Rugrats Scavenger Hunt

Rugrats Scavenger Hunt

Caden Massey

Uhhhhhhh… yeah. Welcome to rock bottom gang. You may be asking yourself why. I understand. This game is about as obscure as it gets, but I can explain.

When I was a young lad, my parents rented this game for me and my brother. Why this and not any other game, I have no idea.

I guess at the time, we were still watching Rugrats on TV, but I mean still. After seeing it on the N64 once you would have figured that they would have stopped.

In any case, I decided to order this game to see if it still held up to my fond memories of it. I will just get the bad stuff out of the way first. The soundtrack is pretty awful. It has that Rugrats sound, which is nice, but the entire soundtrack of the game is only 12 minutes long.

That basically translates to the same couple songs playing over and over again on loop. I think I actually hate it.

When I have nightmares, this soundtrack is there. Like literally how could they not make just one or two more songs?

I also get that it is on an older console, but other games on that system have been coveted as some of the best sounding games of all time. The graphics are rough. Like really rough. I’m saying that there is no more than a 5 polygons per character.

It can’t even compete with some Sega Genesis games. Frankly, I don’t understand how it could have turned out so poorly. They are so bad, that when I played it I laughed for almost five minutes straight.

In terms of story, there is no story. It is just the kids playing an imaginary game and that is it. All these games just so happen to look exactly like Mario Party as well.
In fact, it seems a lot like Mario Party except for one small little detail. There are no mini games. Otherwise known as the best part of the game.

The rules of play are also never explained. You have no idea what is going on until it has already happened. That could be called bad game design. You get these cookies but I’m not sure what they are for. They give you energy, but you can spend them on things as well.

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to spend the cookies because the purchasing system is completely random.

There are some power ups, but I have no idea what all but one of them do, and the one I do know is incredibly useful.

I’m not even sure how to explain how bad this is. I don’t think it is the worst game I have ever played because of nostalgia alone, but I’m still not entirely sure what is going on. If you want to buy it for some reason, it is fairly cheap for good reason.

The game is from my childhood, but I’m not sure that helps whole lot. I rate this game 3 cookies out of 10