CT Special Forces

Game Boy Advance

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. 60
    For a game that looks a heck of a lot like SNK's Metal Slug, it doesn't retain the charm or fun of that series, and features a lot of clunky gameplay elements that, honestly, didn't need to be there in the first place.
  2. Like many other character-based shoot-'em-ups, the main problems with CT Special Forces are that it's repetitive and that it's over too quickly.
  3. The side scrolling title you've been waiting for. If you enjoyed "Metal Slug," this game is for you!
  4. Cheat Code Central
    Only the very best of gamers will be able to complete this game in a day or two so my advice would be to purchase it if this is your style of game. CTSF rings in a New Year full of death and destruction - and we wouldn't have it any other way.
  5. A good little mindless shooter title. I would recommend it for those long waits in line or long drives (in the passenger seat please) when a player does not want the difficulty of trying to figure out some puzzle or read any long dialogs.
  6. While matching up well to its obvious inspiration, CT Special Forces still lacks the spark of imagination and intensity that made Metal Slug so special; nevertheless, it's a pretty good take on the landmark game and a blast to play. [Oct 2003, p.118]
  7. A solid sidescrolling action game. It may not be an instant classic, but it might bring back some good memories and it's good for some time-killing.
  8. Nintendo Power
    The play control is responsive and intuitive, and the graphics have a clean, comic-book style. [Feb 2004, p.152]
  9. A solid experience with enough variety to show most any fan of the genre a good time.
  10. I found little not to love about this game. It reminds me of why I got into gaming in the first place. It is short, to the point, and every ounce of it drips fun.
  11. netjak
    CT Special Forces introduces few new ideas, but offers an impressive collection of everything good in 2D action platformers.
  12. 85
    With three unique modes to play within, a variety of unique weapons, wonderful graphics and an extraordinary soundtrack, CT Special Forces is a game that modern gamers and nostalgia freaks (like me) can truly sink their teeth into.
  13. It would have been nice to see a co-op mode or something similiar to single play (with enemies, besides your friend) but it can provide a few half-hours of fun.
  14. Pocket Games
    Just. Plain. Cool. [Summer 2004, p.35]

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
#40 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
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  1. Lilguyfwombwooklyn
    Jan 22, 2004
    i wuv this game!!! f....n awsome!!!