by wagesofsyn


US Title: Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer
Japanese Title: Choujin Gakuen Gowcaizer
By: Urban Planet
Year: 1997
System: Playstation
Other Versions? Neo Geo MVS, AES, CD


My friend handed me the movie and said, "Here, you'll like this." "Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer?" I said. "I don't know..." I got home and popped it into my VCR. I liked it, just as my friend had suggested I would. When I found that there was a fighting game based on it, I was thrilled. It would be cool to play a game based on an entertaining movie... right? 



How bad can a game look on the PSX? If you want an honest answer to that question, play Gowcaizer. UNBELIEVABLY choppy animation, sad looking backgrounds, and not much else "grace" this game. Some of the character designs are COMPLETELY uninspired (i.e. Shen Long), whereas others are downright stupid (i.e. Captain Atlantis). Weak looking special attacks certainly don't help this game's already faltering case. 



I'm fairly convinced they made this game in a day or so. Sluggish controls and odd button combinations for special moves make any kind of real offense initiative in this game effectively dead. Combine this with the horrible character animation, and you've got the worst case of timing in a fighting game anywhere. And then there's "3D mode"... ugh. 



Washed out, bland tracks accompany the already pathetic characters and their respective stages. Sound effects are very lackluster and... aw, forget it. It just sucks. 


Final Thoughts 

Final thoughts? This game doesn't even deserve the time I've already wasted playing it and reviewing it. Let alone a Final Thoughts section. Just don't buy it. It's a complete waste of space. 


- John Gillerlain 

Overall: 0.9 / 10


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