Astro Boy: The Video Game Image
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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 - SuperIn 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
Score distribution:
  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
    Sadly Astro Boy boils down to a decent game that simply doesn't manage to be a whole heck of a lot of fun. The flying levels are truly inspired and serve to be the highlight of the game, but when they make up so little of it, it is hard to recommend the overall package.
  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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  1. MichaelR
    Dec 21, 2009
    1
    Even considering that this game may have been intended to be "retro", it's no excuse for creating something so crap. This is nothing Even considering that this game may have been intended to be "retro", it's no excuse for creating something so crap. This is nothing compared to the classic side scrolling fighting and shooting games of 30 yrs ago. The gameplay is poor, the controls are poor, the graphics are poor. My 6 yr old son loves Astroboy, and wants me to play this game with him, but it's not a pleasant experience. Expand