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Platform: Xbox 360|Change
Price:£7.95 - £29.99

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on 8 June 2017
Platform mayhem
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on 15 March 2017
very awesome! thank you!
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on 18 August 2014
Great platform game, even found myself having a go
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on 14 January 2015
For decades the movie tie-in has been a mainstay of gaming; if you have a big summer blockbuster or family film coming out, don’t forget the quick cash in game. However, as game become more expensive to make, a tie in game has to sell well be worth making and not many of them do anymore. One way to get around this problem would be to still produce a game, but make it cheap. This is perhaps what was behind the thinking with ‘The Smurfs 2’, a game that looks like a cheaper download only title, but came out on retail.

On paper the game looks ok, it uses the basic idea of the film and produces a series of levels like ‘Super Mario Brothers WiiU’, but uses the Smurf characters instead. One element of the game that does work is that the different Smurf characters have different Smurf skills; some can jump a little higher, whilst other defeat enemies easier. As a four player co-op game you can combine the skills to do more across the level. Like with ‘SMB WiiU’ the game has friendly fire switched on; this basically means that you will be knocking each other around the screen by mistake. Rather than retracting from the experience, this actually adds to it as there is great fun in the anarchy.

With the decent elements out of the way, it is a shame that there are several ones that undermine it. ‘Smurfs 2’ has only about 10% of the charm or intelligence that goes into making a ‘Mario’ game and you can feel it as the game progresses. The levels feel incredibly samey and even with the ability to go back and unlock new areas when you get updated skills, I am unsure that many people will bother. The game feels like a download title in terms of scope; reusing level ideas and assets etc. but it is not. If you have several children at home it is a reasonable co-op experience, I would just look for it at a more affordable price as it plays like a £7.99 download title.
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on 2 June 2014
My 4 year old loves Smurfs and Xbox games so I got him Smurfs 2 for Xbox :) my son liked this game a lot and spent quite a few days playing it. Too bad game is quite short so my son have completed it in no time.
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on 19 July 2013
I had been playing this game for hours now, and so far - this had been a smurfy game! Even smurfier fun than the PS1 game of 'The Smurfs'!
The levels were all exciting to smurf through, along with defeating some enemies including Azrael, the Naughties and Gargamel himself!

If you're a huge fan of the Smurfs (whatever it's a cartoon show, comic or a movie), then this should be a game for you to smurf and play!
I would really recommend it to you.
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on 26 July 2013
Overall this just a straight copy of the Mario games of old - a gentle 2D platformer with masses of collectables, bounce on the head enemy slaying (or freeing, as they call it in this very non-violent IP) and a variety of unlockable characters that have differing abilities that add a tactical element to how you can play each level (it becomes much more fun after you've finished the game and can switch them freely mid-level).

For young kids it's great, harmless fun, and for adults (especially ones who like easy gamerscore) it's done well enough to recall Nintendo nostalgia and even provide a bit of a challenge in places. However, it has a very annoying mechanic that really deflates the fun for children - throughout each level you must collect "smurfberries" (is there anything in Smurfland not prefixed with the word?!)

Even though you can gather several hundred in most levels (defeating enemies triggers a bonus power up that doubles score for a while) the slighestest contact with an enemy or missed platform resets the score to zero - gutting, especially when it often happens at the very end of a level, leaving them with a score that's plummeted from the hundreds to the low teens.

In addition, in some places (notably the Paris levels) some of the backgrounds look like they're part of the platforming, causing the player to jump at objects that aren't part of the level.

A final pain is that cutscenes play before every level. These are rudimentary comic panels, and each frame can be skipped, but not as a whole. This means each time a level requires replay you have a dozen or more presses of the button and a good 60 tedious seconds together to it - a bizarre design decision (it seems be be commonplace now, aa anyone who's had to grind through Remember Me's never-skippable pretentious ramblings will attest).

Overall this is a great game for pre-teens, marred by some disastrous decisions, most notably the brutal score resetting that takes away any sense of achievement - knocking off some points for a bad move would have been fine, but all of them is just mean-spirited. Games like Dark Souls are there is you like wholesale punishment, not the Smurfs!
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on 29 August 2013
Keeps your attention and is simple to use and fun to relax with.

My teen was glued to Saints Row 3rd until this arrived in our mail box!
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on 13 September 2013
I recommend this game for anybody who is a fan of the smurfs. Lots to do in this game and you can also play multi
player as well.
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on 29 December 2013
My son received this game for christmas and hasn't stopped playing it with his older brother. Its a platform game thats similar to mario so he already has the controls down and loves it…………simples!
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