UP review

  • Balloons!
  • Old men!
  • A funny dog!
  • Typical tie-in laziness
  • Blocky characters
  • Enemies popping out of nowhere

Pixar’s latest animated movie, about an old guy who floats his house away on loads of balloons, is reportedly excellent, but as we have played the actual game, we feel more confident in offering an opinion on that. And our opinion is this: it’s kind of lousy.

From the off, this feels like so many other film tie-ins. You play as one of the blockily realised characters from the movie, working with another character (controlled by the AI or a friend) to progress through levels, collecting items and avoiding creatures that jerkily pop up out of nowhere as they trundle around. Low-budget minigames and other extras beef out the package, but in all respects this is unremarkable.

Jul 8, 2009

More Info

Release date: May 26 2009 - PS2, PS3, PC, DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PSP (US)
Available Platforms: PS2, PS3, PC, DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PSP
Genre: Action
Developed by: Altron
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence


  • Hobojedi - July 9, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    You'll love the old men in this game! No, that doesn't sound dirty at all..
  • Corsair89 - July 9, 2009 6:40 a.m.

    A two paragraph review. That's as bad as it gets.
  • The_Space_Wolf - July 9, 2009 3:36 a.m.

    FINALLY I GET TO SAY FIRST!!!!!! but it sucks becuase this is an article that no one cares about so i am going to be the only one who ever knows that i got first on a GR article
  • zayleffein - July 10, 2009 12:44 a.m.

    @Hobojedi - Old men need love too! Now get over to that nursing home and... give.. them.. love. And this game looks like crap, but I am sure the little kids that will play this won't mind. As a kid I didn't mind moving a damn square around with an arrow to kill something that looked like a duck, just for a damn lousy trophy looking thing. Go Atari!

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