Bakugan: Battle Brawlers review

  • Copies from the best
  • Story holds some appeal
  • Probably will satisfy fans
  • Genero-anime opponents
  • Repetitive scraps
  • Things seem to happen around you

We’ll have to be honest and admit that Bakugan has passed us by. Not because we’re old farts (which we’re not); more likely because Pokemon gives us an adequate fix of otherworldly-creatures-in-a-ball action. Okay, that’s probably drastically oversimplifying the whole Bakugan concept, but certainly for newcomers that’s what it feels like.

Building a team of creatures and ability cards, you take on genero-anime opponents in battles that are a mix of touchscreen minigames, stylus-swiping ball-steering and tiresome animations. The story behind all this may hold some appeal for Bakugan fans but the repetitive scraps will bore most gamers, not least because you don’t do much – aside from a few screen taps, things seem to happen around you, making the whole thing incredibly boring. For non-Bakugan followers this is, quite literally, balls.

Jan 25, 2010

More Info

Release date: Oct 20 2009 - Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PS3, PS2 (US)
Oct 23 2009 - Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PS3, PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PS3, PS2
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Activision
Developed by: NOW Production
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:


  • joeis17 - February 5, 2010 8:32 a.m.

    the game to me is acctually ohk for like it is different to pokemon and it is a fun game to play agaisnt friends but there could be some differences made to this game like getting a different bakugan each time u start like different oone for different types all and all fun game but to easy and needs updatting
  • CreeplyTuna - January 28, 2010 2:51 a.m.

    "this game is balls"...hilarious =D

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