Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage
|Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage|
"Calling it the first Cartoon Network game is a little bit dubious."— Cartoon Reviewer
Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage is a 2000 action game developed by Taito in association with Altron and published by Bay Area Multimedia for the Game Boy Color only in North American regions. This is actually a reskin of Elevator Action EX, which was also developed by Altron on the same year as this game.
Why It Sucks
Note: A few of these points also apply to Elevator Action EX and the original Elevator Action.
- The music in this game feels rather generic and doesn't feel like it's from the TV show that this game is based on.
- The levels in this game just revolve around taking elevators up and down and taking the stairs, and it gets extremely boring quickly.
- The robot enemies are all the same with different paint jobs.
- All you do in the levels are just opening up doors to get as many points as possible, making it similar to Hotel Mario in a way.
- Cheap deaths and instant game-overs. Plus, Mandark's evil smile in the Game Over screen is pretty creepy to some extent.
- Really bad storyline: Mandark reprograms Dexter's robots, and all you need to do is search the lab for "secret codes".
- Similar to Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes, you can't really run at all.
- As mentioned above, the game is a reskin of Elevator Action EX, which was also released in the same year.
- When you lose a life, Dexter ends up in his underwear, which is very bizarre for a death animation.
- The idea of having Mandark as the villain is still true to the original show despite how generic he is in this game.
- The graphics are nice for its time on the Game Boy Color.