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Bandai - Catcha Beast - Red

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  • Electronic boys action game craze from Japan
  • Incorporates display screen and a special digital compass for tracking invisible beasts
  • Rotate your body until you hook a beast, then reel it in by winding the handle, and let the battle commence
  • Device can connect to others simply by pressing tops together for interactive battles
  • More than 100 beasts to find, catch, train, battle and exchange

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Technical Details
Item Weight299 g
Product Dimensions12 x 19.1 x 3.9 cm
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:6 years and up
Item model numberB001DV3G60
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
  
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ASINB001DV3G60
Best Sellers Rank 167,693 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight299 g
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Date First Available1 Aug. 2008
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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Catcha, beast, red, game

Manufacturer's Description

Catcha Beast is a new electronic boys action game from Japan. It utilises advanced spacial technology to detect invisible beasts, enabling you to connect and battle against a mysterious world of creatures while getting some exercise. The device incorporates a special digital compass that tracks beasts as you hold the handset and move it around in the air. Spin your body until you locate one, hook it, reel it in until it appears on the black and white screen, then let the battle commence! Once you've caught a creature you can train it, connect with friends and play interactive battles. There are more than 100 beasts to find, catch, train, battle and exchange, so Catcha Beast is enough of a challenge for any budding beast tamer!


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We got this for our son a couple of weeks ago for his 7th birthday.

The console bleeps at you when a beast is near then you have to swing the console around to find the beast and then reel it in with the little fishing reel on the side.

There are apparently 105 different beasts. They are divided into different levels of difficulty to catch, so you start with the easy ones. Once you have caught something you can either keep it (up to 3 at a time) and train it, or exchange it for a lure or sell it for gold. Some beasts only come out at certain times of day. Other beasts require you to have a certain lure in your arsenal from previous catches or you need a trained beast to help you to fight the beast and tire it out so you can catch it.

To find out more about it I recommend you visit the website (google it, it's a .eu address) where you can see more about how you catch things and what sort of beasts there are. Having said which it sounds terribly complicated when you find out all the different layers of things you can do with it, but you can still get started without loads of that knowledge. My son got going with about 5 minutes of us reading the instructions with him and in the way of kids, then went on to work out loads of the other things as he went along.

What I do like about it is that it requires some perseverance to collect different lures and enough gold to get a better beast radar, and that it can require quite a lot of strategic thinking to plan how to get the more difficult beasts. There is a lot of remembering of statistics and abilities like in something like Pokemon or Top Trumps,my son has started writing down all the stats for the beasts he has caught.
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well im not an expert on this you sorta reel in beasts and train them and battle them.Which confuses me however my 9 year old loves this product and it was all he played with for days upon end. It does make a bit of noise all bleeps and jingles but not too bad. The delight on his face every time he caught something and the discussions we had about it were great you can connect the 2 sorts (red and blue) and play together which is fun .Def a worthwile toy.
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A Kid's Review on 30 Jan. 2009
There was no instructions on package, so Son had to work out how to play himself.
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I purchased this a couple of years ago when it came out i absolutely loved it then i dont know what happened to. Two days ago i remembered about it and how fun it was so i wanted to get one but i couldnt remember the name of it. After hour of looking i finally found it i definetely recommend this.
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This is a great toy for such a low price. Best to have the blue one too, or another red, but fun nonetheless. Like a GPS for imaginary monsters. Because of the nature of the display and the menu system when in "mobile phone mode" it'll be better for the summer out in the park. I'll have collected lots of good monsters by then I expect and me and my son can battle and swap them.

Notes on the display, it's a see through LCD panel, low resolution with some menu options on the bottom. In mobile phone mode there's a background to it, when you are catching a beast you look through the see through panel on the real world - so that the monsters are superimposed on to the real world. This effect is not really meant to be convincing, but is enough to feel that there's something really there you are trying to catch (given an active enough imagination).
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Expected better , not too exciting . I bought it to give away as present . It looked as most ' made in china ' , do .
Packing and postage pretty impressive .
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