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  • Summary: The year is 2173 A.D. A young boy named Cage finds himself in control of a fully armed prototype mechanized robots and now he must prevent a space colony hijack of Mars. An army of trucks, tanks, fighters, and giant, anime-style robots all collide in this exciting new chapter of the Zone ofThe year is 2173 A.D. A young boy named Cage finds himself in control of a fully armed prototype mechanized robots and now he must prevent a space colony hijack of Mars. An army of trucks, tanks, fighters, and giant, anime-style robots all collide in this exciting new chapter of the Zone of the Enders saga. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. A more than welcome breath of fresh air on the GBA. [April 2002, p.71]
  2. 95
    I was completely satisfied with how it was presented. One thing that sets this strategy title apart from others is that the game doesn’t completely focus on strategy elements.
  3. Anybody into over-the-top characterisation and cheesy sweeping narrative will lap it up, as will those into their strategy games. People who find them dull, boring and tiresome should stay well clear.
  4. 70
    Though The Fist of Mars features a solid story, the strategy elements are too wan to hold interest for too long, and the lack of a multiplayer mode kills its long-term replay value.
  5. The target audience Konami will undoubtedly wow will be the 'art house', foreign film loving type who mope around at Cannes. That's the type of gamer, especially those enamored with overseas story-based RPGs, who will be able to appreciate this.
  6. 63
    The strategy elements are plentiful, but the game's design is nowhere as deep as "Advance Wars"...and several missions can be completed simply by an all-out frontal assault.
  7. Limited attack options and flawed strategy on the map segments leaves Z.O.E. flat on its robot butt. [Summer 2002, p.26]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. DerekC.
    Nov 6, 2002
    10
    I got this game on saturday. it is now wednesday. i haven't put it down until i pass out from lack of sleep!
  2. TanoR.
    Oct 6, 2005
    10
    This is one of the most beautiful games I have evr played.
  3. Joz
    Sep 22, 2003
    10
    When I bought this game I was exited...X that by 10 and that's my feeling about it now!
  4. [Anonymous]
    May 28, 2004
    10
    This game is very gd.
  5. DanW.
    Sep 23, 2006
    5
    Controls were really too convulted to allow any type of real gameplay to shine through.