Beyblade Reviews (PlayStation)

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Critic Reviews

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35 (Sep 05, 2003)
Beyblade a clairement été pensé pour les connaisseurs de l'animé. Malheureusement comme c'est souvent le cas quand on profite de telles franchises, le jeu a pour lui une réalisation bâclée, une durée de vie moyenne et un intérêt limité. De ce fait les fans devront également s'en méfier.
neXGam (2002)
Also, wer an diesem Spiel Spaß hat, muss entweder ein Hyper Mega Beyblade Fan sein oder er hat noch nie andere „gute“ Spiele gespielt! Klar das Spiel mag auf eine jüngere Zielgruppe angepasst sein, und es mag den Kids auch Spaß machen. Aber normal Zocker wenden wohl besser den Blick erschreckend ab. Die praktisch nicht vorhandene Steuerung, Grafik und Gameplay machen das Spiel zu einem echtem Erlebnis. Kauft euch lieber ein anderes Spiel, anstatt für diesen Mist das Geld zum Fenster raus zu werfen.
Game Chronicles (Feb 17, 2003)
I know that this is a PS one game and maybe it seems like I’m being overly harsh with it because of that alone, but honestly; it hasn’t been that long since I’ve played PS one titles. I even put one or two into the PS2 on occasion for some nice retro. Even at the height of PS one glory this game would fall well below the mark and be in bargain bins in no time. That is, if it isn’t there already.
RPG Land (Mar 03, 2003)
To conclude, the TV show isn't anything special, and the game proves similar in quality (or lack thereof). At only $10, it may be tempting to die-hard fans (are there any?), but even some of them may be turned off by the inhuman amount of patience required to play this crap.
Worth Playing (Jan, 2002)
The game play of Beyblade is very weak. First off there is very little story to the game so any chance of following the development of your character is nil and your options of winning are in short supply as well. There are three ways to win. First is by beating the other persons top into submission, second is by knocking your opponents top out of the ring, and third is by simply avoiding your opponent and waiting for him to stop spinning. You can’t always rely on the third option for wining because some times the opponent will have a faster spinning top or better launcher than you. You can also mess up your launch too. Upon the starting of the match you must launch your top to get it spinning, there is an indicator on your launcher as to how much power you put into the launch. The more power you have, the faster it spins.
IGN (Dec 20, 2002)
Beyblade is quite an interesting concept. Competitors do battle in an arena with their Beyblades. Beyblades are essentially tops with beasts imbedded in their bits. These Bit Beasts invoke powers from ancient creatures including dragons, bears and monkeys. They use their special powers to destroy opposing Blades and make themselves virtually unbeatable.
This is quite possibly the most non-interactive game I have ever played. At the beginning of the match you launch your Beyblade by waiting for a meter to fill up and pressing 'X'. The problem is that the meter tends to dwindle in the lower parts of the meter and blaze through the faster parts, resulting in the aforementioned bad launches. The instruction book says that you can control your top while it's in the ring, but you can't. Beyblade is a weak game in every aspect, even for a budget title. People who are fans are better off spending their money on the real thing.