Bandai - Catcha Beast - Red
- 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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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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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.Read more ›
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).
Packing and postage pretty impressive .
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Difficult toy to play in my opinion so it has sat in a drawer from Christmas.Published on 1 Aug. 2010 by kindleite