Reviews and Problems with Astro Boy: The Video Game
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Fantasy violence permeates movie-based side-scrolling game.
Common Sense Media
19 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that Astro Boy: The Video Game , is rated E10+ because it contains a lot of fantasy violence. Robots, some very human in appearance and behavior, engage in destructive combat blowing each other apart.
Excerpt: Astro Boy has been an important part of both gaming and animation for quite a long while, even dating back to the early 1960s. Since the series conception, several games, animated series and even a new American movie have popped up all over the place.
Excerpt: Astro Boy: Omega Factor is one of the Game Boy Advance's best games. It's fast-paced, challenging, endlessly replayable, and above all, a total blast to play. Astro Boy: The Video Game tries to be Omega Factor , but it doesn't measure up to the standard.
Excerpt: Osamu Tezuka created the first Astro Boy manga in 1951, and with it he gave birth to the style we now know as anime. Name a traditional anime element and chances are it first appeared here – giant eyes, tiny mouths, transforming robots, and lots more.
Excerpt: I’m not the least bit surprised if a game based on a newly released movie or is a tie-in story related to a theatrical release turns out to be a horrible gaming experience and a shameless way to rake in extra cash.
Excerpt: I’m quite fond of the original Astro Boy anime. While not a diehard fan, I came across the anime during a late night cartoon block and immediately fell in love with the character and world he inhabited.
Conclusion: Diehard fans of the film…if there are any, should definitely check this game out! Parents looking for a squeaky clean fun 2-player game for their children may also find what they are looking for in Astro Boy the Video Game.
Summary: Based on the upcoming feature film inspired by itself, Astro Boy: The Video Game will allow players to become Astro Boy, a young boy robot with incredible powers who takes to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot...