Blues Brothers 2000 (video game)

Blues Brothers 2000 is a platform game for the Nintendo 64 console, released by Titus Interactive. The game is a platformer, loosely based on the band and the film. Due to major delays[citation needed] it was released two years after the film of the same name but in the year the film was set.

Blues Brothers 2000
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North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s)Player 1
Publisher(s)Titus Interactive
Platform(s)Nintendo 64
Release
  • EU: October 13, 2000
  • NA: November 17, 2000
Genre(s)Platform game
Music game[1]
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GameplayEdit

The game player starts out as Elwood in Joliet prison who needs to get the band together for the battle of the bands, which is in less than two days. After saving the guitarist, Cab, then defeating the warden, the player's progresses to go through Chicago, in hopes of finding Mac and Buster. After going about the rooftops, the player enters Willie's Club, where Mac is being held captive. After defeating Willie, Mac says that Buster has escaped to the old graveyard. Arriving there, the player finds that an evil tree has put Buster in a cage. The final battle takes place in a swamp.

ReceptionEdit

The game was met with mixed to negative reception upon release; GameRankings gave it a score of 50.89%,[2] while Metacritic gave it 32 out of 100.[3] The earliest review came from Nintendo Power, which gave it a score of 6.8 out of 10 in the August issue, even though the game itself was not released in North America until three months later.[7] Nintendo Official Magazine gave the game a score of 85 out of 100 stating "There’s plenty going on in Blues Brother 2000’s one player, but the multiplayer is a let down. A great platform romp that hasn’t quite got little Mario’s magic."[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lewis, Cory D. (September 5, 2000). "Blues Brothers 2000". IGN. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Blues Brothers 2000 for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Blues Brothers 2000 for Nintendo 64 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Lewis, Rachel (February 13, 2001). "Blues Brothers 2000 Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on November 2, 2001. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Blues Brothers 2000". Mega Fun (in German). November 2000. p. 66. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  6. ^ Ruiz, José Arcas (November 7, 2000). "Blues Brothers 2000". MeriStation (in Spanish). Archived from the original on February 22, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Blues Brothers 2000". Nintendo Power. 135: 119. August 2000.
  8. ^ a b Blues Brothers 2000. Emap. September 2000. pp. 30–33.
  9. ^ Odelot, Hampton. "En busca del groupo, Perdido: Blues Brothers 2000". Superjuegos (in Spanish). pp. 140–141. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  10. ^ "Blues Brothers 2000". Video Games (in German). September 2000. p. 80. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  11. ^ "Blues Brothers 2000". 64. No. 43. August 2000. pp. 40–44. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  12. ^ "Blue Brothers 2000". 64 (in Spanish). No. 35. pp. 44–45. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  13. ^ "Blues Brothers 2000". Nintendo Acción (in Spanish). No. 96. pp. 40–41. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  14. ^ Russ (July 2000). "Blues Brothers 2000". Nintendo Pro. No. 36. pp. 12–17. Retrieved July 20, 2021.

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