Self-aware, crossdressing marionettes are usually the stuff of taco-fueled nightmares, but they're all too real in the crazy, bizarre world of Zatch Bell! (exclamation theirs). The popular anime series pairs up these pseudo-demonic dummies, known as Mamodo, with like-minded humans, forming symbiotic partnerships that then struggle for control of the Mamodo World. Heady stuff, and this madness is coming to the PS2 and GameCube once more thanks to Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Fury.
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When it comes to anime video games, you've really got to suspend your disbelief. It's common to see giant robots, overgrown lizards or talking suits of armor, but Zatch Bell: Mamodo Fury may have the weirdest excuse to pit four players against each other: wee-sized demon kids that need you to boss them around.
Every 100 years, these mamodo come to Earth to duke it out by slinging elaborate, destructive spells across the quiet countryside. Thing is, they require a human to handle their spell