Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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Good Fun for kids

on 4/1/2013

This was a good game for me 12 year old daughter who is not a video game player. Does not rely on speed, more thought challenging. My 6 year old daughter can also join in as the second player despite not having much skill and still has fun. Does not follow the movie particularly well, but still well done on the game. Read More

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Pleasantly surprised

on 8/8/2013

My children & my family enjoy this game. My son is seven and loves fighting the gummi bears and solving the "puzzles" to complete the level. My hubby joins the fun & has the family laughing with the voices he adds while chasing the bears. This game is easy enough for little ones to play even if they do not quite get the concept and challenging enough for the older ones to enjoy it and not get bored quickly Read More

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Product Overview

Play as Flint, the wacky inventor who creates a machine that causes food to rain from the sky! When the machine spirals out of control, it's up to you to save the town with a variety of outrageously fun and wacky gadgets. Hurl hamburgers, sling spaghetti, and join the most hilarious food fight ever!

Specifications

Manufacturer Ubisoft
Mfg Part# 34545
SKU 210915012
UPC 008888345459
UPC 14 00008888345459
Format PlayStation 3
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review Gamers take on the roll of Flint Lockwood, a wacky scientist in search of a great invention. His latest creation is a satellite that materializes food and rains the portions down on his hometown of Swallow Falls. When the food generator gets out of control its up to Flint (and you!) to dig his hometown out of the mess and save the day. There are some supporting characters, but the game doesn't bother to elaborate on the story or provide context. In fact, if you aren't familiar with the film, the game will feel extremely random. But since children rarely need a story to make sense to enjoy it, this minor complaint hardly matters...The game has an extremely short introduction in the style of slideshow. Following the prologue, players are dropped into the ice cream covered town of Swallow Falls with nothing but a modified hair dryer and a white lab coat. Flint has transformed the hair dryer into a heat gun which he then uses to melt obstacles composed of ice cream and other frozen treats. The game starts players with only one tool, but eventually gives them access to a set of tools that each do a different job...For example, Flint might need to jump up on the roof of a house, but can't reach the ledge. He can use the fork to pick up piece of jello and place it in front the ledge, and then spring up to the platform. Me might need to use the heat gun to melt part of an ice cream cone and then use the boxing glove to smash the rest of it. Not many puzzles get more complicated than this, but Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs does include some remedial problem solving. In short, this one is not for toddlers...Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs isn't inventive, interesting, or difficult. It might distract a child for a few minutes at a time but it's more likely that playing this game for extended periods of time will result in boredom with a chance of fatigue.
Reviewer David Clayman
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource DailyGame.com
Review Movie-based games have a bad reputation, but with good reason: they almost always stink. The Chronicles of Riddick is among the few exceptions, but from out of nowhere this fall Ubisoft has delivered the most surprising, unassuming second exception to this Rule of Suckage: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. OK, so the movie itself isn't Gone With the Wind, and in fact neither is the game. But if you step back and judge it as a children's game (which is what it really is) and evaluate its merit as a vehicle for delivering movie interaction, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a rare gem: a movie-based game that's actually quite good...Players assume the role of the movie's main character as they work their way through about two dozen levels trying to clean up a world that's flooded not by rain, but by mana from heaven. That's right, it's actually raining food. As a result, every level is strewn with such "evils" as gummy bears, broccoli, chili and popsicles. Each level's objective basically amounts to clearing a specific number of a consumables; for example, chopping-up a dozen monster broccoli florets to clear the way for hikers going up a mountain. The individual levels are incredibly linear, and there's no option to control the camera, but that's amazingly never a problem even when two players are going at it Gauntlet coop-style...The weapons with which players dispatch consumables vary from food dehydrators to choppers to vacuum-like suckers, each of which can be upgraded multiple times after earning the required number of points. These upgrades are handy in later levels, where enemies are stronger, but they also encourage replayability of earlier levels, which always remain available to try and find more hidden items. This open-ended structure isn't just for going back, though; players can also play any the five levels within a "chapter" in any order they wish. The order in which they're played has literally no effect on the outcome, but the pseudo-freedom is a nice touch for the five to eight year-olds for whom Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is designed...Will adults enjoy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? Well, parents can blow each level in about seven minutes, so the challenge won't be there. But watching the kids laugh out loud as they work through waves of cheeseburgers and hack gummy bears is a blast, and it's obvious the kids enjoy the experience too. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs won't likely win any Oscars, and its videogame counterpart isn't likely to top any Game of the Year lists either. Not if compared to adult-minded games, that is. But for kid-focused entertainment and the knowledge that a movie-based game is actually well executed, it's hard to top these meatballs.
Reviewer Jonas Allen
ReviewRating 8
Features
Co-op Play: Grab a friend & join in with Steve the monkey for fun co-op gameplay.
Movie & Game Action: Play as Flint, the hero-inventor star from the mouth-watering motion picture.
Outrageously Fun Gadgets & Vehicle: Melt, punch, smash, slice & dice, carry, & spray as you battle highly mutated food enemies using Flint's wacky inventions. Hurl hamburgers with mechanical boxing gloves or sling spaghetti with giant forks!
Twenty Levels: Run, jump, climb, dodge & puzzle-solve your way through level after level of food mayhem. Explore twenty levels and environments from the movie & beyond, from the Jelly Castle to Ice Cream Falls.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method Blu-ray Disc
Manufacturer Part Number 34545
Manufacturer Ubisoft Entertainment
Product Name CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Ubisoft
Platform Supported PlayStation 3
Features Play Flint, hero of the movie, and save the town from the rain of food! Use wacky and fun gadgets Flint invented to move, transform, and destroy giant pieces of food! Explore 20 levels and environments from the movie and beyond, from Jello-Land to Ice Cream Falls! Have fun with friends in two-player co-op mode starring Steve, Flint's sidekick monkey
Software Name Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Minimum Number of Players Supported 1
Maximum Number of Players Supported 2
Multiplayer Supported Yes
Release Date 2009-09-15
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 34545
Manufacturer Website Address www.ubi.com
Manufacturer Ubisoft Entertainment
Product Name CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
Brand Name Ubisoft
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Platform Support PlayStation 3
Features Play Flint, hero of the movie, and save the town from the rain of food! Use wacky and fun gadgets Flint invented to move, transform, and destroy giant pieces of food! Explore 20 levels and environments from the movie and beyond, from Jello-Land to Ice Cream Falls! Have fun with friends in two-player co-op mode starring Steve, Flint's sidekick monkey
Package Type Retail
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Rating Descriptor Mild Cartoon Violence / Comic Mischief
Minimum Number of Players Support 1
Maximum Number of Players Support 2
Multiplayer Support Yes
Player Connectivity Mode Co-op
Single Player Support Yes
Maximum Number of Local Players Support 2
Release Date 2009 September 15
Game Expansion Pack No
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Format PlayStation 3
Max # of Players 2
Quotes
GamerVision.com ...have fun playing alone or with a family member...
Nathan Drake, Kombo.com Great for the kids to play...
Nathaniel Stevens, DigitalChumps.com Ubisoft should be commended for its efforts...
Ryan Olsen, Kombo.com Great for the kids to play...
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