As many readers know, anime is one of the many keys into getting into God’s kingdom known as heaven. Anime continuously blesses the living with its lively action, creative stories, and large tiddies. So, it only makes sense that there are hundreds of video games based upon different anime in order to reward viewers and let them join the battle of their favorite characters. This editorial will not cover the countless amount of “Naruto” or “Yu-Gi-Oh!” titles, instead it will highlight some lesser known titles that are both based on anime, and actually considered to be good games.
First up is the ever-so popular Little Nemo: The Dream Master which was released on the NES in 1990. The game itself is based off of the animated “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland” which was positively received in Japan, but ultimately ended up as a box office bomb. However, while it failed to find an audience in Japan, the game’s soundtrack proved to be fairly popular in the future. The soundtrack is now regarded as one of the better NES game soundtracks and it is definitely worth checking out. The game itself was a fairly decent platformer, where the player gets to ride animals and defeat enemies in order to save the King of Slumberland from the Nightmare King.
Next, is Astro Boy: Omega Factor, released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003. The game is a beat ’em up where the player acts in the role of the titular Astro Boy as it goes through multiple plot lines from different iterations of the anime. It is also separated into two chapters, “Birth” and “Rebirth,” respectively. “Birth” is the original plot of the game, while “Rebirth” is when Astro Boy is revived by a mythical being and is sent back in time to fix what went wrong in the first chapter while harnessing the power of time travel. The game received positive reviews from both fans of the original anime and game critics praising its simplicity and visuals while also delivering on the story.
Last is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure based off an anime with the same name. The game is a fighter originally released in arcades where characters from the anime fight each other in extraordinary battles with flashy attacks. One of the coolest attacks in the whole game is a super attack by Dio where he literally drops a steam roller on his opponent. An actual steamroller falls from the heavens in order to defeat their opponent. Truly, anime has graced the video game industry to allow such beauty appear on screens for players to enjoy. Other than that, it is just a really fun over-the-top fighter, and while it does not deviate from most norms, the charm is certainly there for fans of the anime and newcomers alike.
So there it is, anime-based video games for a better tomorrow. What’s your favorite anime-based video game? In fact, what’s your favorite anime in general? What topic do you want to see next? Let us know in the comments below!