The Bouncer

Moby ID: 3825
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You play one of three bouncers of the bar Fate; Sion, Kou. Dominique, a young girl, bar mascot and friend of Sion has been kidnapped by Mikado Special Forces. You battle your way in an attempt to rescue Dominique.

Very much modeled on an interactive action film, you really do "Play the Movie". Mostly a straight action fighter game, there are a few RPG twists thrown in as you can learn new moves and increase your life, power and defense. Since the trio battles together you can choose which character to control at the beginning of each new battle.

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Average score: 61% (based on 35 ratings)

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Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 37 ratings with 2 reviews)

It isn't that bad

The Good
The graphics and videos of this game are of a high quality giving smooth enjoyable gameplay, furthermore the advancement and building up of your character is a great addition.

The Bad
While the single player game is very good, the other modes are somewhat lacking and there are many better mulitplayer beatem ups out there.

The Bottom Line
A fun mindless and strangely addictive concoction of good graphics and gameplay.

PlayStation 2 · by David Power (1) · 2003

One of the biggest disappointments in the history of videogames!

The Good
This game has some of the most gorgeous graphics to ever grace the computer/TV screen and is a bit of retro action.

The Bad
Cast your minds back to when the PS2 was originally announced and you first saw movies of the bouncer. Remember matrix style attacks? remember crashing through tables. Remember falling through broken barriers to the floor below. This looked like it was gonna be a fighting gamer's dream. But somewhere between then and now everything when terribly wrong. This is the most linear scrolling fight-em up. Even final fight and streets of rage were more than this. You can in no way pickup any weapons or interact in any way at all with the world around you making this soooo boring. You simply punch and kick and that really is about it. It is section after section of repetitive button pressing linked by about 9 cut scenes

The Bottom Line
This looked amazing but was the biggest disappointment in recent times. Square...........shame on you

PlayStation 2 · by Matthew Bailey (1257) · 2001

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Development

In early release footage, the game was touted for intense fight scenes that revolved around remarkably interactive scenery. The result, as people know, was was off the mark and far from impressive. Supposedly, Square pushed Dream Factory (the developer) to wrap up the game as fast as possible, and the game reflects that. As a result, it seems that Dream Factory (which developed Ehrgeiz and the Tobal series for Square) has decided to stop creating games for Square.

Dolby Digital 5.1

This was the first PlayStation 2 game to feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

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Game added April 14, 2001. Last modified January 5, 2024.