Car Battler Joe-=This is for all you out there that don't know whether to get CBJ or not.=- This is a real and fair Car Battler Joe review. Just to let you know I have this game, and I will try to be fair although some people may disagree. If I list choices I will pick one of the chioces by putting stars around it like this, *short*. Thank you!
-=BASICS=- Name: Car Battler Joe Price: 19.99 Release Date: Out Now Game Company Name: Natsume
-=INFO=- Game Length: *short* - medium - long Well what can I say, its probably 20 dollars because its so short. To real gamers, you can beat this game in 1 day. But to regular gamers you will beat this game in 3-5 days. Well at least you will finish the main story. You can still play jobs, get new car parts, and battle cars while driving.
-=Q&A=- Q)Where do I find this game!? A)I bout mine at GameSpot, but it was also the last copy. Search for it on google or Ebay will be your best way to purchase this game. Q) Why did this game get good reviews-when your saying its not good? A)I'm not saying this is a bad game. This game is almost perfect, EXCEPT, too short and Natsume needs to EXPAND this game. Q)Car Battler Joe 2, maybe? A)It's very possible, in fact it would probably be one of the best games, because, they would expand it. Therefore, it would be a big hit. :-)
Fun Factor: 9/10 If this game was a lot longer and the towns bigger, this one be one of the best games on GBA! Some villages have one building in it, thats ridiculous! But the battles are great, and I love firing the machine gun, its really fun. Face-off missions would be better if it was harder. This game is WAY to easy like I have said before.
Graphics: 8/10 These are very good graphics for the GBA system. They can be better, but like lots of GBA games, they can get A LOT worse. I like this cartoon styled graphics the best. The only 2 things that don't give it a perfect 10 are, the graphics could be better, and the shadows beneath the people flash and that gets really annoying. why cant they just stay solid black? They have to flash...annoying.
Sound: 8/10 The music and sound effects in CBJ are great. I like the town music, and battle music. It's a sort of fun battle music that gets you pumped for battle. The sound effects are cool enough to match the sound of the weapon. bombs sound like bombs, machine guns sound like machine guns, and lasers sound like...lasers. Overall CBJ has a nice sountrack and well-made sound effects.
Gameplay: 8.5/10 The gameplay for CBJ well deserves a 8.5 because its so fast paced and fun. Your car has GREAT control, except for sometimes you can slide around. If you had to walk it still would be fun. But in CBJ you have the option if you want to run or not; by pressing the 'B' button. You run really really fast, it's awsome!
Re-play Value: 5/10 The re-play for this game is average. I'm saying when you 'beat the whole game' you won't want to replay play it most likely. But that goes for lots of games, especially long games. If you have ever had the feeling where you just beat a real hard long game, then you don't want to play it again because it was to hard and took to long. Just start one 'data file' and play from there. Get every car part, item, beat every mission and beat the story till the end. THEN your finished!
Overall Rating: 8/10 Car Battler Joe gets a well balanced '8' for positively, a great game.
-=GOOD AND BAD SECTION=- + = good - = bad
+Lots of missions +Good Graphics +Catchy Music -Short Game -Storyline is bad -shadows are annoying -battles to easy -enemys die in 1 to 4 presses of the 'L' button +fun weapons +creative car parts +car handelin is great