Review by Vegita
Reviewed: 04/02/00 | Updated: 04/02/00
Almost Straight from the movie.
Sound Effects: 5/10
Play Control: 7/10
Group Enjoyment: 4/10
Individual Enjoyment: 6/10
A unique game based off of the immensely popular Anime movie, Akira. This game takes you all the way from where Tetsuo, Kanada and his friends are arrested (and that maniac with a grenade is) to the final battle with...well, if you havent seen the movie, Ill save it for you. So, does this game find Akira, or does it get crushed underneath a Clowns motorcycle?
Graphics: Great graphics. Theyre not STRAIGHT out of the movie (since this is a Nintendo game), but theyre very close. I like it all.
Sound Effects: Theyre decent. Dont know what else to say.
Music: It ranks just as high as the sound effects, and with good reason.
Originality: Now THIS is an original idea. Its like the movie, only its kinda like an RPG. Let me give you an example: you start out being interrogated by the police. You have to choose what youre going to say to them. After that, youre outside with your friends, and you have a little pointer-finger (kinda like a mouse) to use. You can look at the background, talk to your friends, or try to leave. I LOVE this game! Its like a Tex Murphy adventure.
Play Control: You move the cursor, it moves. Gee, that was hard.
Enjoyment: Ok, so no one over in Americas actually seen this game. Thats ok...if youve seen the movie, though, and can read Japanese, this game will probably hold you attention.
Challenge: Some of the game is straight out of the movie, while other parts are quite difficult to figure out. I mean, in the movie they didnt actually have to deal with that guy with a grenade...
Ending: Its the ending from the movie! Duh!
Well, this game was never brought over here, yet the movie was. Why not? They could have published the game, then said its based off the popular movie (which no one had heard of, either). Then people would have played the game, then watched the movie and been VERY impressed. But thats just me and my crazy marketing schemes.
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