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Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing review

Harry Potter for drunk, blind, lobotomized monkeys

Pros

  • There is nothing to love here
  • It's a funless wasteland
  • With no love to give
  • it will only take

Cons

  • Feeling like an empty shell after playing
  • It may actually ruin Harry Potter for you
  • It may ruin your hope for humanity

Nov 27, 2007

The umpteenth Data Design attempt at "throw and see if it sticks" is the most grueling. From rehashes of platforming monstrosities we're thrust into JK Rowling-troubling broomstick racing. Actually, 'racing' is a tad generous, implying some sense of control and pacing. This is more like a careening simulator, plonking a hideous piece of knock-off Harry Potter character art on a stick and asking you to steer by twisting the nunchuk.

Watching your glitchy avatar rotate in thin air like the remote pointer hand on the Wii menu may raise a sneering smile, but the rest of this detritus will do its best to kick it off your face.

More Info

GenreRacing
DescriptionThe term 'racing' is a tad generous, implying some sense of control and pacing. This is more like a careening simulator, with hideous knock-off Harry Potter art.
PlatformWii
UK censor rating3+
Release date (US), 5 October 2007 (UK)
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