Death Jr.: Root of Evil

Death Jr.: Root of Evil

Eidos Interactive
Compatible with Nintendo™ Wii (Wii™)

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Eidos Interactive
Compatible With Nintendo™ Wii (Wii™)
1-2w Usually ships within 1 to 2 weeks
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  • Two Playable Characters – Play through the entire game as either Death Jr. or Pandora, or team up with a friend in the new local co-op mode. Discover new weapons, combat moves and storyline details playing as each character.
  • Seamless Action and 3D Platforming – 19 levels and over 45 different species of enemies deliver a great variety of action and platforming gameplay.
  • Robust Weapons and Upgrade System – Tons of upgradeable weapons loaded with humor ranging from flaming toilet paper throwers to C4 hamsters
  • Local split-screen play adjusts to your TV automatically, making a seamless and accessible co-op platform game for the Wii.
  • Characters and environments now have up to 5 times the amount of polygons, and in-game FMV’s re-rendered in 480p widescreen
  • An overall more polished and rich experience tailored specifically for the Wii. Includes enhanced storyline presentation, enemy pacing, and improved user interface


Experience life after death as the Grim Reaper’s teenage son Death Jr. (aka DJ), and his school sweetheart Pandora, as they embark on a journey to free DJ’s captured father and complete their school science project at the same time!

DJ’s signature style and quirky humor appears for the first time on the Nintendo Wii, and comes with loaded 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.

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Official Release Date May 27, 2008
Genre Action
Version  US
  ESRB Teen
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
PAX-Code PAX0002134707
Catalog No.  RVL-P-RDJE
Item Code  0788687300124
Players  1-2


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PuNiao (365) on 29, Jun. 2008 19:26 (HKT)
Death Jr.: Root of Evil
The root of evil is not money, it's not even the Grim Reaper himself. Nope, the root of evil is actually a malevolent plant with giant roots that is so powerful that even the Reaper has been ensnared by it. You are Devil Junior or DJ as your friends call you. It was you and your good friend, Pandora, who inadvertently unleashed the evil plant into the helpless world. Your mission is to undo the wrong that you have done and save your father - Mr. Reaper himself - from the evil vegetable. DJ looks like an undernourished teenager with a skull in place of a head and carries a pretty large scythe as a weapon. You use the Nunchak to move around and the Wii-mote to jump and attack. You can choose to play as Pandora too. This missy, who looks a little scary with eyes that have no whites, uses a whip instead of the scythe but otherwise their moves and attacks are almost identical. In the game, you move DJ around in a cutesy cartoonish setting, fighting monsters and solving puzzles to reach high ledges and open locked gates. Despite the cutesy look, I would not recommend this game to young kids as the music can be spooky and the characters a little weird. You start off learning to do a simple jump by pressing the A button but you soon learnt that by pressing it twice and holding, you can do a Hoover Jump which lets you go further. Your scythe is great for melee battles but you need to bring out the guns when the enemy shoots nasty stuff at you from afar. Here's when the fun begins. Press the Z key and you are put into a free-move mode where you can aim by simply moving your Wii-mote. Press B and fire away. You start with twin pistols but soon upgrade to uber cool weapons like a flaming toilet paper launcher, hamsters strapped with C4 explosives and even the icer which freezes enemies instantly. Pandora has slightly different weapons. They include the cute Shiny Sparkles which combine the "latest trashy pop music into a deadly vortex of bad tunes". As for melee attacks, you soon learn new gongfu moves which are executed by simply swinging the Wii-mote to the left, right, upwards and so on. While searching for the solution to free your skeletal Dad, you also have to complete your practical biology lessons together with your friends. They include Stigmartha (she actually likes school so she becomes an outcast), the Siamese twins Smith & Weston and a dead (yeah, dead) guppy. Root Of Evil is a fun game although it is a tad too short - I completed it in about eight hours.
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