Kw-logo-smaller

Astro Boy the Video Game:: DS Game Review

Astro Boy The Video Game DS Review
Courtesy Of D3 Publisher
Astro Boy the Video Game:: DS Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Oct 27, 2009
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Astro Boy the Video Game for Nintendo DS is the game tie-in for the Astro Boy movie now playing in theatres.

Astro Boy the Video Game for Nintendo DS is the game tie-in for the Astro Boy movie now playing in theatres. If you’re a fan of old-school side-scrolling games like Mega Man but always felt they needed more flying and less checkpoints, then you should definitely check Astro Boy out.

Spaceman

Astro Boy is an old-fashioned platforming game that thankfully avoids using the touch screen for any major functions, leaving you to your reflexes, power-ups and robot destroying gameplay. You can heal yourself, use a shield, fire your laser arm cannon or machine-gun behind, but bear one thing in mind: this game is hard. No matter how young or old you are, you will die often at the hands of bosses. Don’t be afraid of dying, or having to start levels over, because you will if you want to finish this game. I liked that though.

The Final Frontier

In fact, I really liked that some of this game’s bosses absolutely destroyed me and forced me to start the whole level from the top. Although this game doesn’t give you lives, it does save your game, so you’ll never have to start the game from the beginning of the game, only a level. It’s always humbling to have to start a level over and this game is enough fun to keep you wanting to play, even if you’re taking a beating.

Pioneer

Whether you join Astro Boy in Metro City or not is up to whether you think you can stomach the hard-boiled and largely uninspired gameplay, blending flying stages with simple combo combat ones. I’m glad I did. If you don’t mind a bit of a challenge you will be too.

Rating:3

Price: $19.99

ESRB Rating: E for Everyone


Related Stories:

  • Astro Boy Movie Review
  • FIFA 10, Astro Boy, and Bakugan
  • Guide to Astro Boy
  • Astro Boy Timeline and Power Features
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    get more just like it in your email

    F1110320064062

    Fave Anime Show/Movie?

    • InuYasha
    • Pokemon
    • Dragonball Z
    • Gundham

    related stories

    Chances are you’ve heard of a Japanese Manga character named Astro Boy. He was part of a TV serie...

    latest videos

    Games in the forums

    Pokemassacre
    Type in what you want to know i will respond well because....  i can name them all ,i have beaten the e4 in Leafgreen, Ruby, Y, Black 2,White,Diamond, and Soulsilver, and I can tell you the best starters FOR EACH GAME, DO NOT ASK ABOUT EVS/IVS  YOU MAY POST NOW 
    reply about 1 hour
    riley8915
    riley8915 posted in Board Games:
    What's the question?
    reply about 2 hours
    Macbarbie09
    Hey Pokemon Players!! Today, I will tell you  All how to get your legendary Pokemon from Lysandre Labs because in Kalos, You actually have to defeat Team Flare. 1. go to Lumiose City!! 2. go to Cafe (I forget, but tell me) 3. You see Lysandre  4. You enter the Sercet Way 5. find a gate that enters to the Location for  Xerneas Or the Y legendary.  6. (A cutscene with Xerneas or the Y legendary.) 7. Xerneas Jumps out of its place for it to battle you.  8. You Look into Xerneas in it's eyes! 9. BATTLE TIME!! 10. weaken it first until its HP gets down to red.  11. Catch it with a Master Ball or any other Pokeball. 
    reply about 2 hours
    -SPARTANII-
    Stalker much c; I forgot that movie xD
    reply about 2 hours
    riley8915
    riley8915 posted in Board Games:
    I think I know who... yesh :3 favorite part of Ice Age 2
    reply about 2 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

    _thumb_100x100

    We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...