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I know, I probably enjoyed this game a bit TOO much, but I loved it. This has garnered mixed response from gamers and was torn apart by critics (An awful 37 out of 100 on Metacritic.), but I cannot deny that I had a lot of fun with it. Sure it will never win accolades for "greatest game ever" or for "greatest sports game ever" or even "best licensed game ever," but if you're willing to give it a chance, this game proves to be rather fun (Critics are definitely wrong if they give garbage like Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal better reviews than this game).
WHAT THE GAME IS: A golf/beat 'em up/racing game. When Frylock is accepted to the Jersey Pines Golf Course, Master Shake is upset that he was not, so after a tutorial in which you learn how to play the game, the group steals their neighbor Carl's car and crash on the golf course. From then on, you play through 11 other levels of golfing, combat, and even a couple of racing levels with the occasional boss battle.
GRAPHICS: I must say these graphics actually look good. The game has a nice cel-shaded look, and the cutscene visuals look just like the show. I even really liked how the levels were designed because this game shoots you all over the place to places like the Moon and Hell. Unlike most licensed games, the graphics actually look and feel like the source material which is a definite plus.
MUSIC: This area was a bit disappointing. Most of the music is too quiet and really doesn't go with the game. It's best if you listen to your own music as you play.
SOUND: All the voice actors from the show reprise their roles in this game. So, overall this area works well and the other sound effects are good too.
GAMEPLAY: As said before, this is game is about golfing, beating the crap out of a lot of enemies, and a couple racing segments. The golfing part of the gameplay for the most part feels solid and responsive, and the controls work well. The combat is decent, but it could use some fine tuning. You can switch back and forth between Master Shake and Frylock during combat. Master Shake can use weapons such as his golfclub, a sword, a chainsaw, a sawed-off shotgun, pubic pride (A spray used to kill spiders), and many other weapons. Frylock has the power to shoot fireballs, he can shoot lightning bolts when you find that item, can shoot missiles when that item is found, as well as other powers. Meatwad can be used to turn into a hotdog, so that enemies will attack him instead of you for a brief period of time or he can be used while you're golfing to cheat. There are all sorts of enemies to fight in this game: spiders, mechanical peacocks, mutant brownies, mutant wrenches, homicidal demon trees, roses armed with machine guns, and plenty more. Some villains included in this game are: Carl, the Mooninites, McPee Pants, the Plutonians, and more. The racing segments are fairly easy and are also fun as well. On every level there are a lot of hidden items such as unlocking cameo clips, finding extra lives, twelve demon sandwiches which when all are found will unlock a battle of the sandwiches. There's also other things packed in this game such as four episodes (One of which has never been seen) from the show, an interview with the creators of the show, etc. Even if you don't like the game itself, the four episodes should be enough to keep you coming back. Even better is the fact there is a multiplayer option which adds even more value to this awesome game.
OVERALL: This is definitely a fans-only game, but it proves to be a solid golfing/combat/racing game that is also funny as hell and packed with awesome extras well worth the price. However, although I really enjoyed this game, I will only recommend it as a rental.
THE GOOD: Fun golfing, fun combat, fun racing, lots of weapons, good graphics, funny humor, good voice-acting, and lots of awesome extras.
THE BAD: The game can get repetitive and the combat could have been done better.