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  • Summary: In ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME, players become the iconic hero, Astro Boy, and take to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army. Utilizing Astro's entire arsenal of iconic weapons and abilities - Super Strength, Flight, Arm Cannons, Butt Machine Guns and Drill Attacks - players battle hordes of robot enemies and colossal bosses including some never-before-seen enemies across Metro City and the mysterious Surface. Using an intuitive combat system that adds depth to gameplay, players experience classic platform action and exhilarating combat levels as they use Astro’s unique rocket boosters to hover, avoid enemies and zip out of the way of danger. [D3Publisher] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. Look past the rough exterior, however, and you'll find a fun game with retro appeal. [Dec 2009, 83]
  2. 60
    The game has its pluses, and for old and new Astro Boy fans, you could do a lot worse. And for those who just want to experience the unbridled power of shooting hundreds of bullets out the ol' poop shoot, you should know that it's not as fun as it sounds.
  3. More than anything, Astro Boy is a great surprise for what many would assume is simply some child’s Christmas present. The Astro Boy coating is there so kids ask mommy and daddy to spend their holiday bonuses on it, but High Voltage Software felt nice enough to sneak in a fun game too. It’s like the whiskey Grandpa adds to the eggnog.
  4. Astro Boy: The Video Game is not a bad game. It's also not a good game.
  5. Playing Astro Boy: The Videogame feels like being thrown back to the 8-bit era, when almost every tie-in was a crappy game. And Astro Boy is indeed a crappy game.
  6. Astro Boy: The Video Game is definitely a disappointing product that proves to be in perfect harmony with many of the worst tie-ins released in the recent years. Its several faults, along with a repetitive gameplay, will in fact be impossible to ignore for both newcomers and fans of the brand.
  7. We don't like it, but can't be bothered to hate it. [Feb 2010, p.66]

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