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Review – Battle Arena Toshiden (GB)

1-2 Players

Fight to be the ultimate fighting master in this uh.. fighting game!  I haven’t played any other Battle Arena Toshiden Games, so I can’t really comment on how close this comes.

Graphics: 8/10
Super deformed anime characters all around plus the occasional cut scene sequence. There’s even a nice little animation of Ellis at the beginning.  It’s easy to tell your fighter from the other fighter and when a character fights himself the opponent is darker in color.  I haven’t played two players ever so I don’t know if the player controlling is always normal colored to themselves.  It’s also Super Game Boy enhanced with it’s own border!

Sound: 7/10
A good selection of music is nice, and the sound effects are pretty good.  No digitized voices or anything though, all blips and beeps.

Game Play: 7/10
Each character has strengths and weaknesses as should be expected for a good fighting game.  However like any good fighting game it can be repetitive as it’s the same thing over and over and over.  It’ not too hard though and is fairly easy to get to the later bosses, who are quite a bit more difficult.  The text speech between battles is cheesy. There are 8 normal fighters and at least two boss fighters (probably four).  I forget if there is a way to play as the bosses.

Overall: 7.3
This is one of my newest Game Boy games, I bought it so I would have a fighter besides Mortal Kombat 2.  I’d say it’s pretty good, if you need a Game Boy fighter I would recommend this game.

Tip: I have no tips for this.  I don’t even know any moves.

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