Astro Boy: The Video Game Wii

Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Don’t have astronomical expectations for this movie-based action title.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 57
    Astro Boy just straight up isn't much fun. There is fun to be had, namely in the flying levels, but those are small portions of the game. The majority is a functional, but boring platformer/brawler.
  6. The story mode clocks in at roughly three hours in length, and the Arena mode does little to add value to the package.

Awards & Rankings

#73 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  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. Full Review »