BAKUGAN: DEFENDERS OF THE CORE
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP)
Yeah, like we know anything much about Bakugan. So, we got
responsible (for once) and dragged in a 10-year-old boy to help us
out with this review. Over to you, Aidan C!
“Cool graphics, awesome customisation, beat ’em up not card game,
awesome special moves, good selection of Bakugan, free roam, sucks
that you can’t $buy$ Bakugan in the game, much better than the first
There you have it – and we thought we had brevity of reviewing down!
Damn, we actually have to pad for a change. Umm...
If you’re into this Bakugan thing, which appears to involve throwing
transforming balls around – as distinct from Transformer balls, for
if we went the testicular grab on Optimus Prime we reckon we’d be
seriously fuc… erm, in bother - in a scale-skewing cross between
those aforementioned Transformers, any brawler ever, marbles and
Pokémon, then Aidan’s summation should suffice.
You can play story mode, which looks just like the Saturday morning
cartoon series this puppy’s based on, although that in turn is based
on the toys. Erm, we think. Toys and cartoons are kind of symbiotic
nowadays aren’t they? (Because we never had toys based on cartoons
when we were kids, oh no...) This involves battling bullies called
Vexos who want all the balls for themselves. Alternatively, if you
just want to brawl then pick a fighter – including a peculiar one
that’s got a frog on its head (the one Goodies fan reading got that)
- and get your fight on story-free, calling in collected cards for
Who are we kidding? We clocked up hours on this thing and in our
befuddled state of sensory overload certainly can’t do better than
our expert special commentator. Aidan gives it an...