Futurama, the game, stays true to the Futurama television show that's currently showing on Cartoon Network. The playable characters include Fry, Bender, Leela, and the infamous Dr. Zoidberg.
Futurama's controls are very simplistic and easy to learn, but most of the time when you jump, it doesn't seem quite as natural as in other games. The camera is also a nuisance. The camera moves with the character, but it sometimes doesn't move fast enough, causing you to die in some cases. The game can be addicting and even sometimes, frustrating. Each character has his or her own unique moves that keeps the game fresh and adds variety. There are 22 levels total and you'll be amazed how fast the levels go by.
The story is fantastic and the hilarity is there. There is 30 minutes of cinematics and ALL the voice actors from the TV show are back. The plot synopsis is that Mom has taken over Planet Express and she now owns 50% of the Earth, which makes her the supreme ruler. The planet express crew must stop Mom before it's too late.
The graphics are excellent, and the characters look remarkably alike from the TV show. The backgrounds are great and look exactly like they did on the show. Futurama fans will love running through the rooms and streets from the Futurama universe. The only problem is with Leela. Her hair color is a little different than before.
I absolutely loved the sound in this game. The sound in the game fits all the levels nicely. There's also remixs of the opening theme of Futurama which are always great. Like I said before, all the voice actors have returned. During the gameplay the characters will say a funny comment that relates to what you are doing, which adds to the comedic value.
The game doesn't have a very good replayability. Once you play a level, most of the time you don't want to play it again. The only reason to replay is that their are Nibblers scattered all throughout the levels that you need to collect. If you get all of them in that level, then you get extras, which include, music, cutscenes, and pictures.
To all Futurama fans this should be no question, YOU SHOULD OWN THIS GAME. For people that aren't as big of a fan, or never even hear of it (shame!), you should probably rent it or wait for the price to go down.