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The Emperor's New Groove is a video game based upon the 2000 film of the same name. It was made for the PlayStation, Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Color (a Nintendo 64 version was planned but never released).


Emperor Kuzco has been transformed into a llama, and must transformed back into a human. To achieve this, Kuzco must venture towards Yzma's palace. However, Kuzco has been transported into a peasant's village and must find his way to the palace. The player guides Kuzco through eight levels, each with their own mini-levels, depicted on a map/menu. Upon meeting Yzma, Kuzco must race for the potion.


There are also many secrets to be found within the game, each with something that would help Kuzco get Gold Coins.

Throughout the game there are many silver and gold colored coins lying around, which Kuzco must pick up in order to get his Gold Coin (earned by getting all the coins in a single level). Some coins are in enemies, if the player defeats an enemy, they get a coin.

Also appearing in each level are Wampys, which are continues. If Kuzco's five chance life crown is fully red, and he dies, the Wampys make him healthy again, and he replays from his last checkpoint.

Checkpoints are statue-like objects in the game, which, when Kuzco runs through them, and says "Checkpoint!". These checkpoints are areas that, upon dying, the player starts from again.

The amount of lives the player has are displayed in a crown-shape above the game screen. The crown has five main areas. Once all are diminished, the player starts the level over again.

The 'No Touching' rule in the movie applies to Kuzco in the game. Whenever a guard, bug, bird, plant or other creature touches him, he loses a life. He also loses a life if he touches water or falls off platforms into the nothingness. To regain lives, there are full-life refills (large gold crowns) and one-life refills (small red crowns) that help keep the life supply up and running. In the video game, there are also purple toys which appear in different levels at various times. These are called wampies. If the player obtain a wampy, this means when all lives are lost in the crown's main five areas's, Kuzco will stop at the last checkpoint of the game, instead of the level started over again.

Kuzco Idols are red objects that help open doors. To open a door, the player must get these Kuzco-Heads, which are called red idols. The palace door has a gold Idol. Guards with red helmets carry red idols.

Also, there are potions throughout the game that help Kuzco turn into different animals to get through different obstacles. He can turn into a frog, a turtle, and a rabbit.

Yzma, Kronk, Pacha, Chaca and Tipo, a wise man and a talking bug make appearances throughout the game. Yzma and Kronk don't want Kuzco to win, but the others give hints on how to play. When the player listens to them, they will help the player on their way to the human potion.


  • Village
  • Jungle Night
  • River
  • Jungle Day
  • Mountains
  • City
  • Catacombs
  • Lab



The game received a score of 6.5/10 by IGN.[1]




v - e - d

Films: The Emperor's New Groove | Kronk's New Groove
TV Series: The Emperor's New School
Video Games: Video Game
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Entertainment: Villains Tonight!


Kuzco | Pacha | Yzma | Kronk | Bucky the Squirrel | Chicha | Chaca | Ms. Birdwell | Papi | Tipo | Yupi | Rudy | Azma | Malina | Guaca | Dirk Brock | Moxie | Mr. Flaco Moleguaco | Kavo | Ozker | Ramon | Yatta | Hucua | Supai | Mick, Bowie and Lemmy | Nina | Mata | Homework | Jaguars | Incan Palace Guards | Theme Song Guy | Zim and Zam


Season One: "Rabbit Face" | "Squeakend at Bucky's" | "Kuzco Fever" | "Empress Malina" | "The Adventures of Red-Eyed Tree Frog Man" | "Hungry, Hungry Llama" | "Only the Wrong Survive" | "Cart Wash" | "Battle of the Bots" | "Girls Behaving Oddly" | "The Lost Kids" | "The Big Fight" | "Kuzclone" | "Unfit to Print" | "The Emperor's New Pet" | "Peasant for a Day" | "Fortune Cookie Day" | "Gold Fools" | "The Mystery of Micchu Pachu" | "Oops, All Doodles" | "Chipmunky Business" | "Clash of the Familes" | "The New Kid" | "Officer Kronk" | "Kronk Moves In" | "Kuzcogarten" | "Evil and Eviler" | "The Bride of Kuzco" | "U.F.kuzcO" | "Attack Sub" | "The Yzma That Stole Kuzcoween" | "Monster Masquerade" | "Yzmopolis"
Season Two: "The Emperor's New Tuber" | "Room for Improvement" | "Cool Summer" | "Prisoner of Kuzcoban" | "Ramon's a Crowd" | "Guakumentary" | "Show Me the Monkey" | "Demon Llama" | "Picture This!" | "TV or Not TV" | "Kuz-Cop" | "How Now Sea Cow?" | "A Fair to Remember" | "Working Girl" | "Curse of the Moon Beast" | "Aww, Nuts!" | "The Emperor's New School Spirit" | "Card Wars" | "Mudka's Secret Recipe" | "The Emperor's New Home School" | "The Emperor's New School Musical" | "A Giftmas Story" | "No Man Is an Island" | "Vincent Van Guaka" | "Air Kuzco" | "Kronkenitza" | "Come Fly With Me" | "Project Poncho" | "Citizen Kronk" | "The Pajama Llama Dilemma" | "Yzma Be Gone" | "Last Ditch Effort" | "The Good, the Bad and the Kronk" | "Mudka's #13" | "Auction Action" | "The Astonishing Kuzco-Man" | "Guaka Rules" | "Malina's Big Break" | "Hotel Kuzco" | "Father O' Mine" | "Everyone Loves Kuzco" | "Puff Piece" | "Take My Advice" | "Yzbot" | "The Puma Whisperer" | "Kronk the Magnificent" | "Kamp Kuzco" | "Groove Remover" | "Overachiever's Club" | "The Emperor's New Show" | "Too Many Malinas" | "Faking the Grade" | "Eco Kuzco" | "Kuzcokazooza" | "Kuzco's Little Secret" | "Cornivale" | "Graduation Groove"


Perfect World | My Funny Friend and Me | Walk the Llama, Llama | Be True to Your Groove | Feel Like a Million | Camp Chippamunka | Let's Groove | Yzmopolis | K-U-Z-C-O | Snuff Out the Light


Mudka's Meat Hut | The Secret Lab | Kuzcotopia | South America | Peru

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