Ratatouille - Review

Ages: Everyone

The game, in case you haven't seen the movie, is about a rat with both a fine sense of smell and a discriminating palette who dreams of becoming a cook. He does so with the encouragement of the ghost of the original restaurant owner, who committed suicide after losing the restaurant's four star rating, and with the helpful partnership of busboy Linguini.

All versions of the game are basically platformers, which means lots of running, sliding, and jumping to fetch things with too much action taking place in the dark underground and sewers. For a full review, check out http://www.Games4Girls.com/reviews/Ratatouille-consoles.html.

The cooking is the most fun and so I am including a recipe for ratatouille, sent to me by Paula Adams of THQ.

Preparation time: 2 hours Serves 8

Heat olive oil in a large pot. Saute onions until they are translucent. Add garlic, thyme, basil, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Cook about 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes and wine. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add eggplant, zucchini, red and green peppers. Simmer covered for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally but do not break up the veggies.
Chill overnight. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve hot over white rice.

Fun Factor: Might want to play along with the kids.
Female Factor: No women were injured in the making of this game.
Player Friendly: The GBA is a good match for the action and story.

Reviewed by: Editor - 07/07

  • Ratatouille
  • © THQ
  • Platform(s): Wii GameCube PS2 PS3 XBOX360 XBOX
  • To Order: PS2 http://www.amazon.com/ $39.99
  • To Order: WII http://www.amazon.com/ $49.99
  • To Order: GC http://www.amazon.com/ $39.99