• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2002
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
Buy On
  1. While not incredibly complex, the tactical combat and unique IAS system remain compelling and fresh throughout the 20-plus hours it will take to finish the game.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. Game Informer
    65
    This brings us to the juncture where Fist of Mars unfortunately falls to keep itself together: its story. [Mar 2002, p.90]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    ZOE does tend to lose momentum, though, due to repetitive visuals and a drawn-out story that gets in the way of all the action. [Apr 2002, p.146]

Awards & Rankings

58
26
#26 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
10
#10 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. DanW.
    Sep 23, 2006
    5
    Controls were really too convulted to allow any type of real gameplay to shine through.
  2. TanoR.
    Oct 6, 2005
    10
    This is one of the most beautiful games I have evr played.
  3. [Anonymous]
    May 28, 2004
    10
    This game is very gd.