Developed by Beenox, Inc. - Activision (2008) - 3D Platform - Rated Everyone 10 and Older
Passive panda Po relinquishes his slovenly ways to fulfill an ancient prophecy and defeat a sinister snow leopard in this adaptation of DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda. The video game version is a 3D platform game that has Po navigating 13 hazard-filled, multi-tiered levels. Animal enemies are defeated using an array of paw-to-paw moves, from spinning kicks to body slams to bowling over foes by tucking into a ball. Po's agility will also be put to the test, whether it's swinging from tree limbs or leaping across lily pads. Players can even control Po's menagerie of friends, who specialize in distinct kung-fu styles and offer character-specific talents. Monkey, Tigress, Viper, Crane, and Mantis are all playable throughout the adventure. In addition to the single-player game, Kung Fu Panda includes cooperative play and a variety of competitive mini-games.