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Was Tales of the Tohunga a good game?

Was Tales of the Tohunga a good game?  

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Tales of the Tohunga was actually the first Gameboy Advance Game I ever owned.  When I was younger, it was a fairly challenging game and I liked it for that.  I still remember messing around with the customization features and playing all the fun mini games. 

Good times...good times...


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I was just playing that a few hours ago, how funny. 

 

Well it was pretty good to be honest, but I do have my problems with it.

 

For one, it is glitchy like... erm.. I don't have a good comparison, but it was glitchy.. I had to restart my file today because I got stuck inside of a Matoran in Ga-Koro. When I restarted the file, it took a long while before I could get back to the area. I thought there were invisible steps in the water to get behind that Matoran, but turns out I just glitched my way into the Toa Stone area. I got the Toa Stone before Nokama... I get stuck in stuff A LOT.

 

Though it is a good game because... FIKOU! I mean check out my avatar. BLUE FIKOU!

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It's a pretty cool game for its time, though there were definitely a few problems with collision, and the game isn't too terribly clear at times on what to do; That being said it was still fun. Most of the game itself also lends itself to varying canonicity iirc, the overall story is canon and it fits in very well with the PC game, but the PC game was never released and the other canon sources disagree with it here and there.

 

But overall? I had fun playing it. :P

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It's quite buggy and frustrating, and the worldbuilding was sub-par. But I enjoyed it for what it was, back in the day.


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It was the first Bionicle video game I played (not including the online games) and I enjoyed well enough. I really liked that you could customize the colors your Mator-er-Tohunga. 


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It was the most amazing game ever played on the Game Boy Advance. Nobody can argue. I mean there's Pokemon, but guys. BIONICLE TOHUNGA. This was the adventure! Amazing graphics of the time and gameplay that was fun and had replay value-- overall amazing Bionicle experience! Who doesn't love going on matoran adventures as a custom matoran?

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I like it very much and the mini games were fun. I liked snowball fight the best.

 

It was rather....

 

Cute?

 

Cute's the word I'm looking for.

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It wasn't without its faults, and was a little glitchy at times, but I definitely enjoyed playing it. Especially given how early BIONICLE was, the fact that we got a game at all was a pretty significant step.

 

The minigames were the best part, though.

 

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I unfortunately never played it. But I might buy it and play it on my Gameboy micro.


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I look back on it with fond memories, but I lost it in 2007 or 2008 so I can't go back and replay it.

I also lost the second GBA game with it. Matoran Adventures or something. The Bohrok one.


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It's a cute game with a quirky soundtrack and eccentric characters, plus the sprites are really nice. Also, this is the only source of media where you can see Takua summon the Toa Mata to the island for the first time which is really cool.

 

But it has not aged well. The gameplay is finnicky and the controls aren't tight enough for the platforming. Plus, it's really repetitive. The mini-games are really fun though!

 

This was the only piece of canon I did not go through all the way for my recent redigesting of G1 canon because I got frustrated with it (relegated to a Youtube playthrough instead).
 

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I will be looking for this game at a store nearby that has a lot of used GBA games. Wish me luck!


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I will be looking for this game at a store nearby that has a lot of used GBA games. Wish me luck!

Yeah you'll need it... This game is supremely rare! Post a pic if you find it (especially if its in the packaging!)

 

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I will be looking for this game at a store nearby that has a lot of used GBA games. Wish me luck!

Yeah you'll need it... This game is supremely rare! Post a pic if you find it (especially if its in the packaging!)

 

-NotS

 

I got it sealed a month ago for 10 dollars. It's not at all rare.

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I will be looking for this game at a store nearby that has a lot of used GBA games. Wish me luck!

Yeah you'll need it... This game is supremely rare! Post a pic if you find it (especially if its in the packaging!)

 

-NotS

 

I got it sealed a month ago for 10 dollars. It's not at all rare.

 

Yay! I am far more hopeful now.


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It's a cute game with a quirky soundtrack and eccentric characters, plus the sprites are really nice. Also, this is the only source of media where you can see Takua summon the Toa Mata to the island for the first time which is really cool.

 

But it has not aged well. The gameplay is finnicky and the controls aren't tight enough for the platforming. Plus, it's really repetitive. The mini-games are really fun though!

The controls were pretty bad at release too. I think part of it is that isometric platforming never works well, since it's difficult to judge distance with the 3D-looking platforms. Then you add the horrible Volo Lutu Launcher and the platforming becomes even worse because you're judging varying distances instead of just the distance of your jump.

 

Still, it's a pretty fun game. 

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Really fun, pretty hard at times. I hated any level with water because gauging depth while jumping was terrible. But awesome game with lots of mini games



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I got it sealed a month ago for 10 dollars. It's not at all rare.

Well darn. I, for one, can't find it anywhere.

 

The controls were pretty bad at release too. I think part of it is that isometric platforming never works well, since it's difficult to judge distance with the 3D-looking platforms. Then you add the horrible Volo Lutu Launcher and the platforming becomes even worse because you're judging varying distances instead of just the distance of your jump.

 

Still, it's a pretty fun game. 

Eh, it was more tolerable if you are kid and know nothing about bad game design. Frustrating sure, but you can't really go blaming the controls. 

 

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It's interesting. I haven't gotten very far in it, the controls are awkward but at least better than the crime against humanity that was Bionicle: The Game. I've been thinking about doing a review for that and just tearing it apart.


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It's interesting. I haven't gotten very far in it, the controls are awkward but at least better than the crime against humanity that was Bionicle: The Game. I've been thinking about doing a review for that and just tearing it apart.

Pohatu is my favorite of the original Toa. You should have seen my reaction when I first played his level and realized what the developers had done with it. 

 

The only good part of the game is the music.

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It's interesting. I haven't gotten very far in it, the controls are awkward but at least better than the crime against humanity that was Bionicle: The Game. I've been thinking about doing a review for that and just tearing it apart.

Pohatu is my favorite of the original Toa. You should have seen my reaction when I first played his level and realized what the developers had done with it. 

 

The only good part of the game is the music.

 

The console/PC version is a masterpiece compared to the GBA version.

Speaking of the music, does anyone know where I can find that one song that played for the Bionicle: The Game teaser trailer that came with those promotional CDs that came with the Bohrak Kal and Rahkshi?

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