• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. 100
    Boktai couldn't have been done on any other system; it is uniquely Game Boy Advance, yet not at all like any of its other titles. A paradox, a conundrum, and creativity incarnate.
  2. 100
    Boktai couldn't have been done on any other system; it is uniquely Game Boy Advance, yet not at all like any of its other titles. A paradox, a conundrum, and creativity incarnate.
  3. Sorry, shining a flashlight is about as effective as garlic against Dracula. [17 Oct 2003, p.L2T 20]
  4. 100
    Sorry, shining a flashlight is about as effective as garlic against Dracula. [17 Oct 2003, p.L2T 20]
  5. An exciting and challenging game that will bring a whole new generation of gamers out into something they might not have seen in a long time, the sunlight.
  6. 93
    An exciting and challenging game that will bring a whole new generation of gamers out into something they might not have seen in a long time, the sunlight.
  7. 91
    If you like your games with a crazy twist, then you'll totally get into this one. [Oct 2003, p.52]
  8. 91
    If you like your games with a crazy twist, then you'll totally get into this one. [Oct 2003, p.52]
  9. The levels are well designed, and the placement of enemies and their movement paths add to the difficulty, and unless you live in a sunny location, Boktai will prove to be more challenging than other adventure games.
  10. The levels are well designed, and the placement of enemies and their movement paths add to the difficulty, and unless you live in a sunny location, Boktai will prove to be more challenging than other adventure games.
  11. Contrary to some expectations, Boktai is a complete and satisfying game that could hardly be called a gimmick. The sun sensor is actually very cleverly integrated into many aspects of the gameplay, and it ends up adding more to the experience than it takes away.
  12. 90
    Contrary to some expectations, Boktai is a complete and satisfying game that could hardly be called a gimmick. The sun sensor is actually very cleverly integrated into many aspects of the gameplay, and it ends up adding more to the experience than it takes away.
  13. Everything controls well, the graphics are of the highest GBA quality, and the story is engaging. [Fall 2003, p.39]
  14. Everything controls well, the graphics are of the highest GBA quality, and the story is engaging. [Fall 2003, p.39]
  15. You won't be disappointed with a purchase of this game unless you live underground or in a perpetually overcast environment like England or Vancouver in the winter.
  16. 90
    You won't be disappointed with a purchase of this game unless you live underground or in a perpetually overcast environment like England or Vancouver in the winter.
  17. It is true that it isn't the longest, or most difficult game in the world, but for the few hours it takes to complete Boktai, players will have in their hands not only the sun, but pure enjoyment as well.
  18. 90
    It is true that it isn't the longest, or most difficult game in the world, but for the few hours it takes to complete Boktai, players will have in their hands not only the sun, but pure enjoyment as well.
  19. The most impressive thing is the quality of the sound. The voice-overs are clear and rich, and the music leaps out of the speaker. [Oct 2003, p.139]
  20. 88
    The most impressive thing is the quality of the sound. The voice-overs are clear and rich, and the music leaps out of the speaker. [Oct 2003, p.139]
  21. One of those gimmicky games that actually innovates rather than rely on it's gimmick alone.
  22. 87
    One of those gimmicky games that actually innovates rather than rely on it's gimmick alone.
User Score
9.6

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 11, 2013
    10
    This game is original and fun. You will fall in love with the characters and the story. This is my favorite GBA game and the series is now one of my favorites as well. Full Review »