List of Bakugan Battle Brawlers video games
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- 1 Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2009)
- 2 Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer (2010)
- 3 Bakugan Dimensions (2010)
- 4 Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Arcade Battler (2010)
- 5 Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (2010)
- 6 Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance (2011)
- 7 Notes and references
- 8 External links
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2009)
|Bakugan Battle Brawlers|
Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a video game based on the original anime series made by NOW Production and Activision for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Wii. The game was released on October 20, 2009.
One day the player's character meets Dan Kuso, one of the Battle Brawlers, who teaches him the rules in a fight against Shuji. ( In the DS version, you get a Pyrus Serpenoid to start off with. In all other versions, you get a Serpenoid, a Juggernoid, and a Saurus that match the attribute you chose at the start of the game). After going to the local store and meeting Alice, who suggests the player should battle with other brawlers in the park to earn BP (Bakugan Points, the game's currency) a strange Bakugan called Leonidas gets teleported to the park, who is now the new best friend of the player. (Leonidas' attribute depends on what attribute you chose). Leonidas is an unknown and aggressive Bakugan that was created by all the hate and anger of the lost Bakugan trapped in the Doom Dimension. In several fights the player will meet a lot of people but at the same time a Darkus user, whose name is Marduk, Desires to rule over all Bakugan together with Vladitor, another Bakugan that suddenly appears.
Right after Naga got the Silent Core, the seals that held Vladitor captive in the Doom Dimension suddenly broke and he escaped from the Doom Dimension. At the end of a tournament when Dan makes the player an official Bakugan Battle Brawler, Marduk is revealed to have allied with Hal G, Masquerade and Naga in order to defeat the Battle Brawlers and rule over the worlds and the Bakugan. The player must win the Ultimate Battle Tournament, defeating also Dan, Runo, Marucho, Julie, Shun, Masquerade, and a 1-on-1 showdown with Omega Leonidas and Battle Axe Vladitor. After the player wins, both Vladitor and Leonidas disappear, Leonidas and Vladitor say that their time is up after the brawl. Later, the player discovers that Vladitor gave Leonidas his remaining power, saying 'he deserved it' which allowed Leonidas to return to the human world, leaving Leonidas to assume that Vladitor "wasn't all bad". The game ends with the player throwing Leonidas in the air shouting, "Bakugan brawl!".
The Bakugan battles are very different from the anime series and the general rules. At the beginning take a gate card, which will land on the field. Then you have to target an aim on the battlefield (like a gate card or items), choose one of your three Bakugan and throw them to where you wanted them to land. It is possible to either let it directly get on one of the gate cards or to move it to items, trampolines, or other locations that will give your Bakugan extra G-power.
In the video game, different Bakugan have different special attacks, which can be activated once the special meter is full. special attacks do various things, such as knocking Bakugan off of gate cards or shooting into the air to reach platforms.
If two Bakugan stand on one gate card the fight starts. You can now activate ability cards in order to power-up your Bakugan even more or to change the battle rules. The fight itself is nothing more than one of three different mini-games (shooting if battle on a Gold Card, shaking if on a Copper Card, pressing buttons at the right time on a Silver Card and power battles in the PlayStation 2 and 3). With the help of these mini-games both Bakugan gain more G-Power, which decides after it who will win the fight.
The winner gets the gate card and a new battle can begin.
Who is able to collect three gate cards will win the entire brawl. The winner earns BP (Bakugan Points) to upgrade their Bakugan, buy new Bakugan, buy new gate cards, or buy new ability cards.
This is the only game that features Leonidas, Vladitor, and Marduk. The other games do not feature Leonidas, although it was possible to introduce him back, for example, in Defenders of the core, which could've had the 2nd Leonidas Bakugan of this game as the Player's Bakugan rather than Neo Dragonoid. This has driven people to make fan fictions of the Bakugan "Leonidas" starting from either right after the Video Game or at the beginning of New Vestroia. A couple fanfictions even brought back Vladitor either as a revived Bakugan like Leonidas, or a Cyborg Bakugan like Helios, which is both possible, although he wouldn't be an antagonist.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer (2010)
|Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer|
|Release||March 23, 2010|
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer is the second Bakugan video game for the Nintendo DS. It has a few minigames. There are 30 Bakugan, like the last game, and it will also have hidden Bakugan. A mistake is that in the game, the player's "Ultimate Dragonoid" in sphere mode is actually a Pyrus Naga.
One month ago, a spaceship called the Dark Star has abducted most of the Earth's Bakugan. To make matters worse, in a test of teleportation technology to get to the Dark Star, Dan has forgotten all of that! In order to rescue the captive Bakugan, Dan will have to train himself and his Bakugan in order to beat the kidnappers, who call themselves the Regulars.
Near the finale, the Brawlers discovered that Professor Trecov is Vector, and he stole all Bakugan from Earth with his pals Aurock, Viper and Mantis. Vector reveals his plan to take the Silent Core and create the ultimate Bakugan. After the final battle, he escaped while claiming revenge on Dan.
In the game's ending, Masquerade appears angered because of the Regulars' failure, revealing that they were working for Naga and the Doom Beings. Masquerade claimed to take down the Brawlers himself.
The game takes place between Bakugan Battle Brawlers episodes 37 and 38.
Bakugan Dimensions (2010)
|Release||June 1, 2010|
Bakugan: Dimensions was a web-based MMO (Massively Multi-player Online) game developed by Flying Lab Software. It allowed players to brawl online. To get Bakugan, you had to use the DNA codes found on Gundalian Invaders Bakugan.
Bakugan: Dimensions was a free online world where people from all around the world could battle, collect Bakugan, and battle with other gamers. It resembled Marucho's Bakugan Interspace. It was only available for users from the U.S., Canada, and Australia. It closed down on June 30, 2011 for unknown reasons.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Arcade Battler (2010)
An arcade game only available in Japan, where the player can his or her cards in the packs, which is very similar to the first video game. It is based on the second season.
Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (2010)
|Bakugan: Defenders of the Core|
|Release||October 19, 2010|
Bakugan: Defenders of the Core is a multi-console game, released on October 19, 2010. Despite its title, it is based on Bakugan: New Vestroia. It was released for the DS, Wii, PSP, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Bakugan: Defenders of the Core will bring gamers into a fast binding action adventure to save the Earth and New Vestroia from Zenoheld, Spectra and their Vexos minions. Players will create a new hero and discover new aspect of Bakugan by having full control over the creatures when taking on the opponents. For fans who will be getting the DS version, will be taking advantage on the dual screen. The game will have split-screen multiplayer, head-to-head battles, and free for all. It seems to be a fighting game, where Bakugan duke it out for the most victories. There is a Collector's Edition that comes with a special Bakugan action figure.
In story mode you travel the world as the main character attaining stealth to hide from security drones patrolling the cities of earth as you collect Core Fragments. Using your Bakugan as tools you take down laser traps and other security devices. There will also be cut scenes and battles as you encounter other characters, as well as New Vestroia Bakugan.
The new battle mode uses a new fighting engine similar to that of Dragon Ball Z games and ability cards are now used to make extremely powerful attacks and Bakugan are now able to be captured. You can also pick from 500 Bakugan in battle mode, if you unlock them.
Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance (2011)
A mysterious new group of Wizards are invading New Vestroia. It's up to you to defend against these unknown new foes in their attempt to create the most powerful Bakugan ever! Travel through different lands of New Vestroia and control your personal Bakugan on the battlefield. You must become the greatest general of all in order to free the Wizards and save New Vestroia from evil forces.