Excerpt: At the very least, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera looks good. The cel-shaded visuals match the look of the show really well - so while the gameplay may not match the show, at least the characters look like they should. There isn't that much variety between levels and they look halfway decent and are easy to follow. At certain parts of each level, the end boss appears in the background, which is one of the game's better visual touches.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 Memory: 99KB El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera is based off the Nickelodeon cartoon series currently running on the network. There is actually a full episode of the series on the game disc. It helps to give the player an idea of what to expect in the game, right? No, the game actually has a much different feel compared to that of the series.
Excerpt: is certainly simple and colorful, there isn't anything "relatively easy" about it, which is the game's biggest downfall. Considering the target audience, it makes little sense to produce such a challenging platformer, but then again, kids can be fast learners. Besides, the gameplay mechanic is quite solid and the setting is perfect for fans of the television show, so there are plenty of positives, here.
Excerpt: The first thing I did when I loaded up El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera was watch the one episode included with the game. It’s the only episode of the Nickelodeon cartoon I’ve ever seen, but it was quite good. Manny Rivera is your average kid, and with the touch of his magic belt he becomes the superhero El Tigre.
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera review (PS2)
20 March 2008
Excerpt: I say that because there's simply not much reason to play through the adventure multiple times. There aren't any hidden items to scrounge up, there aren't any alternate routes and there aren't even any particularly memorable moments throughout the whole affair. You can choose to play through as either Frida or Black Cuervo, as mentioned on the back of the box, but they both control identically and the option doesn't add anything to the experience.