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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Based on the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film directed by Tim Burton and the classic Roald Dahl book, this new videogame allows players to explore deep inside the factory and play the beloved story as Charlie Bucket. Find a Golden Ticket and, along with four other children, win a personal tour of Willy Wonka's factory guided by the notorious and reclusive candy-maker himself. Embark on a fantastic adventure exploring the many extraordinary environments of the factory, including some from the book that do not appear in the film. Discover what happens after the other children, greed-driven and unrestrained, wreak havoc throughout the factory. Then save the chocolate factory from their destruction by solving mystifying puzzles and using inventive candy powers. By helping the Oompa-Loompas and restoring order to the factory, Charlie can earn the respect of Willy Wonka and win an unexpected prize!


Manufacturer Take 2 Interactive
Mfg Part# 024718
SKU 201359640
UPC 710425247187
UPC 14 00710425247187
Format Gamecube
Rating Rating
ReviewSource GameZone
Review In case you couldn't tell from the goofy box art, this game's appeal is not as broad as the novel or the movie. The target market is kids. Young kids (five or six) who have never played through a Sonic or Mario game before. I say this because Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an action/adventure, minus the action or the adventuring. There's jumping, platform hopping, item collecting, and candy throwing. But there aren't any moments where you get to take on a task and complete it.
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource IGN
Review To be fair, certain games based on blockbusters don't totally suck. But these are few and far between. Unfortunately, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from Global Star Software isn't one of these rare cases where game design triumphs over hectic development time and the need to cash in on ticket sales. Not that it's for a lack of trying. Chocolate Factory has a few genuinely cool ideas, not to mention decent graphics and a really good soundtrack. But the entire experience is muddled by sloppy control, a horrendous camera and generally poor design.
ReviewRating 6
Acquire incredible abilities by using fantastic new candies in order to save the factory
Creative and interactive environments, based on the visual style of the film, fully immerse players in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story
Stop the "rotten" children from causing chaos and destruction throughout the candy factory
Repair huge, bizarre candy-making machines by solving puzzles and enlisting the help of the Oompa-Loompas
Explore numerous rooms and environments inside Willy Wonka's chocolate factory

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