|a game by||Toho, Sims Co., Ltd., and Natsume|
|Platforms:||Playstation 4, Playstation 3, NES, GameGear, GameBoy|
|Editor Rating:||6.3/10, based on 5 reviews|
|User Rating:||7.7/10 - 14 votes|
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|See also:||Movie-based Games, Monsters Games, Godzilla Games, Strategy, 2021 Movies|
Is there a more perfect property to make the transition from the silver screen to the video game world than Godzilla? There has been no shortage of Godzilla games over the years and today we are taking a look at one of the most advanced and recent games to feature Godzilla and many of the other monsters that live in his world. This is a game that got a lot of negative reviews when it was released, but it is nowhere near as bad as many people will make out.
A Mindless Monster
In my opinion, the biggest miss that the most recent Godzilla game has going on is the lack of a story. There is no story at all in this game, zero, nada, zilch! They did not come up with any kind of narrative to link it all together. I was very disappointed by this as I feel that a Godzilla game could have a strong and engaging story. Hell, they could have even based it on the most recent Godzilla movie and I think that could have worked pretty well. The people behind the game captured the Godzilla universe very well. Each of the monsters looks just like you would expect them to. The levels may not be all that detailed, but I think this is by design so that all of the attention is focused firmly on Godzilla and his foes and allies!
Protect And Destroy
One thing that you do have to give them credit for is the game modes. Despite the lack of a story mode, I do feel that Godzilla has enough modes to keep you entertained. The main game mode is called, God of Destruction and this is where you will unlock the characters as you progress. Each level is its own contained thing, you will either have to smash a city, protect generators, destroy generators or fight off another monster. It is a neat idea and kind of a greatest hit’s thing of the Godzilla franchise.
You also have an online battle mode, this is fun, but I feel this game would have been perfect for couch co-op. It has a time attack mode and a few modes where you can look and play around with the monsters too.
Like A Tank
One of the main complaints that I have seen about this game over the years is that the monster’s control like tanks. I can see why this can take a while to get used to and it is probably slower-paced than many people want. However, these are giant monsters so the way that they move does feel pretty fitting and I got used to it. There are over 20 monsters from the Godzilla franchise here and they each control in the same way, but then they each have their own set of special moves. The game is a tad on the sluggish side, but it is certainly playable once you get used to it.
Look, I can see why some people had a hard time getting into this Godzilla game. However, there is fun to be had here. I grew up watching the old Godzilla movies and I think this game is a fun take on that and far better than is a fun take on that and far better than people give it credit for. It does take a while to get the controls down, but once you do, you will feel just as powerful as Godzilla himself!
- It features over 20 characters from the Godzilla franchise
- It does make you feel like a monster
- You have lots of missions to play through
- Each character has their own special moves
- I liked the way the monsters looked
- It is a hard game to get the hang of
- It is missing a story mode!
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- P-200, 32 MB RAM
- Manufacturer: TTI
- Machine: Duo
- Theme: Fighting
I am a big fan of rubber monsters myself, and this game was a great thrill for me. All of Godzilla's foes, except for Ebirha the sea monster, are here. Each monster has its own voice digitized from the movies, and the backgrounds are authentic as well. Many of the moves seem random, and the actual punches and kicks are few. I like being able to play as the Super X2. Versus Mode is fantastic!
I've never liked the Godzilla flicks and this game doesn't do much more for me. As it stands, it's a limited fighting game with a lack of special moves and bad control. The attacks do fit the characters, though, plus the music and sounds help the aura of the game. The access time is almost nil so there's no problem there. Fighting games are becoming too commonplace and this game is geared toward movie lovers only.
This is a new twist to fighting games. It's loaded with plenty of Godzilla's enemies as well as the famed fire-breather himself that you can choose to fight with or against. The graphics are OK and the music is cool. The Quest Mode along with the Versus Mode is a plus. The only thing I didn't like was that there aren't enough moves, a limit placed by the Duo's two button controller. Godzilla fans will totally dig this.
Fighting fans may not be impressed by the number of moves or the effects, but it does play decently. The techniques look a bit weak but are easy to control and lit the characters to a tee. This game appeals to monster fans more than lighting fans due to its good CD sounds and accurate portrayal of the characters. As a Godzilla fan I must admit to liking the look of the game but not so much the feel.
- Manufacturer: T.T.I.
- Machine: Duo
- Theme: Fighting
The king of monsters is back. Godzilla is coming to the Duo, and he's got lots of fighting action in store for you.
Take on a great deal of rubber monsters from his past films, like Gigan, Mechagodzilla, Biolante, King Ghidra, and Mecha Ghidra. Being a CD game, you can bet on rockin' tunes and roars straight from the films.
No rubber monster fan should go without seeing this one. The graphics are great, complete with fiery backgrounds and charring tanks. This game allows you to play as Godzilla himself, or one of his many adversaries for one giant battle.
The Duo is making a comeback with this terrific fighting cart that brings out the beast in you.
- Type: Act/Adv.
- Difficulty: Avg.
Straight from Tokyo comes the King of the Monsters, Godzilla, in his first video game adventure! Toho, the company responsible for bringing the fire-breathing creature to the screen, has teamed Godzilla up with pal Mothra to take on the strongest creations from the films (Mecha-Godzilla, the Planet X Monster, etc.). This game combines some strategy, moving your monster-heroes on a hex map, as well as action encounters with opponents and Bosses on different planets.
Godzilla is an interesting game that throws in some strategy between the action sequences. It is the action scenes, however, that need improvement. Godzilla and Mothra move too slowly for any real exciting interaction and even though the large characters look good, the game is average.
Another action game. Godzilla tries to be interesting by including playboard screen. Being able to select the monster you want to fight with is O.K., but old Godzilla just can't fight like he did in movies. Sideview fight scenes are too predictable with not enough surprise.
The graphics in Godzilla are detailed, but the animation of the main characters could have been more defined. The game play is similar to chess, with side action scenes in between the strategy moves. More could have been done with the theme, but monster fans should enjoy the all-star cast.
Godzilla started with a very unique idea but didn't fully realize its potential. The side-scrolling action scenes get repetitive, with a limited number of enemies attacking. The inability of Godzilla and Mothra's to turn around is also annoying. Some of the graphics are cool, but not much else.
Since he first stormed onto movie screens in 1954, Godzilla has cut an impressive figure. Whatever else may be said about the Big Lizard, he's certainly hard to ignore. If you've felt that a star of his, um, proportions deserves his own Nintendo game, your wish has been granted. Make way for Godzilla, Monster of Monsters. The title requires a bit of explanation. True, he's definitely a monster (could you mistake him for anything else?), but in this game he's the hero - along with his gigantic moth-like colleague, Mothra. Together they've been enlisted by Earth's leaders to rid the universe of a variety pack of invading space monsters. The ensuing battles are fought on eight different planets.
The game begins by displaying a map of connected hexagons, each representing a battle zone. Here's where you determine your plan of attack against the enemy base. After you've advanced Godzilla or Mothra (you can use either) to a new hexagon, the screen changes to show the zone you've picked.
Now it's time for Godzilla to fight for the right to call himself the King of the Monsters. Rest assured that his opponents are no bunch of wimps, either. Names like Gigan, Baragon, and Hedorah aren't just handed out to common city-stompers. Such names must be earned. The action takes place in eight assorted locales, including jungles, cities, and volcanoes. Godzilla's campaign eventually leads him to a final battle with the mighty Ghidora on Planet X. Can our firebreathing friend muster the strength to defeat the three-headed Ghidora? Only you and Godzilla know for sure.
Effort has been made to give Godzilla, Monster of Monsters a level of complexity beyond its simple premise. The hexagonal map is an interesting idea that works. The bold and colorful graphics help dress up a game that could have been dark and drab. The action sometimes drags a little, but Godzilla fans probably won't mind too much. Let's face it - the guy's got a loyal following. Now if he could just win that Oscar....