• Publisher: Bandai
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2005
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. The game looks great, is simple to pick up and play and it takes a while to see everything should you decide to uncover all of the characters, cards and storylines.
  2. Fighting game loyalists may want to steer away, but anyone looking to thrash perky and magically endowed creatures may find enjoyment in the world of Zatch Bell!
  3. Hmmm, do I smell yet another Bandai anime-based fighting game? Indeed I do and again it's all that and a trip to the fruity farm... [Nov p.94]
  4. 70
    The whole thing is very goofy, funny, weird, and cute... If you're looking for a fast-paced, simple fighter with appealing graphics and an unusual sense of humor, Zatch Bell! is definitely worth your time.
  5. While Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles may be a lot of fun, especially for any Zatch Bell fan, it fails to be more than a button-masher.
  6. The game looks great, but it's shallower than fighter fans might hope for. [Dec 2005, p.122]
  7. If the characters were anywhere close to balanced, or if it were four-player or had some other awesome redeeming quality, I could recommend Zatch Bell, but the value is just not there.
  8. A nice visual and audible replication of the anime, but it still lacks the in-depth story of a true anime.
  9. The gameplay feels like someone tried to mix the gameplay of "Super Smash Brothers" with that of a more traditional 3D fighter and gave up half-way through, while the design of story mode is likely confusing and potentially frustrating for the younger crowd.
  10. 20
    As far as we can tell, Mamodo Battles was made for stupid, uncoordinated kids with poor taste in gaming and a big love of all things Zatch Bell!
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PaulF.
    Dec 28, 2005
    9
    This game was awsome.if it werent for the loading i would of gave it a 10.You should most definently buy this game.
  2. SethB.
    Nov 6, 2005
    7
    The show is a kids show. Duh. So shouldn't the game be a kid game?