NewKidCo International, Inc. was a video game company founded in 1997 in Burlington, Massachusetts, and got defunct in 2005. It was best known for making kids video games based on licensed properties.
Ubisoft published almost all of NewKidCo's titles in Europe since the company did not have an office there.
List of games they published
- Tiny Toon Adventures: The Great Beanstalk
- Sesame Street: Elmo's Letter Adventure
- Sesame Street: Elmo's Number Journey
- Sesame Street: Elmo's ABCs
- Sesame Street: Elmo's 123s
- Sesame Street: The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
- Disney's Story Studio: Mulan
- Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood
- Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry
- Tom and Jerry in House Trap
- Dragon Tales: Dragon Seek
- Disney's Doug: Doug's Big Game
- Dragon Tales: Dragon Wings
- Goofy's Fun House
- E.T.: Digital Companion
- E.T.: Escape from Planet Earth
- Dragon Adventures
- Sesame Street Sports
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring
- E.T. and the Cosmic Garden
- Dora the Explorer: The Search for Pirate Pig's Treasure
- E.T.: Interplanetary Mission
- Tom and Jerry in Infurnal Escape
- Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs And Ham
- The Cat in the Hat
Why They And Their Games Sucked
- Poor quality graphics.
- The only game that was released for the sixth generation consoles was Tom & Jerry: War of the Whiskers.
- Now, keep in mind that NewKidCo was originally going to release more games on sixth generation consoles such as E.T.: Search for Dragora and Little League Baseball 2002. But sadly, they ended up being cancelled for reasons unknown.
- They ruined the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Tom and Jerry franchises, amongst others.
- Their games were mostly mediocre, or possibly bland at best, and abysmal at worst.
- For example: Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs And Ham doesn't even have any action, rather it's more focused on a party game, which can be very misleading.
- This company has rushed some of their games to meet certain deadlines. Sound familiar?
- Speaking of rushed development, they even rushed a few Dr. Seuss titles like The Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs & Ham.
- To make matters worse, they've licensed their games to companies such as Nintendo and Sony, onto their consoles/systems, and half of their games they've added to their systems turned out to be horrible.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- They published some good games, for example: Tigger's Honey Hunt, Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks, Tom and Jerry: Fists of Furry, Goofy's Fun House or Tom & Jerry: War of the Whiskers.