DescriptionAstro 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.
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- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Astro Boy licensees
- Gameplay feature: New Game+
- Inspiration: TV cartoons
- Manga / anime licensees
- Osamu Tezuka licensees
- Protagonist: Robot
|If you love Mega Man, you'll love this game!||Blast Vortex (66)|
|Defunct Games||Apr 14, 2004||A||100|
|GamersMark||Sep 30, 2004||9.1 out of 10||91|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Jan 03, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||Jul, 2005||89 out of 100||89|
|games xtreme||Mar 23, 2005||8.8 out of 10||88|
|IGN||Aug 16, 2004||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Planet Gameboy.de||Mar 06, 2005||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Informer Magazine||Aug, 2004||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Netjak||Aug 23, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|videogamer.com||Mar 31, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
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1001 Video GamesAstro Boy: Omega Factor appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Version differencesThe original Japanese version is easier and has more slowdowns than the US version. The US version also has a few new enemies.
- 2004 – #2 GBA Game of the Year
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