“ Genre: Action / Rating: E - (Everyone) / 1 player / published by: THQ „
"Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy" is a video game released for the Gameboy Advance console in 2005 by THQ. It is based on the American animated series "Danny Phantom". In the United States, the game received a rating of "E" by the ESRB panel which deemed it suitable for all ages.
The story of this title features Danny Phantom on a quest to battle supernatural forces as their uprising is leading to global unrest. It is effectively a side scrolling fighting title similar to many low technology releases of the genre. Players control Danny and guide him from left to right in aims of eliminating all opposing forces. He is unassisted throughout battle but the game is very easy in terms of difficulty which renders assistance unnecessary. In appealing to a children's market, the controls have been simplified to the point where the attack button unleashes all of Danny's arsenal through repetitive button strikes. In a sort of roleplaying game element, the game offers Danny the chance to "level up" through successfully eliminating a set number of enemies. Any increased statistics and/or attacks are applied automatically, and require no further interaction from the player in that point. The upgrades are applied seamlessly and become noticeable when Danny makes use of a new punch or kick.
The graphics are presented from a side perspective which focuses on Danny. The game keeps to the animated series very well and managed to successfully include cartoon-like traits in the game's visual presentation. The images are often colourful and comic book like, complete with facial features, taunts and grimaces accompanying each enemy throughout. Danny Phantom also sports his characteristic black and grey attire. The soundtrack is also of a good standard and combines many upbeat and lively tunes with loud, smashing sound effects to complimenting the fighting atompshere of the game well.
Overall, I would recommend The Ultimate Enemy to prospective buyers. It is pleasing in both the gameplay and visuals department. The game is not particularly long and can be completed within a few hours but could be seen as worthy of completion by many.
Danny Phantom, a half-ghost with paranormal powers, is responsible for capturing ghosts and monsters roaming the earth. This fast-paced action game recreates Danny's TV powers, allowing the player to walk through walls, shoot ghostly beams and howl a ghostly wail as he/she saves the world from Clockwork, a sinister ghost with the power to control time.