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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 "Planet 51: On the run"

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P51 is a tie-in mobile game to the CGI movie "Planet 51", and it's a simple platformer that basically have you playing the two main characters as they try to resolve their own issues, jumping from house to house, collect some parts, avoid the, uh... whatever police and military, and get the poor sap to his capsule and go home. It doesn't seem that interesting overall.

From playing through two levels (out of a dozen or so) the game seems to be a standard platformer: jump from level to level, avoid the few "baddies", collect all the tokens and parts and such on the level, and get to the end, really, that's it. Chuck can stun the cops like Mario (tm) by jumping on them, while the kid can't. But other than that, there isn't much different between them.

While the levels are nice and clean, the characters are somewhat on the small side, but I guess that is the price you pay for making it work on such a small screen. You see a decent portion of the screen, relative to the character. The characters are decently animated, but the background seems to be relatively static.

The action is decent, but not that special. Seems like a standard tie-in, relatively non-violent, as if you "fail" you sit on the ground with stars flying around your head. Sound is... standard.

Overall there isn't much special about this game. If you must play a tie-in, it ain't bad, but there are better platformers than this.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: decent looking levels, nice view all around
Cons: characters are tiny, nothing special here
Verdict: just another *yawn* tie-in

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