inspired by her scooter seen in the movie, to outwit enemies. [Disney Interactive Studios] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. This title is perfect for gamers of the younger generation. With charm and nice features, the game is a good example for a film-adaption. For more experienced gamers, Bolt is not a must have, but is fun, too.
  2. As a final verdict, I'd recommend Bolt for anyone old or young who liked the movie and enjoys platform-style adventure games with a healthy mix of fighting.
  3. 72
    Even with its rickety presentation Bolt is a highly entertaining and truly enjoyable experience that fans of the movie will enjoy.
  4. Eventually, Bolt uses up its charm and can slip into repetition. there are a few attempts to mix things up at the climax which produce mixed results, but there's a fair chance that even young players will lose interest before the denouement. With that said, Bolt is a more than serviceable movie tie-in.
  5. 51
    A few good ideas went into Bolt but the execution is all wrong. Playing as Bolt is both annoying and repetitious and Penny's stealth sections are pointless because of her ability to take down enemies with a single QTE.
  6. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    41
    Any redeeming features are soon bludgeoned into oblivion by the relentless tedium of Bolt's combat. [Apr 2009, p.88]
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    30
    We'd rather be hit by lightning than play Bolt. [May 2009, p.95]

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  1. Nov 14, 2019
    7
    i like game in 2008 at 2009 more graphics is slow for new players view 2018 recommend dont play antigues more is fun game.
  2. Oct 1, 2019
    3
    I only got about an hour into the 4 hour game and was already soft locked. The repetitive nature of the combat made me not want to pick itI only got about an hour into the 4 hour game and was already soft locked. The repetitive nature of the combat made me not want to pick it back up and ever play again. Only a fourth of the way through it is easy to tell the formula the game uses, fight a bunch of enemies, fight helicopter. The game has promising platforming mechanics, especially considering the crowd it's marketed to, but it is let down by every other aspect. Expand