A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Some comic mischief, such as The Missing Link's fondness for loud belching. Ginorma (Susan) takes some flak for being a giant girl, including being taunted for having "man hands." Over the course of the game she learns to appreciate her newfound strength, as it comes in handy for propping up buildings and forcing open doors. The monsters are fighting to save Earth, even though the humans didn't originally treat them very well.
Violence & Scariness
Plenty of cartoon violence but nothing graphic. The monsters fight with melee attacks, and can pick up objects (including enemies) and throw them. B.O.B. can suck up items and spit them out as projectiles.
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One character calls another an idiot - that's about as strong as it gets.
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Products & Purchases
The game is a tie-in to the Monsters vs. Aliens movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is based on the Monsters vs. Aliens movie. The game emphasizes combat, with the monsters pitted against waves of alien drones, giant robots, and a handful of human jail guards. There are hefty doses of cartoon violence and explosions. Puzzles include throwing drones into an incinerator and firing them out of cannons. B.O.B. can suck up guards and aliens and spit them back out as projectiles. When defeated, enemies simply fall over and disappear.
Is It Any Good?
Monster vs. Aliens boasts some interesting boss battles and level design, especially the scenarios that involve using B.O.B.'s unique talents to navigate complicated environments made up of spinning platforms, grates, crates, and buttons. Gameplay starts to feel repetitive and contrived after a while, however, and gamers who are prone to motion sickness should beware of the constantly rotating camera angles. With tons of unlockables and extras, Monsters vs. Aliens is a solid enough platformer that it should appeal to fans of the movie.
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