A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Story about friendship.
Violence & Scariness
Toothpick fencing and karate kicks.
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Based on the movie Flushed Away.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game, based on the movie Flushed Away, is easy to play and rather short; kids older than about 12 won't find much of a challenge. But younger children will probably enjoy playing as main characters Roddy and Rita in the world of the London sewers. Game violence is limited to Roddy's toothpick fencing and Rita's kicks, and opponents are simply stunned instead of hurt. As in the movie, the play environments cleverly use everyday items in interesting ways.
Is It Any Good?
The camera angle sets this game apart -- while this is generally a 2D side-scrolling game, at certain times the camera angle rotates, creating a 3D effect. Also, the layout is expansive -- this isn't your typical linear game. The game offers frequent checkpoints and an easy save mechanism. While testers missed seeing video sequences from the movie, they did enjoy watching the characters move within the game and appreciated that they resembled the winsome clay-animated look of the movie.
Kids will find three unusual Mini games that can be replayed once unlocked. In one, players blow on the DS microphone to release a soccer goal kick -- the stronger they blow, the faster the ball rolls. But because the game is pretty easy to play and short in length, it fits best for kids 6 to 12.
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