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"Dalmatians betrayed us!"
Patchy the Pirate from SpongeBob SquarePants
Genre(s): Puzzle
Platform(s): PlayStation
PlayStation 2
Nintendo DS
Release: The Dalmatians
EU: September 1, 2000
Dalmatians 2
EU: March 28, 2003
Dalmatians 3
EU: September 3, 2003
AU: 2004

Dalmatians 4
EU: October 24, 2008 (DS)
EU: March 21, 2009 (Wii)
Developer(s): The Code Monkeys
Publisher(s): Midas Interactive Entertainment (2000)
Phoenix Games (2003-2009)
Country: United Kingdom
Series: Dalmatians

"...for a company to slap together loads of shitty minigames with no music that could easily be done at home without any fucking electricity, and then add in the worst cartoon anyone has ever laid eyes on, and then slap on Disney characters into the box to trick parents into buying it makes me think this company is actually HELL and carne into the game company."

Dalmatians is a series of puzzle games containing a film produced by Dingo Pictures. The games were developed by The Code Monkeys and initially published by Midas Interactive Entertainment, who published only the first game. Since 2003, Phoenix Games took over the publishing process of the Dalmatians games until the fourth one.

Why They Suck

  1. It doesn't really count as a video game altogether, as each installment only contains a movie and a selection of basic minigames.
  2. On the topic of the movie, not only is the movie's animation is absolutely dreadful.
    • the English dubbing is even worse than the animation, with only one or two voice actors in both (Dalmatians 2 however, has the worst voice acting between both) and lip-syncing that makes the lip-syncing in Sonic Adventure look good by comparison.
  3. False advertising:
    • In Dalmatians 3, both Cruella De Vil, The Purple Fox, Pongo, and Perdita appear on the cover even though they never appear anywhere in the game. However, Pongo barely appears in The Dalmatians but not in the sequel.
    • Also, there are far more dogs in the box art than in the entire movie, in which there are only 3.
  4. Dalmatians 3 isn't even a sequel, rather it's just a PS2 port of Dalmatians 2, which also leads to False Advertising. The rare Dalmatians 4 could also be the same thing as well.
  5. Dispite all the games having a 3+ by both PEGI and ELSPA, there is occasional profanity scattered throughout.
    • Such an example is in Dalmatians 2/Dalmatians 3 where a German Shepherd dog says "Oh that policeman, ohh he will be mad as hell!".
    • There is also an inappropriate mishearing in one of the scenes with the dog with sunglasses, which sounds like he's saying "Swallow my b*llocks."
  6. The Dalmatians 4 box art, just like other Phoenix games on the Wii, is poorly-rendered and odd-looking.
  7. The movie is 45 minutes long. Like other Phoenix games on Compact Discs, by the time it finishes the disc will be overheated and warped and will never play again.
  8. While it looks like a rip-off of Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians, it's most likely to be a blatant rip-off of the 1985 Pound Puppies TV Special.
  9. It teaches no skills or life lessons, which is unacceptable for a game rated 3+.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. While these games are bad, at least the soundtracks for all four games are decent.



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