Based on the Tim Burton film of the same name, this game ‘stars’ the pumpkin king, Jack Skellington as the main character. Jack has to wend his way through Halloween Town and the outlying areas, fighting monsters and solving puzzles as he goes. His mission is to save the town from his old nemesis Oogie Boogie and to restore order. There are three levels of difficulty, easy, normal and nightmare as well as many levels and side quests within the game. Even the easy level has some difficult areas though; not so much with the battles but more with solving some of the puzzles. Knowledge of the film is useful to complete the quiz with Corpse Kid as the questions directly relate to the movie. You can do this quiz as often as you like and receive various rewards for completing it depending on the score. After each section you receive a grade for various activities and you are then given an option of proceeding to the next level or trying to improve your grades on the level you’ve just completed.
Lots of the favourite film characters feature, such as Sally, the Mayor, Zero, Vampire brothers, Clown and so on. Of course Oogie Boogie has Lock, Shock and Barrel helping him and Jack has various ‘boss’ battles with that nightmare trio. As the game progresses, Jack receives other costumes and skills. You can flame throw with Jack as the Pumpkin King or throw exploding parcels as Sandy Claws Jack. The graphics in this game are excellent as is the sound quality. Music and voices from the film are used adding to the enjoyment. This is a good quality game; not the most difficult or taxing but huge fun nonetheless. Any fan of the film should have a great time with this. Highly recommended.