After getting past the mouthful of a title, this game (which is based upon a Nickelodeon kids TV programme) is your basic platformer. The player must battle their way through each level with a different character and then defeat one of the evil bosses at the end of each level. These range from a scary lunch-lady to an incompetent toilet monster. "Codename KND" does have its charms. The gameplay is reminiscent of "Ratchet" and "Clank" but is obviously less complicated. In addition, the use of the assorted characters, each with different moves and weapons provides some interesting variety and prevents the game from being overly repetitive or dull. However, not only are the KND obnoxious and annoyingly American (extremely grating, extremely fast) the simple and restrictive moves make the game far from challenging. But, as you might have guessed, this is a kid's game. So if you have a five year-old, "Codename KND" will keep them entertained. Anybody much older than eight, however, will be bored and back to annoy you all too soon. (Duncan Bell)
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