For those of you who split your sides laughing at MTV's
Celebrity Deathmatch as it lampooned popular sports
and event coverage then Celebrity Deathmatch the game
may sound like an idea too good to be true. Choose your celebrity,
or create your own, and slug it out to the death against your
Celebrity Deathmatch was one of those programmes that
I always thought was a one gag show. Once was funny, but the
more you watched the more dull and pointless the show actually
seemed. Yes, it was very funny to start with, but just didn't
stand up to repeated viewing.
I was extremely surprised to learn that a game had been produced.
Thinking about it though, in theory it makes for an interesting
idea. It's just Tekken with celebs, right? Wrong? To
start with you will probably have no idea who half the celebrities
are - and there are many more well known celebrities that
would have worked better. Don't believe me? Okay, then check
out the list of characters: NSYNC, Ron Jeremy, Busta Rhymes,
Carrot Top, Dennis Rodman, Mills Lane, Anna Nicole Smith,
Cleo, Tommy Lee, Jerry Springer, Shannon Doherty, Marilyn
Manson, Carmen Electra, Cindy Margolis, Mr. T, Joey Fatone
and Debbie Matenopoulos. So it might as well be called Deathmatch
for all the celebs included.
the game, like the TV series, has a limited appeal. Play each
character once and you'll be laughing at their funny moves.
But, played repeatedly, the gags soon wear thin. The gameplay
is not that impressive either. We found that the best tactic
was to repeatedly hit all the buttons and pray for the best
- and that seemed to work.
you've exhausted the celebs included you can create your own
character - sort of. From a very limited number of options
you can change the sex, skin colour, hair style, face shape
etc. But you may have a job coming up with anything that resembles
a living celebrity. Although, we did create a passable Julie
(Bet Lynch from Coronation Street) Goodyear.
can also unlock extra arenas and celebrities. But they are
not hard to get and within a day you will have exhausted all
out at £10 this might be worth a look, but to charge
£30 is daylight robbery.
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