Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gameboy Review


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Sep 30, 2000
Oh well it had to happen sooner or later


Source: Fanforum.com

As far as TV-to-game translations go on the Game Boy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is pretty decent, due to the excellent cutscenes and humorous dialogue (not spoken, of course) in between the levels. They really capture the spirit of the show, even though the game`s story is contrived in spots. Unfortunately, the gameplay itself is mediocre at best. Levels are small, and the variety of vampire enemies (one even has a mullet) are best described as the braindead undead. While you can pull out a solid number of offensive tricks, most don`t need to be used. For example, when you encounter an enemy, you can`t leave that particular scene until they`re killed (like in Golden Axe). Problem is, this creates a wall of sorts on each side of the scene. Simply back the enemy against this invisible wall, knock them down with a sweep kick and drive a stake through their heart. Voila, one dead vampire. Sadly, this even works on the bosses, so you can finish the game in an hour. Sarah Michelle Gellar is hot and all, but I`ll pass on this game and stick with the show.

Rating: 2.5
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Publisher: THQ
Developer: GameBrains
Featured In: N/A
Players: 1
Plays A lot Like: Double Dragon
Best Feature: Keeps the Buffy humor intact
Worst Feature: Terribly boring levels and battles
Web Site: http://www.thq.com
Visuals: 7
Sound: 6
Ingenuity: 3
Replay: 1

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