After seven arduous years, Buffy - our favourite vampire slayer - has called it a day on prime time TV, but her feats continue to impress in the virtual world on GBA.
Once again, the feisty blonde is on patrol in the cemeteries and woods to play stab with resident demons and vampires. However, this time she catches sight of two of the Gentlemen’s henchmen. Not only must she deal with Adam, she now has to look for some clue as to what the Gentlemen are organising. But nothing is impossible for the slayer… or is it? Well that’s for you to find out.
As a game, Buffy on GBA comfortably sits somewhere between old school classics The Prince of Persia and Streets of Rage. Yes, at the core it is a side-scrolling platformer complete with puzzles and an emphasis on death by stake and over-dramatic kung fu.
Based on the Buffy universe from the TV series, players are pitted against myriad vampires and demonic creatures across 16 large, multi-tiered levels. Along the way you’ll be met with the occasional foe that must be kicked and stabbed into oblivion before progressing. You’ll also find yourself faced with locked gates and blocked pathways, which must be circumvented to carry on the next level.
Appearances from Buffy’s Scooby gang are also welcome as you received items and hints from the likes of Xander, Willow, Riley and the Gold Blend man, Giles.
Like many games from the 16-bit era of beat-em-up platformers, Buffy GBA isn’t especially difficult to finish, but it’s a game that incorporates some classic gameplay and is thoroughly enjoyable.