Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time

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Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time
SJ Amulet of Time.jpg
Developer(s) Virtucraft Studios
Publisher(s) BAM! Entertainment
Distributor(s) Cartoon Network Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release
  • NA: March 25, 2003
Genre(s) Action, Metroidvania[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time is an action video game developed by Virtucraft and published by BAM! Entertainment for the Game Boy Advance. Based on the animated series Samurai Jack, the game came about after a licensing agreement deal was reached between Cartoon Network and BAM! Entertainment in January 2002.[2] It was released in North America on March 25, 2003.

Gameplay[edit]

The game follows Jack's quest through seven areas to obtain the pieces of an amulet that can send him back to his own time. As more amulet pieces are collected, the player unlocks more of Jack's weapons and abilities, such as tiger claws and a battle hammer.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 63/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 8/10[4]
GamePro 1.5/5 stars[5]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[6]
GameZone 5.5/10[7]
IGN 6/10[1]
Nintendo Power 3.2/5[8]
Nintendo World Report 8/10[9]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[3] IGN's Craig Harris cited the game's similarities to Metroid and recent Castlevania games as good design, but said the game lacked originality.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harris, Craig (March 26, 2003). "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time". IGN. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  2. ^ "BAM! Entertainment Expands License Agreement With Cartoon Network(TM) And Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Include Samurai Jack(TM)". PR Newswire. United Business Media. January 8, 2002. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  4. ^ Mason, Lisa (February 2003). "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time". Game Informer (118): 110. Archived from the original on 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  5. ^ Fennec Fox (April 2003). "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time Review for Game Boy Advance on GamePro.com". GamePro: 61. Archived from the original on 2005-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  6. ^ Steinberg, Steve (April 1, 2003). "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time (GBA)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-04-10. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  7. ^ Hopper, Steven (March 26, 2003). "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  8. ^ "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time". Nintendo Power. 165: 158. February 2003. 
  9. ^ Shirley, Jeff (April 23, 2003). "Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 

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