Monsters Inc. has been a very popular movie for years now. It is one of the most well-known animated movies, and even got rewarded with a video game due to its popularity. Monsters Inc. Scream Team was released for the PlayStation 1 in October of 2001, towards the end of the console’s era. However, that did not stop this game from being a one-of-a-kind experience for players.
The game centered around completing maps and scaring robot children as a test to pass Scare Island. There were enemies and obstacles that the player would have to overcome along the way. More maps and zones would be unlocked the further the player would get in the game. To scare the robot children, the player would have to hit the right buttons at the correct time. There are two playable characters, Sully and Mike. This game was a stand-out due to the fact that no other game had a plot quite like this one. It took the popular animated movie and made it even better.
Although this game was not graphically the best, it had catchy music and memorable levels that would catch the player’s eye and make them remember it. The game had a certain uniqueness and charm that lured the players in and allowed them to enjoy the entire game. Sometimes, a game does not have to have the best graphics to be enjoyable. All it takes is amazing gameplay to make a game thrilling and exciting.
Overall, Monsters Inc. Scream Team has fairly high ratings. It got 7.5 out of 10 on IGN and a 4.5 out of 5 on Emuparadise. It has been praised for good controls and decent graphics. However, it has also been said that the music is the worst feature in the game. In this case, I would have to disagree. I believe that the graphics are not the best, while the music is interesting and catchy.
This game was a childhood favorite for me. I would play it endlessly for hours attempting to get the gold medal on each level and beat the game. It was addictive and most importantly, fun. It had almost every quality a good platformer-style game should have. For its time, it was neat and interesting compared to the other games.