Rated 7 out of 10 by 3
Rated 7 out of 10 by Jamie S. An okay Avatar game...
It is gameboy, so obviously the graphics are nothing special. I don't really like how the other characters just stand behind you while you are fighting instead of helping. The most entertaining part of the game are the many puzzles. The puzzles consist of Katara shifting water into barrels to weigh don pads that open doors, or Sokka using his boomerang to hit crystals that open doors, or Aang using his air-bending into vents to flip barrels over. They get challenging though, because they mix it up. Most of them are easy but they can get very challenging. Its a pretty hard game, I haven't bet it yet, but am about 85% through it. It is pretty long until you've played it a couple hours when you really get the hang of it. What I don't like is it doesn't really have a good story line. Just a few sentences of the story in each chapter. It also skips many chapters in the first season of the television series. The bosses are fairly challenging. Also, the controls are good. I would highly recommend it to people who like solving puzzles.( There is not as much action as puzzles)
Rated 7 out of 10 by BBomb Pretty good
Being the first avatar game I owned I did not know what to expect though it was kiinda boring at some parts it was still good
Rated 7 out of 10 by lobothesacred3 Avatar the Last Airbender (GBA)
- Original Story not based on the TV show
- Use of bending outside of combat
- Lack of balance between puzzle solving and combat
- Massive challenge spike in the last dungeon
- Extremely Short (Beat the game in under 4 Hours)
- The story isn't explored in enough detail
The story of this game is about a a female maker that is creating new war machines for the fire nation that utilize the various elements like water, earth, wind, and fire. Sadly, after being released she eventually reappears before the party announcing her desire to replace the avatar and benders in general with her war machines in order to bring about a new age of peace that will allow the intelligent to reign supreme over everyone else.
Sadly, the game provides rather little dialogue or plot exposition so the big reveal feels rather underwhelming since there isn't any real build up for it.
This version of Avatar the Last Airbender is majorly focused on puzzle solving using your various bending abilities like pushing objects with wind, freezing over water to create ice bridges, and utilizing Sokka's boomerang to trigger switches. The game features little in terms of combat, but you'll largely defeat enemies by taking advantage of their rather simplistic patterns though a few enemies can throw you for a loop until you figure out how to defeat them.
The biggest mistake in this game comes in the form of the last stage before the boss fight where the game will force you to flee from two massive drills and give you just barely enough time to run away from them while solving intricate puzzles. This part of the game is where you will suffer the most deaths and may be angered enough to rage quit the game. I think, I died around 20 times trying to solve one of these puzzles since you have to have pixel perfect movement and make zero mistakes while solving the puzzles. If you accidentally activate the wrong skill you might as well kill yourself since you won't have enough time to complete the puzzles before the drill catches up to you.
Graphically the game isn't anything special, but the manga graphic style cut-scenes are rather nice and expressive to look at.
The soundtrack for this game is pretty good, but all of the tracks are background pieces that are easily forgettable.
The game doesn't offer any real lasting appeal to be honest since there isn't any post game content and once you have cleared all of the puzzles they will offer little challenge on a repeat run-through.
Lasting Appeal: 2