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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Return Of The Darkhul King

Fancy! A whole Hellmouth in your pocket

She may have been shrunken down to pocket size but Sunnydale's favourite demon-slaying chiquita still manages
to kick ass with the best of them in this side-scrolling smack 'em up. Bless 'er.

Clean the streets of vampires and worse using your fists, trusty stake and much more besides.

Give Yourself A Happy
The combat is what helps make the show so cool and thankfully it's the fighting that's the best bit of the game. Knock a demon over and you can stake him when he's down, or use ranged weapons like the crossbow or laser rifle to stun your foe before delivering the fatal blow.

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Weapons have limited uses, however, and there's even a teeny bit of GBA-sized strategy to using different weapons at different times.

With such cool scrapping, then, it's a shame the game is let down by the side-scrolling action levels and the sort of puzzles you've been solving all your games-playing life. "Oh look, there's a locked door, and a sequence of numbered switches to activate before it will open." Bored now!

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Verdict
It's better than the legendarily awful Game Boy Color version, and the fighting is pretty good fun, but it's still fairly bog-standard stuff - Buffy licence or no Buffy licence.

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