Tiggers Honey Hunt
Back in the year 2000 developer DokiDenki Studio as a collaboration for Disney Interactive and publishers NewKidCo released Tigger's Honey Hunt for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and PC. A game based on one of the most beloved characters on one of the kid's favorites. It's been almost a hundred years now since the first time a Winnie the Pooh book was published. Now it is one of the most popular cartoons of the whole family throughout the whole world.
And while the honey-loving bear is usually the main character in the stories, this time it is all about Tigger, the most energetic jumping-Tigger out there.
About the game
The game itself is pretty simple and clear, it had to be since it is directed directly to the younger audiences. In this very sweet title you play as Tigger, and your main objective for the whole game is to collect honey to help Winnie the Pooh, who's organizing a party for all of his friends. We all know that Winnie Pooh cannot throw a party without honey, and even though Tigger may not like honey himself, he loves helping his friends.
As Tigger, you'll have to explore around the Hundred Acre Woods and even get some help from his friends to get the beloved honey. There's the normal platformer part of the game and a second part which consists of three different minigame levels. The later ones are actually multiplayer, so you can get some of YOUR friends too.
Jumping, running, crawling and facing different enemies, Tigger's adventure is a pretty colorful and joyful one. Finding the 100 honey pots and collecting the pieces of the photographs may not be as simple as it sounds.
Even though it is pretty simple, it looks a lot better than other Winnie Pooh games at that time. Not only in the visual aspect, but also in the fact that it is trying to tell a story, and a cute one at that. When you look at other games such as Disney's Pooh's Party Game: In Search of The Treasure, you can see a clear difference.
This title just mentioned is pretty much a board-minigame set, a lot like a Winnie the Pooh version of Mario Party. But on that title the sound, visuals, animations and pretty much everything is terrible. Even the minigames are dull and boring. Tigger's Honey Hunt feels much more like a classic Tigger tale, animated into a video game.
Overall the game is pretty simple, and it's rather short, but that's not such a bad thing in this case. If it were longer it would be pretty boring, and since it's directed to a very young audience which tends to have a shorter attention span, it is perfect. It is a sweet little game to enjoy as a sweet little adventure.
Graphics and Visuals: The graphics are pretty nice looking. The animations and character models look lively and very colorful, not to mention it 2.5D. This means that even though the environment and character are 3D models, it is a 2D platformer game, but even then it looks lovely
Gameplay: There isn't much to say about the gameplay. The controls are easy to master and understand, they are responsive and very simple. The mini-games are especially simple yet enjoyable
Sound: The soundtrack is great, sounds a lot like something you'd see in an episode of Winnie the Pooh animated series. But the truly special thing about the sound in this game is that all the dialogues are voiced and with good quality too. Making the adventure feel much more alive and interactive. Unless you're playing the N64 version, which didn't get to have voices