>From what I have been able to piece together from the movie trailers, Stuart Little 2
follows the plot of the movie almost exactly. Stuart is struggling with something of a Napoleon complex - everyone thinks he is too small to do anything. As luck would have it, this all changes after his new best friend, Margalo, is kidnapped. During his big adventure, Stuart will skateboard, fly his model plane, and drive his roadster in order to save her.
Most of the game is a straight platformer where Stuart must run around collecting items and pushing blocks to solve various puzzles. These are some of the easier parts of the game, but there are a few snags. For example, one level has Stuart leading Margalo to her new home, the jewelry box. In order to do this, he must clear several obstacles in the way, such as a sink full of water or a fan. While the path is rather straight forward, some of the ways to stop the obstacles are vague. I was able to figure out how to get around them after some trial and error, but since this is a kid's, game I would have expected things to be a little more cut and dry.
In order to keep the game from getting repetitive, the game also contains a few mini-games between levels. The first has Stuart flying his plane through rings and avoiding hazards. This was one of the more enjoyable parts of the game, although some of the tight turns Stuart is required to make in order to hit some rings are very tough. As if flying a plane was not enough, Stuart will also drive his roadster around in a few overhead levels.
Stuart Little 2 also features two mini-games that can be played via a two-player link. However, the games offer little in the way of fun and feel like they were slapped together at the last minute. The Little Prix (snicker) has Stuart racing three laps in the game's sub-par driving sections, while another pits Stuart vs. Margalo in a foot race through a side scrolling level.