- JP release: 24th July 1998
- PAL release: N/A
- NA release: N/A
- Developer: Hudson
- Publisher: Hudson
- N64 Magazine Score: 23%
B-Daman is a series of toys that are little figures that shoot marbles, with the original ones being based on Bomberman before expanding a lot, eventually spawning its own manga series, Super B-Daman. The video game, Battle Phoenix 64 is a minigame collection with 10 minigames.
You control your selected B-Daman and most games involve shooting, with a few basic shooting galleries. One fun one involves a bursting a balloon on spikes, but you need to reveal the panels underneath first. Unfortunately, the aiming on all of them are fairly poor. Some have you moving a target on screen and is very slow, and others have you aiming a row of dots and is not precise.
With only 10 minigames (some you need to unlock in singleplayer before you can play in multiplayer), they all get tiresome very quickly, especially as a few of them last too long for how simple they are.
It’s not an atrocious game, there just isn’t much to it.
Having played Battle Phoenix for far far too long (and for much longer than it deserved), I popped outside, and shook my fist at the sky. I then returned to my room, moved my N64 and TV into the wardrobe, climbed inside, and closed the door firmly behind me. When someone comes to remove the Battle Phoenix cart with sterilised tongs, I’ll consider coming back out again…James Price, N64 Magazine #20
Remake or remaster?
This doesn’t deserve any special treatment.
Official ways to get the game.
There is no official way to get Super B-Daman: Battle Phoenix 64
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