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Thread Author: Murikov
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Biomotor Unitron. What do you think about it?
A Pokemon-like game on the NGPC - was that a thing? A Pokemon-like game on the NGPC - was that a thing? 0%[0 Votes]
Never played it, sorry... Never played it, sorry... 100%[2 Votes]
This game causes acute cancer. Away with it. This game causes acute cancer. Away with it. 0%[0 Votes]
It's okay, but no killer. I've seen better. It's okay, but no killer. I've seen better. 0%[0 Votes]
An impressively good RPG for the NGPC - I recommend it! An impressively good RPG for the NGPC - I recommend it! 0%[0 Votes]
Screw the competition, Biomotor Unitron owns it all. Screw the competition, Biomotor Unitron owns it all. 0%[0 Votes]
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Biomotor Unitron - Game of the Month
Murikov
Welcome to the Game of the Month!

You're looking for a mish-mash of Pokemon, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and even with a grain of Evangelion / mechas? And all of that on a handheld console? Then look no further.

Biomotor Unitron by SNK's former best buddy Yumekobo is just that. In fact it is the first proper RPG game released on the NGPC and was supposed to jump the bandwagon during the Pokemon hype that raged on Nintendo's GameBoy back then.

One year later a sequel called Kikou Seiki Unitron (English: Armor Chronicles Unitron) was released in Japan, but due to SNK's bankruptcy it never arrived in North American or European shelves.

Biomotor Unitron

www.neogeoforlife.com/images/photoalbum/album_196/unitron_cover.jpg

Genre: RPG
Players: 1
Size: 8 MEGS
Released on: NGPC

Brief Description:

Biomotor Unitron is an adventure role-playing game that was produced for the Neo Geo Pocket Color and released in 1999. The game is a "dungeon crawler" RPG with pseudorandom dungeons. It is considered as the first RPG for the SNK handheld console and combines aspects of Dragon Warrior, Final Fantasy and Pokemon. The player controls a robot called a Unitron, and walks through the dungeons fighting battles to earn money and experience. The experience boosts stats for the player character, and their "control" of the Unitron, but not the Unitron itself. There is rather a system of parts upgrades. The game has two main goals. The first goal is to build your Unitron up as much as possible. The second, is to clear the first four elemental affinity dungeons, and then clear the final dungeon, finishing the game.

Screenshots:

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Reviews:

Biomotor Unitron review by Greg Nye
Biomotor Unitron review by Chronocrono

Videos:

YouTube Video


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