Or at least in our house 🙂
“Nicktoons Unite” for the GameCube is the new game of choice lately and my son shared it with one of his friends today. It is a bit challenging because there is quite a bit of reading, so adult help is appreciated.
I thought this game was really lame, to say the least, when we first got it. I was suckered into it by a Target employee who had obviously never played the game and compared it to Super Smash Brothers, a game with absolutely nothing in common as far as game play.
After an initial few plays with J. when we first got it, this game sat in the cabinet waiting patiently to be rediscovered.
And what a discovery! This game is actually thoughtful and fairly interesting. You play as 4 Nickolodeon characters who must complete missions cooperatively using special powers (unique to each character). It is like a modern day 3-D “Lemmings” utilizing each character to complete separate small tasks within each larger mission. Cooler yet, it can be played 2 player with 1 of the players able to drop in and out at will (VERY useful when you have another kid and a house to keep an eye on).
For me, this is yet another time when the play value of a video game becomes much more clear after playing it myself and giving it a real chance.