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Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack Image
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  • Summary: Meet Ulala, the grooviest reporter in the galaxy! She's got the attitude, the moves, and the savvy to scoop a story, all while saving the universe from invading Morolians.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. The final level is too hard and the controls not fully reliable, and graphic-wise, size of course matters. But the cutesy, candy-colored "femininity" and gameplay remain.
  2. You really couldn't ask for a better version of Space Channel 5 on GBA. [Fall 2003, p.126]
  3. The gameplay is far too limited to be played for long stretches of time, but it's a nice way to kill a half hour here and there.
  4. 60
    While the game is fairly short, the individual reports are quite long and you can only save between them. Since there's no sleep or suspend mode, it's not a good game to play in short bursts.
  5. Polish and beauty is the essence of ULALA, and while this conversion is superb, it's simply not made for the small screen. It's large, loud and beautiful, and that's how it should be. [Oct 2003, p.103]
  6. 50
    This GBA port just feels thrown together; the gameplay's there, sure, but Space Channel 5 was also about style and presentation...something that just didn't come through in the portable rendition.
  7. To choose, of all games, one so heavily geared towards style, presentation and music for a GBA conversion does tread that famous fine line between stupid and clever and, rather frustratingly, falls mostly on the former.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PeterJ.
    Sep 5, 2003
    10
    Itzz cool.
  2. RachelN.
    Apr 28, 2005
    10
    I have a dreamcast and the origional space channel 5, 1 and 2. the songs and music were great, and the graphics were pretty good for the gba.
  3. KristineK.
    Oct 23, 2005
    10
    LOVED IT. the only game i have ever really wanted to play.
  4. ChockL.
    Dec 3, 2007
    10
    Nice controls. Feels easy - but this is a testament to how close it is to the dreamcast version (my skills on the DC game have ported across Nice controls. Feels easy - but this is a testament to how close it is to the dreamcast version (my skills on the DC game have ported across to the GBA version). I was very impressed by how this was squeezed onto the GBA. Expand