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"James Bond 007" is a video game released for the Gameboy Color console in 1998 by Nintendo. It is based on the popular film character 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 player assumes the role of James Bond and guides him through a strategic adventure in aims of dismantling an arms smuggling ring. While the popular Nintendo 64 counterpart "Goldeneye" mostly revolved around blasting the bad guys into oblivion, 007 makes a roleplaying type environment by allowing Bond to travel to various locations and complete various tasks in order to acquire certain Bond gadgets and distinctions. It is required of the player to complete these tasks in order to also gain valuable information as to where the arms smuggling presence is and how he should go about eliminating them. There is also the traditional shoot 'em up element though there is little focus on this. Bond is only equipped with two weapons at any given moment as opposed to the otherwise endless cycle of high tech arsenal which he is featured with in other games.
The graphics of this title are presented from a top down perspective which looks on to Bond and his surroundings. The level design is acceptable and features a wide range of appropriate colours and other objects to suit certain areas. One annoyance is the James Bond satellite positioning system which is nothing more than a blanking dot in the display, not offering much use or guidance to the player. The audio is also of an acceptable quality featuring the main Bond musical score accompanying the player throughout. There is also some environmental changes, such as a casino theme when Bond finds himself in a casino setting.
Overall, 007 plays well for a slower more methodical James Bond game. It is likely that fans of the series would find enjoyment in the title and I would recommend it to prospective buyers.
I recently bought James Bond 007 thinkinging it would me a shoot em up action game, but to my disappointment it was no more than a poor quality frustrating puzzle adventure. I thought that the game was hard to controll and it was lacking fun and excitement. I would rather play Waverace. I would definatly not recommend this game to a friend as it only kept me entertained for about 10 minutes. Therefore i will most definatly be taking the game back to the shop as soon as possible.
....or are you just pleased to see me? It's obvious that Bond for the gameboy is trying to cash in on the success of Goldeneye for the N64, but it is a good game in it's own right, and isn't just a cheap cash in, which is nice for gameboy games these days. From the classic bond intro to the international meetings with Q and the hat throwing bad guy, this is your own little secret agent adventure you can take on holiday with you. The game is your standard adventure/rpg fare, done well with everything you would expect and a few nice extras. Unfortunatly it's not all good. 007 is not a color game, and although the graphics are fairly polished they just can't compete with the latest offerings. Another problem is the lack of replay value. As with many adventure games, once you've done it the first time, you won't have much incentive to do it again. There is an alternative ending, I'll let you work out how to get it (or find it on another site :-). So, would I recommend it? Well if you need something to occupy you on a flight or something and you don't mind spending £20 for just a few hours entertainment, then yes, it's good, but otherwise no, it just isn't quite worth it.
in my opinion this game is one of the best that has ever been released on the gameboy.you go along talking to people and they give you advice on what to do and it has a few characters from the films as well like jaws and oddjob.this game is now so cheap that i would advise anyone to get it straight away and you can have a few days of gaming pleasure.the only problem about this game is that it is very easy to complete.