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Buffers Evolution (WonderSwan)

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In a post-apocalyptic future a gambling syndicate seeks to make a quick buck in the gritty remains of earth. By fusing the best of animal and mechanical traits they create three bestial androids from a bird, a lion, and a rhinoceros. Bets are taken and then the robots are loosed into hostile mazes of scrap metal on old earth. Maybe they'll even make it back alive...

The goal of BUFFERS EVOLUTION is to run through a course while collecting ten parts in the best time possible. The courses are large and vary between jungle scenes, deserts, old factories, and general mechanical wastes. These areas are cased in by electricity to stop the contests from escaping and thereby ruining the entertainment of the masses. This will keep you in the bounds of the course. With the press of a button your character will momentarily turn into a 'buffer', a sharp pisiform metallic object, while being a buffer you can destroy enemies by slamming into them, this will often bounce you in a given direction, which is useful for reaching high ledges.

Although you do not need to get all the parts to clear an area special items can be accrued by collection parts, while on the course proper these parts will heal any damage you may have taken. Perhaps if you collect all the part in all nine areas you'll have the means to escape your captors?

Gameplay is reminiscent of Sonic the Hedghog although in those games you race against a countdown while here you are merely trying to get good times.

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Buffers Evolution WonderSwan Rhino capsule.
Buffers Evolution WonderSwan A craft hovers over the remains of the planet.
Buffers Evolution WonderSwan A contestant is hoisted up.
Buffers Evolution WonderSwan Bird capsule

Alternate Titles

  • "バッファーズエボリューション" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Nov 25, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Planet WonderSwan 2004 7 out of 10 70

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Opipeuter (16479) added Buffers Evolution (WonderSwan) on Oct 06, 2008