Astro Boy: Omega Factor Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Join Astro, the robotic superhero with a human mind, in a quest to reunite the robotic race with humans. Astro uses his seven super abilities to face off against the likes of Atlas, Blue Knight, and more than 40 other characters. The game brings classic 2D gaming to the Game Boy Advance along with an original seven-episode story. Playing as Astro Boy, you'll learn about justice, compassion, evil, courage, and the history of Astro Boy--all while building Astro's Omega Factor and strengthening his character and superhuman abilities. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. The difficulty goes up gradually and never catches you by surprise; you won't find any huge leaps in difficulty here. The graphics are fantastic and the color use is great.
  2. The shooter stages offer some nice variety, while a surprisingly sophisticated story and a nice character growth feature add further depth. [Aug 2004, p.59]
  3. Play control is responsive, the weapons are powerful and an RPG-like sould-collecting system is creative and cool. [Oct 2004, p.124]
  4. The level designs may lack the intricacy, and consequently the intensity, of the studio's high watermark titles (Ikaruga; Gunstar Heroes) and the constant left-to-right blandness is a possible criticism, but, primarily because of the narrative ingenuity injected into a typically 'action-at-all-costs' genre, Astro Boy still feels like something of a landmark title for the GBA, and for side-scrolling games in general.
  5. 9 / 9 / 8 / 8 - 34 gold [Vol 784]
  6. I am a great fan of thoughtful, intricate games, yet there is an undeniable power in the visceral thrill of blasting robots, ramming into flatbed trucks and disrobing Bugs Bunny.
  7. The bonus levels are forgettable, while the attribute system is woefully underused.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. PaulF.
    May 19, 2005
    An incredibly fun game, especially for a portable console. Has a much more involved and interesting story than I expected.
  2. T.Dog
    Dec 17, 2004
    Thank God for Treasure, who made this and Ikaruga, an incredibly underrated (or at least under sold) GC game. What a great shooter. keep em coming.
  3. BlueFalcon
    Dec 16, 2004
    Okay so Astro Boy is a pretty lame character unless you're nostalgic, really young, or perhaps reside in Japan. But this game is seriously great. It's a hardcore shooter, not the typical kiddie platformer you might expect to find on the gba. Expand
  4. JayRad
    May 27, 2005
    It was a pretty good game, but I wished it was longer and involved less mashing of buttons. thats just me i love RPGs.
  5. Jul 14, 2011
    Fast paced combat and bright graphics are positive. The story feels kind disengaged but still a lot of fun . Astro Boy really need it to have this kind of gameplay. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Apr 2, 2004
    Here is another situation where a 70 should be in the "green" range. The review from NTSC-uk was favorable, but it still is "yellow." I still think this is a cool site, however. Expand
  7. JL
    Oct 25, 2005
    Game play gets repetitive after a while.

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