Parents' Guide to

Yogi Bear: The Video Game

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Movie-based basic platform-jumping gets repetitive quickly.

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age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Yogi Bear: An Underrated Masterpiece

As someone studying Video Game design, this game is truly special. You can tell this gameplay took a very long time in order to make it highly polished and awesome. The gameplay is similar to that of Donkey Kong Frozen Ape and Toad in New Super Mario Bros. However, it does have some improvements over those two games. For example, you are able to bodyslam hedgehogs (similar to Sonic) thanks to soft body based physics, and you have a slide similar to that of the Penguin Suit from New Super Bros Mario 2. Long story short, this game is smarter than the average platformer. Its graphics are also incredible. The least I can say is that it is visually stunning. My pet Snom approves of these points as well. The story is also very interesting, and I was excited to see whether Yogi and Boo Boo would be able to get the pictures for the ranger. Overall, this game is incredible, I am surprised Yogi was not added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because of how he revolutionized the sidescrolling platforming industry. The only reason this game is not 5 stars is because they did not include Lemmy Koopa from Kirby's Return to Dreamland. Hopefully this will be something they improve in the sequel or in DLC. Overall, it's a masterpiece, and should be played by all. Just be prepared to sell your soul. Thanks for your time. :)
age 18+

Absolute filth, kid having seizure

I was family time because fimaly time is sacred, and m childw sudenly have spasm and shakes alot! I new this curse game was bad news, do not buy or your child may died. Translation for Russian viewers: Family time is holy, and so suddenly the child gets a lot of hits and medicine, it was time for the family! I have to change this curse game, it was bad news, I either did not buy your child died

Is It Any Good?

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There's not much to excite in Yogi Bear: The Video Game. It's nice to hear Dan Aykroyd doing the voiceovers, but beyond that, the graphics and gameplay feel very ho-hum. The Wii version has fun bits with photographing the animals when you find them, and the mini-games for building crazy vehicles in the DS version gives it momentary boosts of fun -- but in between those interesting segments, there's a lot of standard platform-jumping that, unfortunately, grows repetitive quickly and never feels all that entertaining. As a movie-based tie-in game, Yogi Bear is passable, but it never really moves beyond that.

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