Play with the Teletubbies is an educational kids video game based on the children's television series of the same name and released in 2000 for PlayStation and PC. It was developed by Asylum Entertainment Ltd. (who also made Doctor Who: Return to Earth for the Wii, another Asylum based on a BBC Property, and The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction for the PlayStation and Nintendo 64) and published by BBC Multimedia (UK) and Knowledge Adventure (USA). The PC version got a sequel called Teletubbies 2: Favourite Games.
You will play as Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po to do some fun in Teletubbyland.
Why it Sucks
- Boring gameplay, even though the game is targeted for kids.
- You cannot run in the game.
- Poor acting.
- The PS1 version has dreadful and blocky graphics, though they are better in the PC version.
- If you walk to the Windmill, you have to wait for a few minutes from the children cutscenes.
- Very poor FMVs of the children; the PC version has the clips in frames, similar to most Sega CD games with FMVs.
- Unintentionally scary for adults (like the original sun from the television series).
- Repetitive mini-games.
- No storyline at all.
Play with the Teletubbies received universally negative reviews from critics. GameFAQs gave Play with the Teletubbies only 2 out of 10, criticising the gameplay by saying "The only way to make it better is to make the tubbies actually respond to fully pressing the analog stick one way to run, instead of just taking it as a suggestion to walk slowly".
When the Game Grumps played this game in an one-off video, they actually received a comment from the official Teletubbies channel, saying "Thank you so much for playing! We look forward to seeing you again!".