Disney Interactive Studios Inc.’s Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Nintendo Co.’s Wii is a standard action platform shooter that includes multiple characters in a battle against a gelatinous army.
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimensioninclude platform and on-rails shooting levels that include Phineas, Ferb, Agent P, and Agent T to battle Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his robotic army. Up to eight characters can be unlocked.
Controls include fire, jump, and weapon select options to dispose of enemies. The title includes an array of weapons that can be switched dynamically, including a baseball launcher, magnetizer gun that can move puzzle pieces into appropriate slots, and a carbonator gun that sprays orange soda. Each can be upgraded, like rate of fire, recharge, damage, and capacity, between levels with in-game Chips and Mods. When users are shot with jello they can shake the controller to break free. Additionally, the PS3 SKU includes Move functionality.
Partner AI is mediocre with a secondary character that can offer additional firepower, though lacks the competence to platform. Another user can drop in and drop out for instant co-op action.
Enemy AI is effective with the gelatinous army tossing fast jello pieces to the dynamic duo.
The graphics engine is decent at 30 frames-per-second. The cel-shaded characters and environments relay a direct cartoon experience, though some animation looks a tad limited. The sound engine is standard with low-level upbeat tunes.
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is a standard action platform title that includes decent shooting action with upgradeable parts. Core users may tire of the fight, but young players and fans will be game for the battle.