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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

KMGR of "G.I. Joe" (the mobile game)

G.I. Joe, 12" TorchImage by TCM Hitchhiker via Flickr
G.I. Joe the mobile game is technically a sequel, not a tie in. You're playing Duke, Ripcord, and Scarlet chasing down Destro and more stolen arms and whatnot in a 2D game that plays either as a platform game (where move through the level like Super Mario [tm]) or a 2D top-down shooter (1942 [tm]). Is it fun? I don't know. It just feels so... derivative.

In the platform sequence, you start as one of the three, clad in Accelerator Suit. You can switch among any of the three at a "checkpoint terminal". Each is equippd with the suit gatling, a pulse cannon, and a special weapon with 5 shots. Duke has a sniper rifle, Ripcord has grenades, and Scarlet get an EMP gun. They have to make their way through various enemies, such as enemy soldiers, auto turrets, stinkbombs (actually, some sort of green blob kamikaze), and plenty of environmental traps.

The problem with the game is it doesn't FIT with the movie at all. None of the plot fits with the movie. It's as if there's a chapter in the movie that got excised, then turned into this game.

Not to mention the game is just boring. You jump around a little, shoot some guards, jump around for a bit, find some switches, go through doors, get across some traps, etc. Then every couple levels, you fight the boss.

In other words, just like every other arcade / platform game. BORING!

Rating: 5 out of 10, and that's being generous
Pros: it's playable
Verdict: save your money!

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