The Cat In The Hat is a tie-in video game for the 2003 movie of the same name released for the Playstation 2, XBox, Game Boy Advance and PC in 2003.
The plot of the game is different from the movie. It focuses on the last few scenes of the movie, mainly on the chaos-stricken house. Instead of Conrad unlocking the Cat's Crate, Larry Quinn unlocks it and steals the lock to it. Other than that, though, the story is not that much different.
Playing as the Cat, the player must go through thirteen levels through the transformed house and chase down Larry, who is collecting the magic released from the crate for himself, and defeat him to get the lock (called the "Crablock" in-game) back and re-lock the Crate before the children's mother returns home. It's a standard side-scrolling platformer.
Why It Sucks
- Long loading times.
- Off-putting graphics, especially on the human characters.
- Already based on a terrible film.
- Monotonous gameplay, with the fish bugging you to read the on-screen instructions.
- The GBA version has very choppy graphics and voice-acting.
Believe it or not, unlike the critically-panned movie, the game received mixed reviews (except for the PC version, which received negative reviews). The game was actually banned in Brazil due to copyright issues.