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The game tells the other half of the story and reveals what Wilbur was doing when he wasn't with Lewis.
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With the story put together in this fashion, the game stays true to the movie's story without recycling every single scene exactly as it was depicted in the movie. So, even if you have seen the movie, the game will still seem fresh to you. The game also does a great job of copying the movie's attitude and style, even though the graphics don't push the hardware capabilities of any of the systems for which the game is available.
On the one hand, the characters and environments often look just like they did in the film; the bosses are massive and the draw distance is such that you can see everything for miles in any direction. Locations like the Robinsons' mansion and the Ant Hive are larger than life, exhibiting some outlandish architecture.
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It's fun to watch furniture and chests shatter into multiple pieces after using the disassembler ray on them. You'll even notice some snazzy use of cel-shading in the clouds and streams, if you take a minute to observe them in motion.
On the other hand, the quality of some visual details tends to vary, which means that some locations look like they were taken right from the film, while others look more like something taken out of a generic PlayStation 2 game. But more often than not, the game resembles the movie, which is ultimately what matters. As for the audio, the catchy guitar music and the realistic atmospheric noise help keep the player immersed in Wilbur's world.
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However, what you'll probably remember most are all of the whimsical dialogue exchanges featuring the voices of the same Hollywood actors who voiced the characters in the movie. The nervous tone of comedian Harlan Williams makes him perfectly suited for the role of Carl, the stressed-out robot that's constantly badgering Wilbur over the radio. Tom Selleck's charming tone and gravely delivery totally sell his brief appearance as Wilbur's dad.
And Adam West, who is best known as TV's Batman, turns in a masterful performance in a pair of cameos as Uncle Art, the galactic pizza-delivery driver. Minigames, such as charge ball and protectosphere, Super Monkey Ball knockoffs, give you something else to do besides exploring.
Like so many movie-based games these days, Disney's Meet the Robinsons is available for a multitude of different systems. The Xbox version lets you earn 1, achievement points for your gamerscore. It also flaunts an extra, self-contained bonus game that involves blasting away at flying bowler hats from a first-person perspective using the security turrets situated inside different rooms of the Robinson house.
You won't feel much desire to play it after you've collected the achievement points associated with it, but it's a fun little diversion nonetheless.
The Wii version makes modest use of the controller's motion-sensing and infrared-targeting capabilities. Mainly, you can use the infrared sensor on the Wii Remote to position the camera and to aim your gadgets. The locations in this game include: Game Boy Advance version[ edit ] Storyline[ edit ] After Lewis returns to the past and prepares for his new life, Wilbur arrives back home only to find that his house has been invaded by several hundred Mini-Doris hats.
He learns that Mini-Doris, which Frannie's Frogs originally captured, has made its way to Robinson Industries to begin cloning herself. Wilbur travels back into the past in the hopes that Lewis will be able to help him again, an offer which Lewis is at first reluctant to take. Gameplay[ edit ] Exclusively developed for the Game Boy Advance, the Climax Entertainment game features a completely different storyline and uses a mix of side-scrolling, top-view, and flying levels for the Time Machine throughout.
Both Wilbur and Lewis are able to create and activate several different inventions by finding invention pieces throughout the levels. In addition, InventCo Egg-Timers and Gift Boxes are hidden throughout; collecting enough of these will unlock special "Goodies" on the main menu. In addition, a "Battery" meter serves as both a life gauge and a power gauge for the many different inventions. So it should go without saying that while Meet the Robinsons is a solid overall attempt at the "movie game" sub-genre, there isn't anything that's really going to blow players away.
At the same time, the game brings forth a decent blend of 3D platforming and adventure elements, is inspired well from the film, and borrows well from some of gaming's core designs. In Meet the Robinsons players embark on an alternate quest from the main movie.
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Playing as Wilbur Robinson - a headstrong future child from light-years beyond - the game takes players through an alternate story from the Disney film. In the movie, Wilbur acts as a supporting character, but designers opted to give him the star treatment in the game, as he makes for a more adventurous and action-based character.
The game's story is set as a parallel to the movie, so core elements are taken, but the story drives itself. In the game, Wilbur has possession of the Robinson time machine, and is using it to travel around the world through time. Even though the story is essentially just a setup for labyrinth-based action - similar to a more kid-friendly Zelda adventure - the game's presentation has definitely taken notes from the franchise, as the game's menu interface, character performances, voices, events, and attitude is all within the Robinson theme.