Sailor Moon had a pair of Game Boy games based on it, both having to do with the early days of the series. The first set the template and the second advanced the idea. This first game loosely follows the events of the original story arc of Sailor Moon. It plays in two distinct modes that make up each stage. At first Usagi will need to walk around and talk to friends and familiar faces to advance each stage's plot. Usually this has to do with getting specific characters to give specific responses to unlock occurrences within the stage, ultimately finding where the enemy is hiding. Once this is taken care of, Usagi will transform into Sailor Moon and the game will transition to a simple side scrolling beat 'em up. These areas play similar to games like Kung Fu Master or the early Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outings on the Game Boy. However Sailor Moon is limited to a single kick attack that can sometimes be hard to make connect correctly. After defeating the enemy boss the next stage begins as Usagi and repeats much in the same. There are some nice details however, as the character portraits are nicely done and you can find mini games to play in addition to the main objective. You can even duck inside the Crown Game Center for a quick game of Sailor V! Included is the original Japanese version as well as an incomplete English translation. It's fairly lacking but at the very least should help one to understand what is required to advance the game. I actually came across this game on a bootleg Game Boy multicart years ago and found it to be a nice time killer.
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|The majority of the game comprises walking around, talking to people, and figuring out where the trouble is.||Once the threat has been uncovered, Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon and the second part of the game begins.|
|Battle areas play a lot like an early Game Boy action game. Think Ninja Turtles or Castlevania Adventure.||There is some surprising detail packed into the game though. You can even play Sailor V!|
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