A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Like the movie, there's a vague lesson here about not fitting into the mold people expect, but it's difficult to discern amid all of the running and jumping and attacking.
Positive Role Models
Igor's a likable character.
Ease of Play
The game's simple to play and short as well.
Violence & Scariness
Brain shoots rockets, Scamper lets loose bursts of electricity, Eva charges at enemies, and Igor hits things with a metal scepter. The violence is milder than it sounds; there is no blood, no death, and nothing that could be considered even remotely graphic.
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Products & Purchases
It's based on the Igor animated film.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is based on the movie Igor. While the main characters -- which include a disembodied brain, a hare who can't die, and a Frankenstein-like creature -- are monsters, everything is presented in humorous, cartoonish fashion; most children are unlikely to be frightened of anything they see. A bigger concern for parents will be value they get for their dollar. Igor lasts only a few hours, and is extremely repetitive. If you decide to purchase the game, best to get the PC edition, which is half the price of the version available for the Wii.
Is It Any Good?
Igor is a simple game and suffers from repetitive gameplay. The goals for most levels are nearly identical: collect paper flowers scattered around the environment until you have enough to be allowed access to the next area. There is the occasional puzzle -- you might need to slot a cog into a machine to make it start to spin, or perform an electrical attack to power up a device -- but these challenges are both rudimentary and rare.
The developers tried to mix things up a bit by giving each of the four main characters, whom you can switch between at will, specific abilities. Scamper, for example, can jump extraordinarily high but has weak attacks, while Brain can hardly get off the ground but fires powerful rockets from his mechanical arm. However, the limits of these abilities are explored in the game's first couple of levels. Since the game has a very small number of levels, gung-ho kids will be able to finish the game within a single night. And there's little in the way of replay value, save trying to achieve higher scores. Younger children who enjoyed the movie will undoubtedly have fun taking on the roles of their favorite characters in the game, but everyone else would do well to take a pass.
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