The Adventures of Tintin: The Game - 3DS

Release Date:

December 06, 2011

Also on:

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6.9

Summary:

In The Adventures of Tintin: The Game on the 3DS, you can experience action and adventure while investigating a mystery that may ultimately lead to an immense underwater treasure. The journey proves to be difficult and requires teaming up with the smart witted canine Snowy and the crotchety Captain Haddock, in an attempt to discover the truth which lies behind the Secret of the Unicorn ship.

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Details

  • Developer(s):
    • Ubisoft Montpellier
  • Publisher(s):
    • Ubisoft
  • Release Date(s):
    • December 6, 2011
  • ESRB Rating:
    • Everyone 10
  • Series:
    • Tintin
  • Mode(s):
    • Single-player
  • Local Play:
    • Co-op 2 Players
    • Vs
  • StreetPass:
    • Yes
    • Share your time records
  • 3D Mode:
    • Yes
  • Not Compatible:
    • Download Play
    • Internet
    • SpotPass

Technical Information

  • Average Playing Time:
    • 32 Hours
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2013-08-18

smithy

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3DS

6.7

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game is a 2011 action-adventure, platforming video game based on the film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which is also based on the series that preceded it. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and later published by Ubisoft.

In The Adventures of Tintin: The Game you can experience action and adventure while investigating a mystery that may ultimately lead to an immense underwater treasure. The journey proves to be difficult and requires teaming up with the smart witted canine Snowy and the crotchety Captain Haddock, in an attempt to outsmart grasping greedy art collectors, insane arms dealers, and sundry crooks to discover the truth which lies behind the Secret of the Unicorn ship.

Designed to tie-in with the Spielberg movie, The Adventures of Tintin on the 3DS is a fast paced, engaging game featuring one the world's most followed comic book heros, Tintin, his lovable floppy dog, Snowy and sometimes sober, Captain Haddock. As in the comics books by Herge, Tintin is a newspaper reporter always on the ball looking for an exciting scoop. This one starts when Tintin buys a model ship called the Unicorn, the mast of which Snowy accidentally breaks to reveal a piece of paper hidden inside, a clue to the whereabouts of an enormous treasure. Thus, the adventure begins.

As Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock, search for one of the world's greatest underwater treasures, they encounter a host of villains including; art collectors (who knew?), arms dealers (goes with the territory) and assortment of other dastardly crooks. It's fun because it's not just all sword fights. Its got race elements, puzzles, and of course the engaging background story of Tintin to discover. It comes with more than 20 hours of possible gameplay, and it take you to some exotic locations such as the city of Bagghar and the Sahara Desert.

This is a single or double-player game with 20 different globally scattered environments. The platform of the 3DS lends itself well to the game. In 3D the graphics are visually fun and at times really quite stunning. The puzzles (although simpler than the Wii versions) are challenging enough to give your child some mental exercise. There is also some additional material included as well, such as the fun and helpful Haddock's dreams. You can also play in the present or the past which gives the game an interesting spin. There is a real story here and fans of the book are certainly going to become fans of the game.

Pros

Story is portrayed like the original comic book, so Tintin and his cohorts only speak through a bubble above their heads. Additional characters are unlocked as you move through the story. You can compete against AI in challenge mode.

Cons

The 3DS games does NOT work in the plain DS platform, you will need a 3DS to operate this game. It also helps to know the movie to figure out what's going to happen next. The action gets monotonous after a while due to some repetition. This game was clearly designed with kids in mind so I was not expecting a plethora of problem solving. That's not to say adults won't have fun piloting a bi-plane as Tintin, but for the most part kids will probably get the most enjoyment and righty so.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game on the 3DS is a worthy title which is geared towards the younger generation, or younger generation at heart, it has appeal, good graphics, good storyline and is well worth a dabble. There are plenty of forums on line that offer hints, cheats and walkthroughs if you need it, and finally the challenging aspect of the game is enough to keep you engaged, but not frustrating enough to warrant giving up.

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