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Box scan: front cover artwork

Blue bird vs Red Dragon

Select your team of toys

The big painful one

"I see you are 2 players"

Blaaaast !! Blaaaast everywhere !!

Gotcha !

Stop staring at the GameCube and dodge the missile

The Finland knight

The 4 players mode looks very promising

A good old explosion to solve it all

Gotcha Force
- ガチャフォース (Japan)

Developed by Capcom
Published by Capcom

Genre: Action (robot battles)
Players: 1 to 4
Memory Card: 10 blocks

Connection: none

Release Dates:

November 27, 2003
December 02, 2003
February 20, 2004

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Review / Test:

Not available, sorry.

R Samurai Nintendo thinks this game is suitable for everyone (kids over 7, teens and adults)

Official story and features:

"Gotcha Force, a completely new 3D action shooter designed for the Nintendo GameCube. Offering multiple game modes for up to four players, Gotcha Force players battle a unique collection of units which at first sight resemble kids’ toys, but pack a mean punch. Gotcha Force features over 100 different units including humanoids, monsters, robots and mechanoids. Each is highly original and has its own strengths and weaknesses which players must discover and use to their advantage as they assemble their troops for battle.

In Gotcha Force, gamers can unleash attacks with projectile weapons or martial arts moves and use jump and sidestep actions to avoid enemy assaults while engaging in two-on-two combat with a team partner. If a character is destroyed, the player’s war power (as shown as a health bar on-screen) is decreased and the next fight immediately commences with a new unit. The battle continues until one side has lost all its war power. The key to success is to select the appropriate squad member as they directly affect the overall damage inflicted upon the player. For instance, losing a weaker character will minimally decrease a player’s war power, while losing a powerful partner will greatly affect the overall damage inflicted on the line-up.

Victory not only brings glory but the reward of new units. Players must decide whether to keep or trade these units depending on how they compliment their existing force. Trading plays a crucial part in Gotcha Force. Clever trading not only allows players to improve the combined strength of their army and gain the advantage in battle, but by carefully selecting parts from different units players can actually create brand new troops with virtually endless combinations. Trades can take place within the game or swapped via memory card.

Gotcha Force’s multiple game modes include story mode, a four-player battle mode, or a two-on-two team battle. Story mode not only offers a single player experience, but unlike most other games it can also be played by two players simultaneously. In addition, story mode introduces a cast of human characters that will either assist in the quest or play the role of the enemy. Four-player, battle mode lets players fight it out head-to-head with the game’s default units or use their own creations from memory card, gaining and losing characters dependent on the outcome. Two on two team battle allows friends to join forces and contest for each others units."
Story from Capcom site

"- Mix of genres: Gotcha Force combines all the excitement and tension of a 3D action shooter with the skill and judgement of a collecting game
- Create your own fighting troops: With over 100 unique characters the possibilities are virtually infinite
- Multiple game play modes: Four player versus battle, two player team matches and a story mode with single and two player options guarantee longevity
- Strategic element: Determine what units are best suited to tackle your opponents force
- Simple control method: Gotcha Force is instantly playable for gamers of all ages and skill levels"
Features from Capcom site

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This is the greatest game EVER! It's my personal favorite, and I think that this game should be made better known. Commercials, baby! This game has excellent graphics, and the controls are fairly easy to use. You can't get mad at the game (alot) for not letting you do what you want to do. It's definitely worth playing the game through the 9 continues (and then some, since it's so much fun). Once you beat the game, there's still much more to do! You can collect all of the borgs you didn't get yet. You did that, you say? Well, you can level up all of your borgs to the max. This is definitely a game I'd recommend for any person.
-- From Bob Greenlandman