Digimon Rumble Arena

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Digimon Rumble Arena
Digimon Rumble Arena.jpg
Box art featuring Guilmon and Veemon
Developer(s) Bandai, Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Bandai
Series Digimon series
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release date(s)
  • JP December 6, 2001
  • NA February 24, 2002
  • PAL 12 July 2002
Genre(s) Fighting
Distribution 1 CD-ROM

Digimon Rumble Arena (デジモンテイマーズ バトルエボリューション Dejimon Teimāzu Batoru Eboryūshon?, Digimon Tamers Battle Evolution) is a crossover fighting video game developed and published by Bandai in association with Hudson Soft for the PlayStation video game console. It was released in Japan on December 6, 2001 and in North America on February 24, 2002. Players are able to choose from up to 24 characters (fifteen of which need to be unlocked) from the Digimon Adventure and Digimon Tamers seasons of the Digimon anime, such as Terriermon, Agumon, Gatomon, and Renamon. The game's sequel, Digimon Rumble Arena 2, was released two (three in Japan) years later on the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

Characters[edit]

Digimon Rumble Arena features 3D characters and backgrounds on a 2D plane, resulting in a 2.5D effect.

There are 24 playable characters in Digimon Rumble Arena, all drawn from the Digimon Adventure and Digimon Tamers anime. 9 characters are available at the start of the game, while the other 15 require either a password or the completion of a certain task to access, but there are 6 characters that can be unlocked only by some very difficult challenges and only one of them can be unlocked by code but to activate it you first have obtained the other 5 characters.

Main characters[edit]

Character Specialty Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Agumon Fire Chika Sakamoto Tom Fahn
Gabumon Water Mayumi Yamaguchi Kirk Thornton
Patamon Nature Miwa Matsumoto Laura Summer
Gatomon Water Yuka Tokumitsu Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Veemon Fire Junko Noda Derek Stephen Prince
Wormmon Nature Naozumi Takahashi Paul St. Peter
Guilmon Fire Masako Nozawa Steven Blum
Terriermon Nature Aoi Tada Mona Marshall
Renamon Nature Yuka Imai Mari Devon

Hidden characters[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 64%[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 52%[1]
GamePro 70%[2]

Digimon Rumble Arena received mixed reviews upon its release, with a Metacritic score of 64%.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electronic Gaming Monthly (152): p. 144. March 2002. 
  2. ^ Fox, Fennec (February 8, 2002). "Digimon Rumble Arena". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2009-05-08. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Digimon Rumble Arena". Metacritic. Retrieved July 12, 2010.