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Power Stone

video game review video game review video game review Video Game Review: Power Stone Publisher: Capcom
Category: Action, Fighting
Platform: Dreamcast
ESRB Rating: Teen    Release Date: September 1999

Overall Rating: 3 Stars out of 4

Review by Tom Allen
3 Stars out of 4

The biggest flaw in Capcom's Power Stone is that, once you pick up an object, you have to press a DIFFERENT button to throw that very same object. Hello! Who missed the boat on that one?

Furthermore, even when you're standing right on top of the item, sometimes you can't pick it up. You have to press the button a few times to get it to work. How annoying… especially when the opponent is fast and furious, always breathing down your neck trying to go after the same items and power stones.

In Power Stone you can battle like never before. Hang from the ceiling. Climb on the roof. Use benches, chairs, barrels, light poles, and other items as weapons. Speaking of weapons, you'll find bazookas, flame-throwers, swords, irritating time bombs, and even molotov cocktails.

The object of the game is, of course, to pound your enemy, but if you get all three power stones in a level, you gain the upper hand as a raging, supernatural beast. Extra options are available after beating the game, which should take about 30 minutes on an easy setting. Still, the game is really hard, and luck is a big factor.

Other things of note are the L and R buttons. L combines a punch and jump, while R combines a kick and jump. Hmm. Interesting.

Lastly, the health bar is separated into a series of short, vertical bars rather than the traditional one long horizontal bar. Hey, Capcom, whatever floats your boat…

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