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  • Summary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the GBA has little in common with the popular TV series it's based on, and it's a bad game to boot.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. The virtual Slayer actually looks, moves, and grunts like the real Ms. Summers. Coolest feature: the ability to kill vamps by demolishing rooftops to let the sun shine in. [18 July 2003, p.83]
  2. Has its shining moments of fun, but these precious moments are overshadowed by a far greater evil--terrible level design and slow-as-molasses controls.
  3. What little gameplay there is on this cartridge is mindless and not very fun.
  4. In a game, you need a control scheme that makes sense and works. Buffy's doesn't. At all... Try as I might, there's nothing that I can compliment or even remotely endorse in this game. [Sept 2003, p.126]
  5. 40
    The collision detection in the combat engine is a bit wonky since some punches connect but others don't...and it's not exactly fun to miss stabbing someone in the chest by only a pixel or two when they're down on the ground.
  6. Un-challenging, un-fun, easy to beat and way too short. It’s such a boring game that the only saving grace is that it’s mercifully short.
  7. I can't think of a single positive thing to say about Buffy. It's boring, unoriginal, ugly, takes only an hour or so to finish, and falls far short of the mark. Even if you're a hardcore Buffy fan, I wouldn't recommend this sorry excuse for a game to you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. RurikJ.
    May 6, 2004
    10
    Hey its really fun to be the slayer and kick ass, killing demons, vampires and following some cool unique story ! I loved this game ! Its one Hey its really fun to be the slayer and kick ass, killing demons, vampires and following some cool unique story ! I loved this game ! Its one of my favorates ! And with some pics from the characters it makes even better ! I say its an A+ ! 1000000 all the way ! Expand
  2. GilbertMulroneycakesInConversation
    Jul 17, 2003
    3
    Watch the show instead. This is almost, but not quite, entirely not worthy of association. It feels like a Streets-Of-Rage-but-platformy rip Watch the show instead. This is almost, but not quite, entirely not worthy of association. It feels like a Streets-Of-Rage-but-platformy rip off from about 7 or so years ago. Buffy fans: take the identity of the game's Big Bad as a warning. It's not Angelus, the Mayor, Glory, or even Warren. It's Adam. Skip it. Expand