"Godzilla: Monster Wars" is a video game released for the Gameboy Color console in 2000 by Crave Entertainment. It is a sequel to a prior "Godzilla" title for the same console, and is based on a popular American children's series of the same name. In the United States, the game received a rating of "E" by the ESRB panel which deemed it suitable for all ages.
The gameplay of this title is rather odd. While "Godzilla" frequently evokes images of mass pandemonium and destruction, and it's apparent that the in-game civilians believe their doom is pending, the player is required to control Godzilla in a quest for the greater good of the world. Godzilla is to save the townspeople by battling other giant creatures while repelling military forces which hinder his progress. His attacks are often limited in speed despite his massive size. The slow implementation of these leads to Godzilla taking considerable hits to his health in the process of making a simple movement such as a tail whip. Godzilla does come equipped with his fire breath and this appears to be the only viable attack which the player has access to. There is some difficulty to this title due to the conflicting forces who are all trying to send Godzilla to his demise but simple "button mashing" efforts can repel all.
The graphics of this game aren't particularly good. Colour accuracies appear to be slightly off as Godzilla sports odd blueish skin instead of the typical grey coat he is otherwise known for. The detailing of the background scenes is very two dimensional and flat in appearance and this doesn't come across as a particularly enjoyable. The audio is also of a comparably poor standard with simple compositions and boring effects driving me as a player to turn down the volume.
Overall, Monster Wars is not a title I would recommend to prospective buyers. It is held back by poor visual implementation and questionable gameplay and would not likely appeal to fans of the monster.
Godzilla The Series for Gameboy Color Godzilla the Series 1999 by Crave Entertainment is the side scrolling action game that was based on the new series by Fox with the new looking Godzilla. Story: Godzilla in this game is the good Godzilla protecting the world, from attacks and monsters. Godzilla is called to action when a monster attacks: Man : "Theres a monster attacking downtown" Other Man: "I cant believe you dragged me out of bed for this." LOL Third Man: "I saw that thing it partied hearty". LOL Cheesy dialogue obviously written for teens seeing as the series the game it was based on was aired on Fox Kids. Gameplay and Controls 4: The game takes a Rampage style approach which is pretty simple if you played Rampage. Godzilla walks through the city where he is attacked by enemy fire such as jets and army tanks (just in the game Rampage where you as the monster have to destroy cities) You use the A and B buttons to both use Godzilla's tail to swipe out enemy objects and shoot Godzilla's famous electrical fire. Gradually Godzilla's increases his arsenal gaining more attacks and increasing his basic attacks such as the electric fireball. Now the other con in the game is the fact that Godzilla cannot move forward or backward. In a sidescrolling game, where the screen moves left or right, you got to have mobility but for some reason Crave thought it was smart to just have Godzilla immobilized and have the screen move. Annoying especially if you played the game you know that some objects in the game move faster than Godzilla. Graphics 5: Ah, well here is another bit of a downside, except for Godzilla and the bosses he fights, graphics are a bit static. The scenarios change from a city to a underwater level but there isn't really much of a breakthrou
gh in the graphic department. In fact it look like the old backgrounds from Rampage were used to design the levels themselves. Don't get me wrong I love little toy tanks and little oy jets but they could've have added a little more, ut oh well. Sound and Music 3: Eh, there's hardly any sound or music in the game. Crave didn't do a thing here, even Aside from a few explosions and Godzilla's growl every time he kicks butt, sound and music were nonexistent. Overall 4: Well there no bonuses with the game, no minigames, no uncovered art, nothing. Since it is marketed for kids, kids will probably care less about this but more gamers expecting more of a challenge and better structured gameplay will look past this title and try the other Godzilla games out there like the Nintendo Gamecube's "Godzilla Destroy All Monsters". What I would have done to make the better is like the Gamecube game added bonus monsters like Mothra and King Ghidora in the game giving the player many options to enjoy the game playing as another monster besides Godzilla. Anyhow kids would love the game but other gamers shy away from it.