Astro Boy (2004 video game)

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Astro Boy
Astro Boy 2004 Cover.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Tezuka Productions
Director(s) Hideki Anbo
Producer(s) Mineko Okamura
Artist(s) Noboru Hotta
Writer(s) Yosuke Yoshizawa
Atsushi Ota
Nobuo Nakagawa
Composer(s) Takashi Yoshimatsu
Yutaka Minobe
Naofumi Hataya
Mariko Nanba
Teruhiko Nakagawa
Fumie Kumatani
Hideaki Kobayashi
Norihiko Machida
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • JP April 18, 2004
  • NA August 18, 2004
  • EU February 11, 2005
  • AUS February 23, 2005
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution DVD-ROM

Astro Boy (アストロボーイ・鉄腕アトム Asutoro Bōi: Tetsuwan Atomu?, "Astro Boy: Mighty Atom") is a video game based on the 2003 anime television series, produced by Sonic Team. The story deviates from the positive 2003 series with several plot twists like the lack of important characters like Skunk and the lack of backgrounds for characters like Atlas who just appears as a robot bent into destroying all humans and as well changes in several characters personalities like Shadow who just wants to destroy all humans.

Soundtrack[edit]

Astro Boy: Mighty Atom - Game Soundtrack Score
Soundtrack album by Wave Master
Released April 18, 2004 (2004-04-18)
Recorded Wave Master Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Video Game
Length 61:16
Language Japanese
Label Wave Master Entertainment
Producer Fumitaka Shibata

Astro Boy: Mighty Atom - Game Soundtrack Score (アストロボーイ・鉄腕アトム ゲームサウンドトラックスコル Asutoro Bōi: Tetsuwan Atomu - Gēmu Saundotorakku Sukoru?) is the official soundtrack for the game. It features the games score, along with the voice samples from the main characters.

Track List[edit]

  1. アストロボーイ
    Asutoro Bōi/Astro Boy
  2. タイトルコール:「ASTRO BOY 鉄腕アトム」
    Taitoru Kōru: "ASTRO BOY Tetsuwan Atomu"/Title Call: "Astro Boy Mighty Atom"
  3. アトム誕生
    Atomu Tanjō/Atom Birth
  4. 科学省長官室(昼)
    Kagaku Shō Choukan Shitsu (Hiru)/Science Ministry Chief's Chambers (Daytime)
  5. 警告
    Keikoku/Advice
  6. 落花
    Rakka/Falling Petals
  7. お茶の水博士ボイス
    Ochanomizu Hakase Boisu/Dr. Ochanomizu Voice
  8. メトロシティ(昼)
    Metoro Shiti (Hiru)/Metro City (Daytime)
  9. 地上最大のロボット
    Chijō Saidai no Robotto/The Enormous Robot Above Ground
  10. バトル・フィールド
    Batoru Fīrudo/Battle Field
  11. お茶の水邸近隣(昼)
    Ochanomizu tei Kinrin (Hiru)/Ochanomizu Mansion Neighborhood (Daytime)
  12. 就寝
    Shūshin/Heading to Sleep
  13. 科学省長官室(夜)
    Kagaku Shō Chōkan Shitsu (Yoru)/Science Ministry Chief's Chambers (Night)
  14. お茶の水邸内(夜)
    Ochanomizu tei Nai (Yoru)/Inside Ochanomizu Mansion (Night)
  15. 電光ボイス
    Denkō Boisu/Denkou Voice
  16. ボク電光
    Boku Denkō/I am Denkou
  17. セントラルシティ(昼)
    Sentoraru Shiti (Hiru)/Central City (Daytime)
  18. 電光I
    Denkō Wan/Denkou 1
  19. 光と影
    Kō to Kage/Light and Shadow
  20. 電光II
    Denkō Tzu/Denkou 2
  21. カッコ良くII
    Kakko Yoku Tzu/Awesome 2
  22. アトラスボイスI
    Atorasu Boisu Wan/Atlas Voice 1
  23. ライバル
    Raibaru/Rival
  24. コンビナート
    Konbināto/Kombinat
  25. Crush the Game
  26. ロビタボイス
    Robita Boisu/Robita Voice
  27. 海からの訪問者
    Umi Kara no Hōmon Sha/A Visitor from the Sea
  28. 暴走
    Bōsō/Running Amok
  29. ベイエリア
    Bei Eria/Bay Area
  30. 訪問者の使命
    Hōmon sha no Shimei/The Visitor Mission
  31. メトロシティ(夜)
    Metoro Shiti (Yoru)/Metro City (Night)
  32. 博士の信念
    Hakase no Shinnen/The Conviction of Doctor
  33. アトラスボイスII
    Atorasu Boisu Tzu/Atlas Voice 2
  34. フルスロットル
    Furu Surottoru/Full Throttle
  35. End of the Game
  36. お茶の水邸近隣(夜)
    Ochanomizu tei Kinrin (Yoru)/Ochanomizu Mansion Neighborhood (Night)
  37. プルートボイス
    Purūto Boisu/Pluto Voice
  38. 史上最強のロボット
    Shijō Saikyō no Robotto/The Strongest Robot in History
  39. 伏兵
    Fukuhei/Ambush
  40. セントラルシティ(夜)
    Sentoraru Shiti (Yoru)/Central City (Night)
  41. 最強の証明
    Saikyō no Shōmei/Proof of the Strongest
  42. 戦闘II
    Sentō Tzu/Battle 2
  43. Road of the King
  44. 覚醒
    Kakusei/Awakening
  45. オプションズ
    Opushonzu/Options
  46. シャドウボイス
    Shadō Boisu/Shadow Voice
  47. 魔王降臨
    Maō Kōrin/Advent of the Devil
  48. 恐怖
    Kyōfu/Terror
  49. さらなる悪意
    Saranaru Akui/Further Malice
  50. オペレーターボイス
    Operētā Boisu/Operator Voice
  51. 緊迫II
    Kinpaku Tzu/Tension 2
  52. 地下基地発射台
    Chika Kichi Hassha Dai/Launch Pad at the Subterranean Base
  53. 青騎士ボイス
    Aoi Kishi Boisu/Blue Knight Voice
  54. 王の真価
    Ō no Shinka/The Worth of a King
  55. 青騎士 ExtraAoi Kishi Extra/Blue Knight Extra
  56. アトムボイス
    Atomu Boisu/Atom Voice
  57. Believe to Heart
  58. アース隊II
    Āsu Tai Tzu/Earth Squad 2
  59. ゲームオーバー
    Gēmu Ōbā/Game Over
  60. true blue~instrumental~

Reception[edit]

Astro Boy Game Reviews
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 57.64% [12]
Metacritic 54/100 [13]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com C+ [1]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 4.33/10 [2]
Famitsu 28/40 [3]
Game Informer 5.5/10 [4]
GamePro 3/5 stars [5]
GameSpot 4.9/10 [6]
GameSpy 2/5 stars [7]
GameZone 5.5/10 [8]
IGN 4/10 [9]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 3/5 stars [10]
The Sydney Morning Herald 2.5/5 stars[11]

The game received mixed reviews. Game Informer's Matt Helgeson gave it a 5.5/10, opining that "The amount of time you have to spend tweaking your viewpoint with the shoulder buttons is ridiculous, an unwanted flashback to early 3D platformers like Gex and Spyro the Dragon." In a second opinion, Matt Miller rated it 6.75/10, praising "incredible special effects and a smorgasbord of boss battles", but stating that it is "unlikely to entrance for more than a weekend".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnholt, Ray (2004-08-17). "Astro Boy". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Astro Boy". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 107. October 2004. 
  3. ^ "アストロボーイ・鉄腕アトム". Famitsu 797. March 26, 2004. 
  4. ^ a b Helgeson, Matt (September 2004). "Astro Boy". Game Informer (137): 110. Archived from the original on November 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  5. ^ The Man in Black (2004-08-24). "Astro Boy Review for PlayStation 2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-09. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  6. ^ Wolpaw, Erik (2004-08-24). "Astro Boy Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  7. ^ Theobald, Phil (2004-08-22). "Astro Boy (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-02-05. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  8. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2004-08-25). "Astro Boy - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  9. ^ IGN Staff (2004-08-26). "Astro Boy". IGN. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  10. ^ "Astro Boy". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (85): 96. October 2004. 
  11. ^ Hill, Jason (2005-02-17). "Terrific compilation". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  12. ^ "Astro Boy for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  13. ^ "Astro Boy Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  14. ^ "Astro Boy - PlayStation 2". Game Ratio. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 

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