Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet

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Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet
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The show may be interesting, but this game isn't.
Genre: Action
Adventure
Edutainment
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
PlayStation 2
Xbox (cancelled)
Release Date: Nintendo GameCube
NA: October 13, 2005
PAL: December 16, 2005
PlayStation 2
PAL: December 2, 2005
NA: February 9, 2006
Developer: Monkey Bar Games
Publisher: Global Star Software
Franchise: Dora the Explorer
Previous Game: Dora the Explorer: Super Star Adventures
Next Game: Dora the Explorer: Dora's World Adventure


Dora the Explorer: Journey to the Purple Planet is an action-adventure game developed by Monkey Bar Games (a division of Vicious Cycle Software) and published by Global Star Software. It is based on the Nick Jr. animated series Dora the Explorer, as well as the episode of the same name. It was released for the Nintendo GameCube in North America on October 13, 2005 and in Europe on December 16, 2005, making it the only GameCube game to get an EC (Early Childhood) rating. It was then ported to the PlayStation 2 in Europe on December 2, 2005 and in North America on February 9, 2006. A planned Xbox version of the game was cancelled.

Why It Sucks

  1. The graphics are outdated even by PlayStation 2 or GameCube standards.
  2. The gameplay can be boring for people who have outgrown the show since all you do is walk and solve simple puzzles and travel through space.
  3. Similar to the episode, which came out two years before the game, the aliens' names are unoriginal. Two of them are named Inky and Plinky and the first said has the same name as one of the ghosts from Pac-Man.
  4. Every single button jumps (except for puzzles). Because of this, it literally feels and plays like a computer game where the Space bar jumps.
  5. The box art looks more like a screenshot of the Dora the Explorer show. Also, the back of the box claims that it has interactive gameplay that is accessible for all ages, yet this was made for children, also it can get boring for people who have outgrown the show, and the gameplay is barely interactive.
  6. At one point when you hang on a cliff Dora's hair doesn't fall, which shows a bit of violation of physics.
  7. Despite the title, you travel to several different planets and/or areas, meaning this game should've been called: Dora the Explorer: Journey Across the Galaxy.
    • The fact that you travel to more places than just the Milky Way, Space Rocks, and Purple Planet from the episode could also indicate some poor source material grasp.
  8. Annoying soundtrack, not to mention even though the game's title theme uses the same instruments in the show's theme song, it barely sounds anything like it.
    • On a related note, the Fiesta Trio's fanfare in the game sounds nothing like it does in the show.
  9. You cannot die in the game whatsoever.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. It might be fun for little kids.
  2. It has the original voice cast from the show, i.e. Kathleen Herles as Dora.
  3. Cel-shaded character models faithfully capture the characters' TV counterparts.

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Comments


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Vicious187

17 months ago
Score 2
Hmm now who would own a company known as Vicious Cycle Games?
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Paprika

17 months ago
Score 2
Maybe...ME!!!
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Vicious187

17 months ago
Score 3
Prince must really like this game doesn't he?
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Mr. Dready

13 months ago
Score 5
I hate Dora so much!
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 3
Please don't take this comment seriously and i'm not a kid show hater i mean i do like Rollie Pollie Ollie and is good. But i just can't stand dora!
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ChrisHeers2001

3 months ago
Score 1
@Edbert0987654321 ...which is getting old!
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MintypuffLove

10 months ago
Score 0
N o
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TheGreenShield

7 months ago
Score 0

If i remember correctly, I had this game along with Gran Turismo 4.

This is literally weird for me.
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SpongeBoi1999

3 months ago
Score 0
The only thing swiped can swipe.
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SpongeBoi1999

3 months ago
Score 0
  • Swiper
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Trashanimal

2 months ago
Score 2
At least her GoAnimate boyfriend Cayloo never got any shitty videogames lol
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No bias

2 months ago
Score 2
i forgot that I have this game even i'm a boy omg I'm really dumb
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Typhlosion Trainer

13 days ago
Score 0
Super Mario Galaxy 3 is looking great

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