Star Wars: Bounty Hunter - GameCube
- Platform: GameCube
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Through Jango Fett--father of Boba Fett--players will plunge into the dark, deadly world of a bounty hunter. Inspired by events between Episode I and Episode II, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter presents an original, compelling, third-person action experience that establishes Jango Fett's place in the Star Wars galaxy and his connection to the notorious Clone Army. The game draws players into Jango Fett's sinister and seedy world, where thieves and assassins thrive. Using his cunning and a host of deadly skills, Jango Fett ventures into the rarely explored dark side of the Star Wars universe to track down the elusive leader of a mysterious and deadly cult. All the while, he'll compete against a brutal rival from his past in a quest to capture the ultimate bounty, dead or alive.
Gameplay emphasizes intense combat and physical action in the relentless pursuit of prey across six fantastic worlds and 18 levels. Jango Fett faces off against an onslaught of the worst scum in the universe, including crime lords, corrupt politicians, and enemies of various species. He is equipped with an arsenal of powerful weapons such as dual blaster pistols, a flamethrower, missiles, and a distinctive jet pack.
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First off, I have to say that the in-game movies are simply, unarguably the best in any game ever released. Both the voice acting and on-screen graphics are unmatched by anything. The in-game graphics are not on the level of some game like Star Fox Adventures or Metroid Prime but I have to say that they are definitely above average, and do a good job of capturing the Star Wars universe. Each level has its own special feel. The best one is Coruscant, which you must see to believe. If you look up, you see towering skyscrapers lit up with holographic signs, with multiple levels of sky traffic.
The sound is certainly the best I have heard yet in a GCN title. Skywalker Sound did a great job with this title. All of the classic Star Wars sound effects, from lightsabers to blasters to hyperdrives, are perfectly done. The voice acting is even better, which you have to see for yourself.
The gameplay is what a lot of people have complained about. I can't understand why. It is FUN. It gets repetitive occasionally, but let me tell you, toasting 50 guys with a flamethrower, shooting a bunch of toxic darts, leaping through the air with your jetpack while shooting twin blasters and then finally launching a guided missile does NOT get boring very quickly. The levels are long and between the length of the 18 levels and the many bonuses (including some very funny outtakes) this game should last you quite a while.
Replay Value: 8.5/10
Overall, this game is certainly a title any Star Wars fan or anybody seeking excellent action/adventure games should get. If the other reviews have discouraged you, then rent it first. But certainly don't let Bounty Hunter, one of the best GCN titles to date, pass you by.
The 18 stages (six chapters of three stages) thrust you through a variety of planets and environments within the Star Wars universe, each with its own unique quality. Coruscant and Tatooine look as if they have been fused directly from the films, and the moon of Bogden has a deliciously dark atmosphere.Read more ›
The game also neglects to take full advantage of the GC's analog controller stick, there are only two speeds: walk or run depending how far the joystick is pushed and the speed of rotate left or right is fixed and way too fast. For me, on the levels which require execution of a series of jumps across chasms while avoiding blaster-fire and so on, the greater challenge is to overcome the poor control rather than any challenge of solving the levels themselves.
However, poor joystick movement is all-too typical of Playstation games ported to GC and N64, so if you are used to it this may not be an issue for you at all. I feel it is a downright shame the programmers didn't design the joystick responsiveness and sensitivity more like "Perfect Dark" or "GoldenEye" (both are N64 games which do take full advantage of Nintendo's analog joysticks)--if they had I would have rated this game 5/5. Otherwise I agree with the reviews posted by "Marc H. from Napa, CA" and "Bryce Mohan".
Most recent customer reviews
Thought it was gunna come with cover art and manual but did not! Wasn't happy about that!Published 19 months ago by Eddie Scott
This game embarks on a variety of different missions an objectives.Stunning graphios,great creatures and surroundings deliver a unique gaming experience. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2006 by John West
This game is great, i don't care what anyone else says. The only thing that a parent would want to consider before buying this for their kid is the violence factor. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003
Really, be honest. This has got to be the WORST LucasArts game out there, besides the fact that they all are really horrible. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003
I don't think the people who developed this game actually played it before putting it on the market. To start, for a "lucasarts" game, it has very poor game-play graphics. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by Brian Kovach
Bounty Hunter is a mediocre, glitchy shoot-em-up with one of the worst set of controls I've ever encountered on the GCN. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by Alison Hudson
Looking at the promotions and reviews of the game, I decided to purchase it and unfortunately it was a huge dissapointment. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2003