Reviews and Problems with Astro Boy: The Video Game
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Fantasy violence permeates movie-based side-scrolling game.
Common Sense Media
17 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. Astro Boy's weapons include hand cannons, a "drill attack," and a "butt machine gun," in which guns pop out of his bottom. Also, the game's themes and action could frighten younger kids.
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. This game, which is an attempt at bringing the American movie to life in video game form, is a simple and child-friendly action platformer that not once captures the true essence of Astro Boy.
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. That's not saying much; Omega Factor is a tremendously great action/arcade game that set the bar out of reach for most other games in the genre.
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. There was something so innocent and pure about the animation, Astro Boy himself, and the adventures he went on.
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. But with an estimated retail value of $39.99 anyone else may want to steer clear or pickup the game on a cheaper platform. If you still really want to enjoy 3 hours of Astro-action, you could always see the film 2 times.
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 army.
Excerpt: Spraying bullets out of yer butt is better than sweetcorn Mentally scarred already? Sorry for the toilet humor, however the whole plotline to Astro Boy is like toilet humor in itself, you just can’t take it seriously. If you haven’t seen the movie already then I suggest you watch it if you haven’t got anything better to do with your life.