Digimon Rumble Arena (PlayStation)

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Digimon Rumble Arena (PlayStation)

Genre: Beat 'em up - Publisher: Bandai - Release Year: 2002 - For: PlayStation

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Review of "Digimon Rumble Arena (PlayStation)"

published 02/06/2005 | hackersupr
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"Super Tekken Bros ?"

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The Digimon are ready to rumble in their very own fast paced beat em up ! Thats it now DIGIVOLVE !

Gameplay:
The game is very basic, with only three attacks there are no huge combos to master making this game one of the easiest to play meaning even the kids can challenge the most avid gamer, being so simple unfortunately reduces lifespan as you can master a character in seconds and as all characters control the same well you can master them there and then.

This game may sound rubbish but its really anything but, this is the Super Smash Brothers for the PlayStation ! In the single player mode all you have to do is beat the crap out of digimon using a combination of your attacks and power ups ( or in some cases power downs ). Every time you beat the game by beating the very tough end of level boss ( Reapermon ) you unlock a new character ( just like Tekken ). The multiplayer is great too as you and a mate go head to head.

But WAIT the game does have a trick up its sleeve and yes it's an original trick, digivolution when you max out your power bar (filled by getting attacked or attacking ) your ball of fluff will digivolve into a stronger ball of fluff! This new stronger ball of fluff has a super attack used by pressing R1 its quite easy to dodge and somtimes you have to stand right next to an enemy to excecute it. A flaw in the game is made apparent here the little guys can easily stop the super attack with melee attacks (just don't tell your friend and you'll be fine).

To round it all off you get a couple of button bashing mini games and lots of unlockable characters to keep you coming back. This game is great.

Graphics: Well lets be kind compared to a PS2 title this game looks like an ancient cave painting ! Pixelated characters and blurry backgrounds is the standard. You do get some nice pictures of characters from the TV show some good animations and all the stages have something going on in background so you can just about forgive the cons.

Sound: Lets have a listen, the voices are pretty good sounding exactly like the cartoon and the music hmm well I'll be very honest with you it's awful ! Terrible japanesy stuff just but praise the Lord there is an option to turn it off.

The Price: Mere pennies, I saw this game in the used basket in Game for only 99 of them an absolute bargain. Just pick it up whether you like Digimon or not this game will be a real winner with the whole family.

Publisher: Bandai
Developer: Bandai
Price: 99 shiny pennies (used)

PS if you enjoyed this game you may well enjoy its big brother Rumble Arena 2 available on the PS2.

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  • MAFARRIMOND published 13/07/2005
    Not one for me but my son would like it. Maureen
  • danwake published 25/06/2005
    i hate fighting games, its jst whoever presses the most buttons the quickest wins
  • saraha007 published 04/06/2005
    I love the sound of this one. Great Review. Sarahx
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Genre: Beat 'em up - Publisher: Bandai - Release Year: 2002 - For: PlayStation

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Publisher: Bandai

Release Year: 2002

Genre: Beat 'em up

Platform: PlayStation

EAN: 3296580800209

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