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Igor The Game review

Cobble together indistinct blocks and make 'em fight!


  • Monster battling!
  • Monster creation!
  • Puzzles!


  • Pathetic graphics
  • Arbitrary battles
  • Straight up boring

Like one of the hybrid monsters in the film this is based on, Igor The Game is a hodgepodge of ideas. There’s monster battling, monster creation and some Dr. Mario-ish puzzling. Unfortunately, none of these are implemented very well.

Monster creation is a matter of bolting together limbs, but the graphics are so poor that even if you try to build something graceful it’ll end up looking like a pile of boxes. Monster-battling is carried out via the Dr. Mario bits – clear colored blobs in a grid to fill boxes for punches and kicks; tap a box to do the move and your creature lumbers into life. These encounters don’t half go on, and we lost one fight even though we’re sure we didn’t see the opponent hit our creature once. It doesn’t help that the cutscenes are pretty lame, too. We reckon most kids won’t be scared stiff by the monsters here – they’ll be bored rigid.

Dec 12, 2008

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DescriptionSo, there's this movie coming out, starring John Cusack as Igor - a mad scientist's henchman who dreams of winning the Evil Science Fair so that one day he can become an evil scientist. This is the obligatory spin-off of that movie and somehow we doubt Mr. Cusack will be doing the voice work.
PlatformWii, PC, DS
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating7+
Alternative namesIgor
Release date19 September 2008 (US), 12 December 2008 (UK)
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