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Starting off, Goofy is sitting in his viewing room and is explaining that he is missing items from his photos and asks for help from the player. Locating them is rewarded with a mini-game challenge, which if won unlocks a classic Disney cartoon relating to that photo. The mini-games are more fun than taxing, like golfing, fishing, ski racing, and even driving a Car!
Each room has a hidden treasure of some sort, which will be used for a bonus reward. There are hidden film cans, articles of clothes, keys, hat, fishing pole, skis, and many more. The rooms are also filled with interesting objects. Feel free to be curious, open closets and explore the household items. You never know what you may find. Some items are collectable and others are just there so the player can tinker and interact with it. Lets face it, Goofy is an adorable silly dufus. Imagine making him do even more crazier stunts during gameplay, like jumping on his bed like a little kid or hopping on a skate-board just to fall on his butt, turn on the radio and jam, have a vacuum cleaner chase him around or just stand there and watch him scratch his head while he is idle!
The house is huge with lots of doorways, which can make remembering where you are a bit challenging at times. There are many rooms to explore on different floors of the house, outside the house as well. There is a laundry room in the basement with a washing machine that moves around, an attic with ghosts, bedrooms with all kinds of surprises, kitchen with working gadgets, garage, and garden.
Controls are extremely simple and Goofy is easy as pie to maneuver. I have to say though; it really took some patience on my part to get thru gameplay as you move VERY SLOWLY!
What can I say, after playing and reviewing many PS2 games it is hard to say anything real good about the PSone graphics. Although, the plus about Disney Interactive games is you will always have that Disney flare and the developers are certainly talented enough to squeeze the PlayStation for all it is worth. The characters and backgrounds are pure Disney with great animation and colorful scenes. The classic cartoons are the originals and look their age. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
The background music is upbeat, comical and entertaining, just as if you were walking thru Disney World. It is pure innocence and adolescence. The sound effects are pretty realistic too. I love Goofy’s DA DADUMDUM outburst and silly laugh. After all these years, he still cracks me up.
· 15 Environments to explore
· 5 challenging mini-games
· 6 classic Goofy cartoons
1 Block required on Memory card per save (min)
Up to 1 Players (without Multi-tap)
Uses Dual Shock Pad Buttons
Uses Dual Shock Pad Analog Sticks
Uses Dual Shock Pad Vibration facility
REVIEW SCORE GUIDE:
We promise that we have fully played 'Goofys Fun House' before writing this review. The scores given above are our honest opinion and were not influenced in any way by the manufacturer or distributor of the game.
SUMMARY OF FINAL RATING (%)
00 - 59 This makes your console seem like an older machine. It utilises little or none of the PSone power.
60 - 69 This game is little more than average and we advise renting or play-testing before considering a purchase.
70 - 79 This is a good solid title that should still appeal to those who like this type of game.
80 - 89 This is a fantastic game that we think you will enjoy playing for quite some time.
90 - 100 This game either pushes the boundaries of it's genre further than ever before on this system, or creates a completely new gaming experience. Either way, it should not be missed and is an essential purchase in our opinion.
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