Phineas and Freb: Quest for Cool Stuff
Phineas and Freb: Quest for Cool Stuff is based on the hit Disney Animated series. I’ve actually watched a few episodes of the show and found it a bit entertaining. Cartoons have always been a favorite of mine (big kid), so I thought this game would be right there with it. I was wrong…
This game was such a disappointment, I literately started falling asleep 10 minutes into it. I found really no challenge to achieve the goal for each level. Phineas and Freb: Quest for Cool Stuff is really geared towards kids (as it should be), but the game is lacking in so many areas. Maybe my expectations were too high. Maybe it is because I’m not a kid anymore. Not really sure, but after playing this I can barely believe a kid would even like it.
As far as stepping into the world of imagination, playing as Phineas and Freb is everything I’m sure a child would love to get their hands on. So when I look at reviews online and see this game was averaging a 6 out 10, I can see why. For kids I’m sure it is fun, exciting and cool to play with their favorite cartoon friends on a gaming console. But for adults, stay away!
If you have ever watched the cartoon, Phineas and Freb always come up with these crazy ideas to create something. In Phineas and Freb: Quest for Cool Stuff the two pretty much have the same plan. It is the last week of summer vacation and Phineas and Freb come up with a plan to make their own museum with items of “Cool Stuff”. Their journey takes them to find hidden treasures in several terrains such as their backyard, a lost temple, underwater caverns, and the surface of the moon. Playing as Phineas and Freb falls under the game’s Exploration Mode. In the game’s Action Mode, Perry the Platypus, also known as Agent P, chasing after the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz as he unleashes his latest devices designed to take over the entire Tri-State area.
The graphics for Phineas and Freb: Quest for Cool Stuff is done on a 3 dimensional scale as the player controls the character from left to right across an original Super Mario Bros. type screen. The game lacks severely in graphics during the cinematic scenes for smooth clean lines, but is great for color and animation in gameplay.
Exactly what you’d expect from a cartoon style game, fun, loud and exciting.
Don’t waste your money buying Phineas and Freb: Quest for Cool Stuff, just rent the game and check it out for yourself. Let your kids play the rental and make your decision to purchase after they try it.
- Fun for kids
- Exciting to play a cartoon character
- Poor graphics
- Boring for adults
Style – Single-Player
Developer – Behaviour Interactive
Publisher – Majesco Entertainment
Release – August 2013
3.0 – Gameplay
3.0 – Graphics
2.5 – Sound
2.5 – Entertainment
2.5 – Replay Value