I guess the speech bubbles are there to continue the classic game vibe Wreck-it Ralph is going for in its overall presentation. The menus look like something you’d see in Donkey Kong or another classic arcade title, even adding in the appropriate sound effects. How does this fit in with the actual gameplay? Hey, your guess is as good as mine.
If you assumed the majority of the graphics and sound (which are mediocre) match up with the presentation, you’d be wrong. Nothing about the graphics is particularly terrible for a Wii title, but everything is so very bland and uninteresting. The same story applies for the sound design – nothing interesting to talk about here, so let’s just move on.
Yes, I know Wreck-It Ralph is a kid’s game. However, unless your kids love to be punished for a very short time, there’s nothing here for them to enjoy. There’s no creative use of the Wii Motion, no clever use of various videogame licenses, and none of the movie's charm. Wreck-It Ralph is one of the most dismal games to ever disgrace the Nintendo Wii, and it's destined only to be found at the bottom of a bargain bin.
Wreck-It Ralph is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB for Mild Cartoon Violence.