NTSC - Japan
WHAT¹S IT ALL ABOUT ?
Doraemon, an atomic powered blue cat from the 21st century is probably
one of the most recognised Japanese anime character of all time. This is
Doraemon's 2nd game with the PlayStation. The story is quite simple:
Doraemon and his five friends travel to a different alternate world
using "The Everywhere Door" where they have to rescue a friend.
AT A GLANCE:
This is a simplistic platform game designed for kids and fans of
Doraemon. Gameplay is pretty much standard fare for platformers which
reminds one of Donkey Kong or Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo.
You have to clear each stage using Doraemon and his friends. The enemies
are easy to destroy either with mini bombs or by jumping and landing on
their heads. The puzzle elements of this game is fairly simple as well
usually getting the player to figure which block to destroy in order to
get to the unreachable parts of the game.
Nothing too complicated here. Just the common stuff which needs no
GAME PLAY & COMMENTS:
Controls are pretty straight forward and responsive which is really
important for a platformer. You can jump, throw bombs and perform a dash
move with your game character. Unfortunately, I'm no fan of Doraemon
and even if I am, this game does not quite appeal to the older gamer.
However, on the upside, there are some challenging parts in the game
like when you meet some of the bosses. Seasoned game players will be
able to quickly figure out movement and attack patterns as such that
once you get the momentum going, beating the level bosses is a cinch.
The bad part about this game is that once you get hit, it's a quick
death and you'll have to start from the beginning of the level again.
Like I mentioned before, great game for kids or fans of Doraemon. Other
than that, it's your standard platform fare. Love it or hate it, it's
still a fairly well "put-together" game. Believe me, I've seen and
Although the programmers are trying to give the game a "cartoonish" feel
to it (as close to the anime series as possible), I felt that it borders
too close to what the Super Nintendo is capable of doing. It's a pity
that the game developers did not take full advantage of the PlayStation
hardware to add a more polished look to the game...even if it's just eye
candy, it would have added that little bit more to the quality of the
game. Buy this only if you're into cute game characters or if you're
like totally zonked with fingers twitching and desperate for a platform
GRAPHICS 5 PLAYABILITY 8 REPLAY VALUE 7
SOUNDS 6 PRESENTATION 6
OVERALL SCORE 6.4
Reviewed by Marc Pee, email@example.com
Screen captures by Leonard Gan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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