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  • Summary: (Known in Japan as "Astro Boy Tetsuwan Atom") As the skies of Metro City fill with giant mechs, Astro, a robot with human emotions, arrives in a blaze of glory to defend all that is good. Fueled by jet-powered legs, he buzzes the menacing beasts and blasts them with lethal laser fire from his fingertips. Astro will stop at nothing to protect the humans and robots of his city and as he does, he discovers he is far more powerful than he ever realized. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. Without a doubt this would be a great game for young players and when the kids have gone to bed the older gamers might want to play as well and indulge in a few of those guilty pleasures I mentioned earlier to spice it up a bit.
  2. Astro Boy: Tetsu Won Atom's greatest falling is that it is short, too short...This doesn't mean that Astro Boy isn't an engaging game. From beginning to end Astro Boy is entertaining, although simplistic and easy.
  3. The camera in Astro Boy is absolutely inexcusable. Although you can manipulate the view using the L2 and R2 buttons (which you will be doing a lot), you find yourself looking straight into little Astro’s gigantic eyes again before you know it.
  4. Slow enough for players to mistake it for a first-generation PSone game.
  5. What little real challenge there is exists solely because of the horrendous camera controls. [Oct 2004, p.98]
  6. Like a one million-horsepower sucker punch to the good feelings we've all suddenly developed toward Astro Boy games, however, the second release, Sonic Team's Astro Boy: No Subtitle, turns out to pretty much stink.
  7. 35
    This game easily lacks more depth than any game that I have played in the past year, if not longer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    Don't b e so harsh on Astro Boy, back in the day felt like a nice journey, first with the sandbox world combined with the anime is a winner for a child. Overall , is quite endearing. Expand
  2. LouisH.
    Mar 22, 2007
    This game is a scar on the face of video gaming! No sense, no coolness; just dorkiness and a strange half-naked little kid who flies around all day. I wonder, was he always a boy? Collapse
  3. UltimateT.
    Jan 8, 2008
    This game sucks a lot. the game play is repetitive and boring and should be in black and white.