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Astro Boy: Omega Factor (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Astro Boy: Omega Factor is a side-scrolling action game based off a 2003 remake of Osamu Tezuka's classic Astro Boy anime and manga series from the 1960s. You play as the young, boylike robot Astro Boy, a true mechanical pacifist who's biggest dream is that one day humans and robots can coexist in peace. Armed with a strong punch, rocket powered feet and the ability to shoot laserbeams from your fingers, arms and behind, you set off on a quest against all sorts of evildoers from the Astro Boy series.

The game has two distinctive types of levels: the more prevalent beat-em-up levels and the shooter-esque levels. During the beat-em-up levels you can walk around freely and your flying ability is limited to short bursts. The shooter levels differ from each other: sometimes you can float around the screen and shoot in both directions, other times you are flying in a set direction in a more on-the-rails fashion.

The Omega Factor mentioned in the title is actually a simple upgrading system for your weapons. Every time Astro meets someone new (be they good or bad) he or she will be added to the Omega factor screen and Astro can upgrade one of his six weapons or abilities.

Screenshots

Astro Boy: Omega Factor Game Boy Advance Recover health by taking that heart
Astro Boy: Omega Factor Game Boy Advance Main Menu (Japanese Version)
Astro Boy: Omega Factor Game Boy Advance Intro: A young boy Tobio had an unfortunate accident
Astro Boy: Omega Factor Game Boy Advance Are these robots using light sabers?

Alternate Titles

  • "铁臂阿童木:Omega Factor" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ASTRO BOY 鉄腕アトム ~アトムハートの秘密~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Astro Boy Tetsuwan Atom: Atom Heart no Himitsu" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

If you love Mega Man, you'll love this game! Blast Vortex (60) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

GameCola.net Sep, 2004 9.38 out of 10 94
Game Freaks 365 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
games xtreme Mar 23, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de Mar 28, 2005 87 out of 100 87
SegaFan.com Jan 08, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
GameZone Aug 24, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Jun 27, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Netjak Aug 23, 2004 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com Mar 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 08, 2005 15 out of 20 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Astro Boy: Omega Factor appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Version differences

The original Japanese version is easier and has more slowdowns than the US version. The US version also has a few new enemies.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #2 GBA Game of the Year

fushi (12) added Astro Boy: Omega Factor (Game Boy Advance) on May 08, 2005