Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 - Licensed to Drive
Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 - Licensed to Drive is a board-game-style party game made for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and GBA and is one of many games based on the celebrity twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley. Like the other MK&A games, this one was published by Acclaim Entertainment and is actually the last Mary-Kate and Ashley game they made. Acclaim planned to make a tie-in based on their TV series Mary Kate and Ashley in ACTION! but it was cancelled in 2003.
Mary-Kate and Ashley have just gotten their driver's licenses and are planning a day out with their friends.
Why It Sucks
- Obnoxious music and sound effects.
- Bad sound mixing and audio design.
- Off-putting graphics and character models.
- This game is packed with every teen stereotype known to man.
- The board game overworld is barren with nothing happening but just waiting until the next minigame.
- Over 30 minigames, but about a third of them are reskinned of other games.
- Odd system settings that sometimes don't even work.
- Slow and dull gameplay.
- Minigames are overly long. Sometimes the game has you play the exact same minigame twice in a row.
- Feels like a bad Mario Party clone, to the point where some people have called Sonic Shuffle and Crash Bash more polished compared to this.
- The game becomes too long even setting it to three laps.
- It's incredibly buggy and glitchy.
- In the GBA version, it's a poor man's kiddie version of Grand Theft Auto.
- Somebody could win a minigame twice by playing it once.
- The cars you drive go way too slow.
Two years after this game was published, Acclaim would face legal actions from the twins themselves because of unpaid royalties and the like. One of many practices that would lead to Acclaim's bankruptcy soon after.