Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy - The Path of the Superhero Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Bandai
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 80
    The game has solid gameplay, a fun storyline, colorful and detailed characters and a very easy to master control scheme.
  2. 75
    A surprisingly fun Game Boy Advance title that has a really good wrestling engine foundation.
  3. Lots of fun, but some of the moves were too hard to execute with intention.
  4. 75
    If you're a wrestling fan with a sense of humor, a love of Japanese absurdity, and modest expectations, Ultimate Muscle: The Path of the Superhero is definitely worth your time.
  5. Pocket Games
    If you know what a Kinniku Driver is, you'll enjoy beating the daylights out of people in this game. [Fall 2003, p.56]
  6. The characters and their moves are positively hilarious, and the combat system is complex enough to allow two human players to play match after match without growing bored.
  7. 70
    A simple, arcadey grappler that’s likely to appeal more to enthusiasts of things that are insane than hardcore wrestling fanatics.
  8. Cheat Code Central
    Getting past the lame animation, Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy is a better wrestling game than most simply because it doesn't try to replicate real wrestling.
  9. Itis large line-up of characters and move combinations make a comprehensive wrestling title. But the somewhat clunky character movements and attacks may have some players stepping out of the ring.
  10. Nintendo Power
    Until you get used to the controls, you may be stuck on the first bout. [July 2003, p.146]
  11. If it weren't for the sloppy grappling system, Ultimate Muscle could have been a worthy purchase, especially for fans of the quirky animated series. The bold graphics, battery backup, ability to improve special powers, hidden wrestlers, and versus play are definite pluses.

Awards & Rankings

#48 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. MichaelJ.
    Apr 1, 2004
    This game is better than neverland.
  2. JamieE.
    Nov 13, 2003
    This game is not bad but the graphics spoil it a bit.
  3. MikeF.
    Oct 9, 2003
    A spot on game!