Gotcha Force GameCube

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  • Summary: The lid to the toy box has blown off its hinges and the toys are ready to rumble. It's toy versus toy in this over-the-top 3D action shooter. You can create your own fighting force with over 100 unique characters. Up to four players can battle for control in four-player battle mode or twoThe lid to the toy box has blown off its hinges and the toys are ready to rumble. It's toy versus toy in this over-the-top 3D action shooter. You can create your own fighting force with over 100 unique characters. Up to four players can battle for control in four-player battle mode or two against two. Play against your friends or work together to defeat your evil foes. For more characters, you can trade with your teammate to assemble a powerful unit and roll on to victory. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Has to be the most underrated, overlooked game of the year. Ever since Power Stone died with the Dreamcast, there hasn't really been an entertaining 3D four-person melee fighting game. Gotcha Force takes the Power Stone-type genre to the next level.
  2. netjak
    78
    But the fact is, I've never seen the concept handled so well. Despite the fact that you can't tune an individual Borg (like you could do in Custom Robo), you can build such a dizzying array of different lineups that this game has so much more playability than almost any other Gamecube action game.
  3. While Gotca Force offers several play modes, including Story and Versus, the basic gameplay never changes. [Jan 2004, p.138]
  4. 60
    Too linear to be challenging for expert gamers, and with a learning curve that dips into boredom exponentially the longer you play it, this is a perfect rental for your ADD-riddled nephew -- and him only.
  5. A pale, perfunctory imitation of both that crutches itself far too heavily on brainless, clunky, spastic action that doesn't so much entertain as it bewilders.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    40
    Few kids possess the capacity required to make sense of this scrambled, onscreen action in real time. It will just frustrate all those that play it except the odd MENSA member.
  7. The main problem with Gotcha Force is that the game is tailored to children. The controls are simple, the battles are extremely easy, and the customization elements only extend to putting different groups of Borgs together. There's not enough depth to interest adults or perhaps even teens.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 24, 2013
    10
    One of the best games in existence with a large variety of playable robots with each type offering a different way to play makes this gameOne of the best games in existence with a large variety of playable robots with each type offering a different way to play makes this game create a standard no other game has reached since.

    Simply put the "professional" reviewers who gave this game a low score should be ashamed of themselves.
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  2. RyanM.
    Jun 24, 2006
    10
    one of the best games ive played for gamecube.
  3. CliveOliverFrance
    Jan 19, 2004
    10
    all y'all busters out there crackingon this game need end yourpitiful life. thisgame is fast fun and oh so entertining. the only wayto all y'all busters out there crackingon this game need end yourpitiful life. thisgame is fast fun and oh so entertining. the only wayto imrove on this game would beto makeit go online Expand
  4. Mar 2, 2011
    10
    Great combat, millions of combination for your teams and some real variety in gameplay this game pretty much consumed my gamecube. Sure thereGreat combat, millions of combination for your teams and some real variety in gameplay this game pretty much consumed my gamecube. Sure there were other games such as zelda and such but I beat this game 10 times to unlock the hidden characters. The storyline was garbage but the gameplay made up for it so well that it really didn't matter. Not only did it have some fun co-op but it have 4 player split screen versus which amused my friends and I for hours on end. If you ever find this in the used bin, pick it up, you won't regret it. Expand
  5. JE
    Dec 5, 2003
    9
    Gotcha Force is incredible- and it looks like it's going to be incredibly underrated. Ok, I read these reviews and I think it's Gotcha Force is incredible- and it looks like it's going to be incredibly underrated. Ok, I read these reviews and I think it's basically a case of self-important game critics who didn't even try playing for more than an hour- and certainly not with 4 players, or even 2. Imagine the perfect version of Virtual On with none of the camera or control hassles, awesome, over the top special effects like Powerstone, and more than 200 different robots you can unlock. Add in that not only cna you trade your bots with your friends, you can also find and trade parts, assemble your own from the groudn up and trade 'em around some more. This game's been out in Japan for a while and people are still finding new Gotcha Borgs to get into the ring. The AI is excellent. Your AI teammates know how to cover you and when to line up ready to do killer 2 person power attacks on yoru enemies. Overall, this is an incredibly slick and fun game- just a tiny step below the fun you have playing Super Smash Bros with your friends. Don't believe the hype- this is one of the best GameCube games I've played all year! Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2016
    9
    Amazing game full of good content, the graphics are perfect for the style (tiny robots), super fun gameplay, tons of different characters andAmazing game full of good content, the graphics are perfect for the style (tiny robots), super fun gameplay, tons of different characters and an awesome multiplayer, only rivaled by Nintendo's first party finest.
    I would recommend this game to anyone
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  7. Adam
    Mar 18, 2004
    3
    I admit it was entertaining the first few battles. Then it got dull. It was the same thing over again, the story mode was horrible, most of I admit it was entertaining the first few battles. Then it got dull. It was the same thing over again, the story mode was horrible, most of the gotcha bots were useless, and the camera and controls are horrible. I'm sorry, stay away. This game's best area is multiplayer, and I can name 30 GC games off the top of my head that have better multiplayer. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#40 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#31 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003