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Astro Boy

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP, PlayStation 2, Wii
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: D3Publisher
Developer: High Voltage Software
Release Date: Oct. 20, 2009

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by Rainier on June 21, 2004 @ 9:15 p.m. PDT

Based on the upcoming feature film inspired by itself, Astro Boy: The Video Game will allow players to become Astro Boy, a young boy robot with incredible powers who takes to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army.

Osamu Tezuka, who is known as the pioneer of Japanese animation and the "father of manga," created Astro Boy in 1952. Since then, Astro Boy has become one of the most recognized characters in Japanese animation and was the first Japanese animated television show shown in America. Airing in more than 40 countries and selling more than 80 million comic books and $3 billion in merchandise, the beloved character has amassed a global following that borders on cult status.

In Astro Boy, gamers use Astro's Rocket Feet, Arm Cannon, 1,000,000-horsepower Strength, X-Ray Vision and other special abilities to help save Metro City. With each case solved, Astro's skills develop; preparing him to face off against the strengths of Atlas, Acheron, the Blue Knight and more!

Features:

  • Play as Astro, rocket thru Metro City, and unlock and develop seven super-abilities including 1,000,000-Horsepower Strength, Digibeams (laser-beam fingers), Arm Cannon, Rocket Feet, X-Ray Vision, Supersonic Hearing and Power of Analyzation
  • Interact with familiar characters from Tezuka and the Astro Boy franchise like Dr. O'Shay, Atlas, Dr. Tenma, Zoran and more
  • Unique flight mechanics allow for high-flying fun and free-roaming action
  • Play in 10 areas created to replicate Astro Boy environments like Metro City, Astro's home, and other landmarks from the animated series
  • Learn more about Astro Boy history by beating sub quests; collecting more than 50 cards
  • Havok2 physics engine enables realistic character to environment interaction

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