Blade - Game Boy Color

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Also for: PC, PlayStation
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Hammerhead Soft. Co.: Activision
Publishers: Activision (GB/US)
Released: 15 Dec 2000 (GB)
Unknown (US)
Ratings: 11+


Two of the biggest entertainment industries in the world are movies, but more importantly, video games. Since video games began the two industries have grown closer and closer together. Video game tie-ins are very prominent in today’s industry and probably always will be. Blade, released across a number of platforms is a fine example of this. The Game Boy Color version may not be the most advanced, but that’s not to say it’s a bad game. Let’s take a look.

After switching on your handheld you will be greeted with a brief story of the game you are about to embark on. You will take control of Blade soon after, and once you begin the game proper there’s a very good chance a blast from the past will make an appearance. Initial thoughts should conjure up an old classic that goes by the name Streets of Rage, which Blade bares striking similarities to. This is a left-to-right scrolling game that will have you take on many thugs and vampires with your bare hands. Combat skills are limited but easy to accomplish, and as such, allow for some devastating 2D manoeuvres. The other section of the game places Blade in an uncomfortable situation, whereby evil beings will attack from all directions. Thankfully, you are armed with some serious firepower, and so this area of the game shouldn’t prove to be to big a challenge.

There’s no single feature of Blade that makes it stand out from any other, but as a whole it isn’t bad, although fans of Blade will get more out of this than others.