Car Battler Joe Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2002
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. The total package. It's not some pared-down version of game that appeared on a next-generation console... There's tons of content and diversity in the addictive gameplay.
  2. In a market where so many games seem based on the same set of ideas, Gun Battler Joe is a real breath of fresh air. Highly recommended.
  3. Nintendo Power
    86
    Mixing driving challenges with RPG depth, Car Battler Joe is a one-of-a-kind adventure. [Feb 2003, p.158]
  4. In a time when some games seem to be out for making a quick buck ("Army Men," I'm looking in your direction), Car Battler Joe is like a breath of fresh air.
  5. There's so much variety and personality, however, that the odds are good that you'll find your money's worth in some aspect or another.
  6. 80
    While undeniably odd, there's just something about it that pulls you in and doesn't let go until you've expended hours of your precious time on the thing.
  7. 77
    Give me a better variety of arena maps with danger zones and distinctive features more like Super Mario Kart instead of the basic sprawls we've got here and I'm sold.
  8. 76
    With a lengthier adventure and a deeper combat sequence, Car Battler Joe could've had a shot at the Hall o' Fame.
  9. Pocket Games
    75
    A charming, original game. [Winter 2002, p.42]
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    What saves CBJ from mediocrity is the fact that you can customize the bejeezus out of your vehicle, adding an extra layer of depth to an otherwise not-so-deep game. [Sept 2002, p.162]
  11. netjak
    27
    It's difficult to find a copy, but just as well. This game was forgotten by many, but it deserves all of it.

Awards & Rankings

#51 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 4, 2011
    9
    Extremely underrated game. Game looks a little dated, but it's a lot of fun. You can customize your car and you race around looking for parts.Extremely underrated game. Game looks a little dated, but it's a lot of fun. You can customize your car and you race around looking for parts. Mix RPG elements with Battlebots and you've got Car Battler Joe. Full Review »
  2. ZachG.
    May 4, 2003
    10
    It's cool.