Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King
Cover art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King
Developer(s) Natsume
Publisher(s) THQ
Director(s) Sosuke Yamazaki
Producer(s) Iku Mizutani
Artist(s) Tomoki Hamuro
Masashi Kudo
Chie Yoshida
Composer(s) Kinuyo Yamashita
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA June 24, 2003
  • EU June 27, 2003
Genre(s) Horror / beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Cartridge

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King is a 2003 Game Boy Advance video game and the third video game based on the Buffy franchise.

Story[edit]

Set in the fourth season. While on patrol in the cemetery, Buffy discovers two of the Gentlemen's henchmen. She now has to cope with Adam and the Gentlemen's plans.

Levels[edit]

There are 16 levels in the game:

  • Patrol
  • Museum
  • More Patrolling
  • Cemetery & Crypt Patrol
  • The Forest
  • The Industrial Park
  • Gentlemen's HQ - The Hospital
  • Hospital Basement
  • Back to the Forest
  • College Campus
  • School Patrol
  • Bottom Of The Crypt
  • Back to the Industrial Park
  • Cave To The Temple of Shadows
  • Temple Entrance
  • The Temple of Shadows.

Characters[edit]

Buffy, Willow, Anya, Xander, Giles, Riley and Adam make appearances.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 49.70%[1]
Metacritic 44/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2/5 stars[3]
Computer and Video Games 6/10[4]
Game Informer 4.25/10[5]
GameSpot 3.8/10[6]
GameSpy 1/5 stars[7]
GameZone 5.9/10[8]
IGN 4/10[9]
NGC Magazine 21%[10]
Nintendo Power 2.7/5[11]
X-Play 2/5 stars[12]
Entertainment Weekly B+[13]
The Village Voice 4/10[14]

The game was met with negative reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 49.70%,[1] while Metacritic gave it 44 out of 100.[2] The only positive review came from Entertainment Weekly, which gave it a B+ and stated that "In addition to screenshots and dialogue from the TV series (shown between levels), the virtual Slayer actually looks, moves, and grunts like the real Ms. Summers. Coolest feature: the ability to kill vamps by demolishing rooftops to let the sun shine in."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  4. ^ CVG Staff (2003-08-13). "GBA Review: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Return Of The Darkhul King [sic]". Computer and Video Games. Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King". Game Informer (125): 126. September 2003. 
  6. ^ Provo, Frank (2003-07-18). "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  7. ^ Meston, Zach (2003-07-09). "GameSpy: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-11-20. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  8. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (2003-07-17). "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wrath of the Darkhul King - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  9. ^ Harris, Craig (2003-08-05). "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  10. ^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King". NGC Magazine. August 2003. 
  11. ^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King". Nintendo Power 172: 137. September 2003. 
  12. ^ Speer, Justin (2003-08-13). "'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King' (GBA) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2003-08-09. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  13. ^ a b Reyes, Kimberly (2003-07-18). "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Wrath Of The Darkhul King Review". Entertainment Weekly (719): 83. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  14. ^ Catucci, Nick (2003-08-05). "Good Game Boy". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 

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