Transformers Animated DS mini review

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  1. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    its basicly a puzzle adventure. you are Bumblebee Prime and Bulkhead, each having different abilities and you have to switch between bots to work your way through each area

    Bumblebee has a megaman x wall jump and his stingers
    Prime has his axe and grappler cant jump
    Bulkhead has wrecking ball and can push blocks cant jump

    a small example of gameplay: you switch between characters as needed, jump up a wall and use Bumblebees stingers to deactivate a lock so Prime can get through a now unlocked door, then use Prime to grapple up a steel girder to smash a switch with his axe so Bulkhead can go through another door and smash through a wall. then use Bumblebee to activate a magnetic crane to move a block that Bulkhead can push onto a pressure plate that activates a elevator. then move Bulkhead and Prime to said elevator so they can catch up with Bumblebee and finish the level. each level is pretty much a combination of puzzles like this. as for enemies each level is filled with stupid drones not even huminoid. you get 3 lives (charges from Sari's key which revives you). Energon Cubes are randomly located around each level to restore health.

    certain 3rd person driving missions let you race through the city and as prowl transform and toss ninja stars at either drones or lockdown in car mode who never transforms. another racing mission allows you to race through the city as BB with his boosters

    the only boss is Megatron who you have to fight twice. with the combination of puzzle teamwork.

    unlockables are just the stock transformation sequences

    i liked it but wouldve liked it better as a $20 game rather than a $30 the voice actors made the game for me.
     
  2. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I played it, it's alright. I think a sequel with more characters would be nicer. They could have had Starscream clones to kill or something if transforming fodder was needed.
     
  3. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Sounds a but like The Lost Vikings.
     
  4. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    Now That was a GREAT game!
     
  5. Ray Kremer

    Ray Kremer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, pretty much. I only know that game by reputation but when I started playing TF animated I was inspired to go to eBay and get LV and LV2.

    I like puzzle games, so I like TFA DS, and it certainly does capture the flavor of the show characters, though I would stop short of calling it an actual Transformers game. The only transforming you can do is during the on-rails road sequences, and even then there's little point to it as you need to be in robot mode to shoot at the aerial drones anyway.
     
  6. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Logic for some of the oddities:
    -You're in a building transforming into a car and running over the walls would be too easy and might destroy the building.
    - The bigger bots can't jump because it could cause quakes
    - Only Prime's axe can press the button because everyone else would destroy the panel with their hands/weapons.
     
  7. clonemanager

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    seconded that.

    and it gets boring since it isn't the first... I 'd pass the game..
     

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