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Death Jr.: Root of Evil (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Death Jr.: Root of Evil (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Views about the controls and multi player mode are overall positive. The design and story also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the graphics.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Death Jr.: Root of Evil (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Castle (

Death Junior 2 - Root of Evil


Skeleton child in bare-bones action-platformer shocker!

Funny premise ; Inventive weapons ; Unique art style

Repetitive level design ; Dated platforming ; Levels padded by crate smashing

That Backbone Entertainment spend so much time promoting the character - merchandise litters their website - shows a dedication to the mascot over the gameplay, a money-making exercise if ever we saw one. Announced one month, appearing the next, Death...

Jun, 2008


Expert review by : Gabe Graziani (

Death Jr.: Root of Evil


For a warmed-over PSP port, this great little platformer has got style to spare.

Perfectly executed control scheme; beautiful high-res textures; surprisingly funny story

Childish themes and puerile humor could be a turn-off; considerably more difficult than it looks

May, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Giese (

Nintendo Wii - Death, Jr. 2: Root of Evil Preview


Fantastic Four: Rise ..

May, 2008

Expert review by : Christopher Brown (

Death Jr.: Root of Evil


Backbone Entertainment brings its 2006 PSP title back to life in this Wii version of the comically ghoulish Death Jr.: Root of Evil. As in its earlier handheld iteration, Root of Evil for the Wii lets players take control of Death Jr., or his schoolyard s

Expert review by : Brian Edey (Falelorn) (

Death Jr. Root of Evil


Death Jr. Root of Evil was a fun but flawed Playstation Portable title released over a year ago and we now have a Nintendo Wii port of the same game, but do we have the same flaws or new ones to annoy the gamers with another bad port? Actually no, we...

Interesting art design with the characters ; Good audio through out and some of the Voice Work is fun ; Co-op adds to the replay ; Overall presentation is nice ; Good controls most of the tim

Some Voice Work is aggravating and annoying ; Short Game ; Graphics are really not a big boost over the PSP

Basic gun attacks are via the Z button, the B button is also a basic melee attack for both characters, but after that your waggle powers are needed as you gain new powers and upgrade them and you need to use the Wii-mote to flick and move to use these...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Stevie Mostyn (

Death Jr.: Root Of Evil


When a seemingly innocuous school science project to locate cocoons goes hideously wrong, scythe-wielding Death Jr. and his whip-toting pal Pandora accidentally release the nefarious Furi upon an unsuspecting mankind. A curvaceous plant-based minx of...

Jun, 2008

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Death Jr: The Root of all Evil


Review: You'll wish you were dead

Bone idle. Soulless. Death warmed up. Putting the grim in Grim Reaper. Afterlife? No life. We could go on, but we can't will ourselves to. Avoid.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Ramsbottom (

Death Jr: Root Of Evil (Wii)


Death Jr. Started life on the PSP before being upgraded to the Wii with a few additions. Set in a Tim Burton-esque world of gothic creatures and creepy little girls in mascara, Death Jr. Follows the Grim Reaper's skeletal son and his friend Pandora as...

Beautiful oddball design & animation ; Some platforms are quite tough to reach ; Good writing and voice work ; Solid controls ; Multi-player option (two people)

It's quite short ; It's just your typical platformer dressed up a bit

Root of Evil looks like a dark but harmless video game for kids, but it does have a bit of edge in the humour and some of the challenges require precise timing and coordination, that, when coupled with the stylish, gothic worlds you get to explore,...

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A fun platformer that reminds you of Tim Burton and Henry Sellick's work together on The Nightmare Before Christmas. Stylish and fun to play.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

DJ's signature style and quirky humor appears for the first time on the Nintendo Wii, and comes with tons of enhancements to christen the occasion. New camera and control schemes make the 19 levels of rich platform gaming delightful to navigate, while the active aim system and gesture commands add new intensity to the action. Unlock new moves and combos using DJ's famed scythe and Pandora's whip, build and upgrade your own projectile weapons, and experience the rich world of Death Jr. in a way that only the Wii can deliver, complete with everything you need to bring it to death.


Elements:Action - adventure / Action - platformer
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:2
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language / Sex / Violence
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Eidos Interactive
Model:Root of Evil
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Death Jr.


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action