Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000 video game)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy Handheld.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) GameBrains
Publisher(s) THQ
Distributor(s) Fox Interactive
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Release September 25, 2000
Genre(s) Horror/beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single player

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 2000 Game Boy Color video game based on the television show of the same name. It was the first video game based on the franchise to be released and the only Buffy game to be rated 'E' by the ESRB.


Set in the fourth season. Buffy is just trying to relax and enjoy a week off from her university classes when a horde of blood-thirsty vampires and demons descend upon the campus and the surrounding town. Now it's up to her to make things safe again.


There are 8 levels in the game:


Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles, Anya, Angel and Ethan Rayne make appearances. Cordelia does not appear on-screen but can be 'heard' talking to Buffy on the phone.


All of the enemies are vampires, but from various parts of the earth. They include standard vampires, bikers, ninjas, Amazonian warriors, top-hatted and cane-carrying gentlemen, and a hybrid mummy/vampire.


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 39%[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 1.5/5 stars[2]
Game Informer 2/10[3]
IGN 2/10[4]
Nintendo Power 6.5/10[5]

The game received "unfavorable" reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  2. ^ Weiss, Brett Alan. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (GBC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  3. ^ Helgeson, Matt (December 2000). "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (GBC)". Game Informer (92): 141. 
  4. ^ Harris, Craig (2000-10-04). "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  5. ^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Nintendo Power. 139. December 2000. 

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