Tom and Jerry in War of Whiskers
|a game by||VIS Entertainment Limited|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 8 votes|
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|See also:||Movie-based Games, Tom & Jerry Games, 3D Platformer Games, Cats Games|
As the sequel to Tom and Jerry In Fists Of Furry, Tom and Jerry in War of The Whiskers had a lot to live up to… ok, so you could probably detect the sarcasm there. However, I was a huge fan of Tom and Jerry growing up and I thought that this looked like a fun fighting game so I decided to give it a try. It was released on the PlayStation 2, Game Cube, and Xbox back in 2003/2003, but for some reason, only the PS2 version made it outside of America.
Fighting Is Fun
Tom and Jerry in War of The Whiskers does not exactly have a strong story running through it. If you are familiar with the antics of the Tom and Jerry animated series you know what to expect here. These characters just love beating the hell out of each other and that is what this game is about. There are two main “villains” in the game in Monster Jerry or Robot Cat.
Jumping Into 3D
The previous game, Fists Of Furry was released on the Nintendo 64 and the graphical leap here is very impressive. Sometimes when a classic 2D animated show makes the jump to a 3D game it can look odd, but I think they nailed the Tom and Jerry style with this game. The characters look great and are instantly recognizable and there is a decent enough variety to the arenas you will be fighting in too.
The game moves at a very quick pace and I never noticed any frame rate issues or anything like that and I was playing the game on the PlayStation 2. Apparently, the game is a bit sharper and brighter on the Xbox and Game Cube so they might be the versions you want to play.
Power Stone 3?
The best game I can compare Tom and Jerry in War of The Whiskers to is Power Stone from Capcom. You can have up to four players in a battle and the idea is that you beat the hell out of your opponent so that you win. Each character has their own basic attacks, but the real fun is picking up and using weapons of which there is a very nice amount. The action is very fast-paced. It is not exactly deep, but if you are playing this with a friend it is fun. I think that they captured the slapstick cartoon violence that the series is known for very well.
Gotta Unlock Them All
I have to say that Tom and Jerry in War of The Whiskers is let down by its lack of content. The main game mode is Challenge Mode. Here you pick a character and fight your way through a series of characters before having to deal with either Monster Jerry or Robot Cat. You do this and you unlock new characters and stages which is fun, but the thing is. You can unlock all that the game has to offer in just a couple of hours. The real fun here is in multiplayer.
You can play basic fights, but I like the mode where you play until a player wins a certain number of matches best. What is here in terms of game modes is fun, but it all feels very similar, I feel that they could have added a few more game modes here.
I know that many people will probably write Tom and Jerry in War of The Whiskers off as garbage, but to be fair, this game is quite fun. The gameplay is decent enough, it is funny, it is a lot of fun to play with friends and it captures the look and feel of Tom and Jerry very well. Where it falls flat is in terms of its content. With a few more game modes, this could have been pretty damn awesome.
- The game looks great
- The fighting in the game is responsive and fun
- The sound effects and voices feel like they are right out of the show
- It is the kind of game that is fun to play with friends
- You can do all the single-player content in one sitting!
- It is really lacking in game modes
Download Tom and Jerry in War of Whiskers
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP