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  • Summary: Relive the epic story from the film in the game of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. By stepping into the roles of each of the main characters--Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen, and "Dark Cloud" Lo--you can unleash a variety of fighting techniques, weapons, stunts, and moves against brutally gifted enemies. Characters improve in skill throughout the game, learn new moves, and earn bonuses and rewards as they master the art of Wudan-style fighting. Collapse
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. For the short time it lasts the game is a lot of fun and harkens back to the days of the classic 2D side-scrolling games.
  2. Although the characters are small, the graphics are clear and detailed and the game play is fast and fun. [May 2003, p.140]
  3. While head and shoulders above its console brethren, Crouching Tiger on the GBA is still a medicore effort. [Dec 2003, p.185]
  4. I really enjoyed Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, which just made it that much more disappointing when it was over before it ever got started. Usually three hours into a game and I am just starting to get the hang of it, but in this case I was looking for something else to play next.
  5. 60
    It's not very a very original adventure, but the team at least put together a solid, enjoyable, but extremely short design for GBA gamers. But please rent the movie if you want to understand the story.
  6. The reason for this game's existence is a complete enigma to me. If you do happen to see it in a bargain bin for a few dollars, it might be worth the purchase, as there is some fun to be had, and it's very short, so you won't have to deal with it's annoying features for very long. That's the best I can say about this one.
  7. While the game does a good job of telling the story of the film through the still photographs and text dialogue that appear between certain levels, it doesn't deliver much in the way of hands-on thrills except for a few instances where you can leap across rooftops and jump back and forth between walls.

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  1. BuckP.
    Oct 11, 2003
    The graphics and the story are fair but it does not compare to the blockbuster hit. The characters are 3-D but appear fuzzy at times. The backdrop is 2-D but is greatly detailed. If you are a fan of the movie, you may be a bit disappointed but it is worth trying. Expand