Excerpt: Similar to Beyblade before it, Battle B-Daman is a franchise centered on a competitive board game involving toy robots that shoot little plastic balls. These squat robots have exploded in popularity among children, so much so that there's an animated cartoon series on TV and a line of video games coming out for the Game Boy Advance. The first of these games to land in stores is the aptly titled Battle B-Daman.
Pros: Charming story, Interesting digital comic interface, Dozens of robots and parts to mix and match, Faithfully reproduces the tabletop game
Cons: Menu interface in story mode is not for everyone, Combat is simplistic and lacks strategy, Battlefield presentation is apathetic, Video game lacks the tabletop game's dynamic physicality