Don’t feel too bad if you’ve not even heard of the film this game has been tossed off to accompany. It’s not Pixar, and it’s not Dreamworks – they’re doing very nicely with Wall-E and Kung Fu Panda, thanks very much, and Space Chimps, with its so-so animation and C-list voice talent, is never going to be able to compete with either movie.
It wouldn’t be the ultra-short review without a rushed movie tie-in game, so to fulfill the (un)healthy quota here’s Space Chimps. As we write this, the film’s getting pretty poor reviews. We’re guessing the game reviews will be more unanimous in their opinions, as this is a slice of pure genero-gaming.The (brief) opening piloting-a-spaceship level is a pain, but gives way to standard platforming
There just aren't enough games starring monkeys. So, you'd be forgiven for not breaking out in cartwheels over another movie tie-in, but at least Space Chimp is here to fill that void. You'll play as Ham III (voiced in the film by Andy Samberg, of Dick in a Box fame), goofball grandson of the first monkey shot into space. Never mind the real inaugural star chimp suffocated to death, or any residual controversy surrounding the jettisoning these adorable organ-grinders into space like