Excerpt: 'Napoleon Dynamite: The Game' for the Nintendo DS arrives after almost 4 years since the movie was first released in 2004. Considering the movie was a huge success, grossing over ten times its production cost, it comes as no surprise Napoleon is being released in the form of a game for the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.
Excerpt: There’s no way Napoleon Dynamite the Game could’ve gone wrong. It’s only been four years since the film garnered ten times its initial budget from theatrical earnings alone. Considering the movies slighted budget and the fact that most films never even break even these days – that’s a hell of a lot of money! Since 04, Napoleon’s array of colorful sayings progressively infiltrated pop culture. The world may never recover.
Conclusion: Napoleon Dynamite: The Game is, in a word, irrelevant. Hardcore fans of the movie won't find much content here that hasn't been recycled from the film (and in less funny fashion, at that), and the gameplay isn't anywhere near fun enough to hold anyone's attention for long. If you were to ask the eponymous hero what he thought of this game, he'd probably say something along the lines of, "This is pretty much the worst game ever made.
Pros: Cut-and-paste graphical style is amusing.
Cons: The bulk of the minigames aren't fun, Lack of audio causes a lot of the gags to fall flat, No multiplayer options.