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The Opinionator: Random Pile of Game Boy Advance Games

The Opinionator: Random Pile of Game Boy Advance Games

So some backstory: I just bought a bunch of games off a friend, and in that lot was a bunch of random Game Boy Advance games. As I was playing these to see if any would get a review all to themselves, I wrote up a bit on the games. Here is my “review” of the ones that don’t get a full review.

Lego Star Wars The Video Game:

So I basically knew as soon as I looked at this game, it wasn’t getting a full review. I really don’t like Star Wars and I hate Lego games. It has bad controls, no explanation, and it is Star Wars, so it is terrible.

Pirates of The Carribean Dead Man’s Chest:

It’s a standard platformer with adequate controls, nice combat and a cool graphical style. However, the copy I have turned out to be a French language copy, so I have no clue what any of the text said or what to do.

Madagascar:

Okay, so another standard platformer with no direction on what to do on the first level. However, the game is in English this time, so that’s always a plus. It is just a game based off a kids movie that was actually a good movie. The game, however, will not be getting a full review.

Tony Hawk’s American Sk8tland:

It’s a standard skate boarding game with no direction of what to do whatsoever. I have never been interested in the culture of skateboarding, so yeah.

Tom and Jerry and The Magic Ring:

I used to really enjoy the Tom and Jerry shows when I was a child. I believe I still own some VHS tapes of their shenanigans. In fact, I think this game is based off of one of the movies. The premise is that Jerry steals a magic ring and wears it like a crown, but he can’t get it off. Then the first level starts and I have no instruction on what to do – a continuing theme in these games, isn’t it? So, “Fuck it”, I said.

Disney Extreme SKATE Adventure:

Another skateboarding game – this time with Disney characters where you get to choose between 3 differently themed sections of the game. Namely Toy Story, The Lion King, and Tarzan-themed skateboarding sections. Screw it, it’s shit – pass on it.

Banjo-Kazooie Grunty’s Revenge:

This is honestly the first Banjo-Kazooie game I have ever played. I am tracking down the N64 games and the one for the Xbox 360 eventually, but I didn’t really like this game much. Maybe it’s because I started on someone’s old save file, but it just didn’t interest me.

So in conclusion, all of these games kinda sucked. I will be trading all of them in, except for one. The only one I’m not trading in at this point, I didn’t review here and I will probably forget to mention that it’s from this lot. It will, however, be going into a future group review. I did get some good games in this lot. I got Pokemon Blue, Yellow and Gold, as well as Looney Toons: Acme Arsenal and Sly 3 for the PS2, Super Mario Deluxe on Game Boy Color and a stack of about 80 Yu-Gi-Oh cards.

~Matt “The Opinionator” Tennant

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