Crayon Shin-Chan [import] review

  • Bizarre humor, we guess
  • Another option besides Wii Sports
  • Frightening your mother with this game
  • Boring minigames
  • Lame tasks
  • Too many buttock reveals

A young boy with a penchant for older women who regularly exposes his buttocks and genitals and refuses to let anyone to see him laughing. This is the Japanese quasi-equivalent of South Park, the ever-so-disturbing Crayon Shin-Chan. The oddest thing of all, though, is that this risqué show was translated into such a tame dud of a minigame collection.

Set around a series of locations in the eponymous hero's home town, you have to complete incredibly basic minigames as part of a TV quiz show. At home you water plants by aiming the hose with the remote pointer before playing "What's the time, Mr Wolf?" with the family pooch by ironically waggling the remote to stay still. Hmm. The school playground sees you scooping balls from a ball pool before throwing them into a net. Turgid stuff.

The gym is packed with "physically strenuous" tasks such as trampoline practice and waggling some kind of muscle-building stick up and down, which rewards you with an unneeded buttock reveal. Compared to the fitness modes on Wii Sports or WarioWare, the simple remote gestures never threaten to exhaust; the only sweat you'll break is from enraged jumping around as you realize you've spent $50 importing a piece of crap.


More Info

Release date: Mar 21 2007 - DS
Dec 02 2006 - Wii (US)
Mar 21 2007 - DS
Dec 02 2006 - Wii (UK)
Available Platforms: DS, Wii
Genre: Family
Published by: Banpresto
Developed by: Banpresto


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