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Encyclopedia > Transformers (2003 video game)
Transformers
Developer(s) WinkySoft
Publisher(s) Takara
Release date(s) (PS2)
October 30, 2003
Genre(s) Action role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player
Platform(s) Sony PlayStation 2
Media CD-ROM
Input Gamepad

Transformers (トランスフォーマー Toransufōmā?) is an action role-playing game released by Takara on October 30, 2003 for PlayStation 2 exclusively in Japan. It is based on the popular Transformers animated series. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Takara Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2003 2003 in games 2002 in video gaming 2004 in video gaming Notable events of 2003 in computer and video games. ... Video games are categorized into genres based on thier gameplay. ... An Action-RPG, or action role-playing game is a type of computer and console role-playing game which requires quick action or reflexes from the player. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An Action-RPG, or action role-playing game is a type of computer and console role-playing game which requires quick action or reflexes from the player. ... Takara Co. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... This is a partner page to Transformers Universes, listing the various comic and television series and specials that the Transformer toyline has spawned since its creation in 1984. ...


The game allows players to select a side (either Autobot or Decepticon). The Autobot side stars Optimus Prime, Jazz and Wheeljack, who are later joined by Rodimus Prime, Arcee and Kup. The Decepticon faction begins with Megatron (referred to here by his Japanese title Emperor of Destruction), Starscream and Soundwave with Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge joining them later on. Other Transformers are unlocked as the game progresses and join their respective factions. These Transformers include such Generation 1 stalwarts as Ratchet, Bumblebee, Hound, Astrotrain, Blitzwing and Shockwave. Later additions from the Transformers movie, such as Springer and Ultra Magnus, also appear. A number of characters from the Japanese exclusive series The Headmasters make appearances as well, notably the Trainbots and Sixshot (who is portrayed as a powerful ninja warrior as he was in the Headmasters anime). The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... Decepticon insignia from the 2007 Transformers movie The Decepticons (known as Destrons or on occasion Deathtrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the fictional universe of the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Emperor of Destruction is a fictional rank exclusive to the Japanese Transformers series. ...


Story

Optimus Prime, Wheeljack, and Jazz arive on the planet Zel, looking for a missing Autobot search team that dissapeared on the planet while looking for a mysterious UFO. After being lured out of their ship by Soundwave, Megatron steals their ship's supply of Energon. The Autobots procede to defend the planet from the Decepticons, who are raiding all of the planet's energy resources. Soon, the Autobots are joined by Rodimus Prime, Kup, and Arcee. Rodimus explains that they came from the future, where Shockwave found a crystal, called Zel Quartz, that gives a Transformer god-like power. Shockwave went insane with this power, and went on a killing rampage in the future. Rodimus and a team of elite Autobots went back to the past to prevent the Zel Quartz from ever being discovered. Unfortunatly, Galvatron and the future Decepticons followed Rodimus and the Autobots back through time. Eventually, the Transformers find the Zel Quartz, but Galvatron and Megatron get to it first. The removal of the Quartz causes the Enormous Laser Transmission Array, or E.L.T.A to destabalize. Rodimus and Optimus stop E.L.T.A from exploding using the power of the Matrix that each has inside of himself. Megatron and Galvatron escape and swear revenge. Meanwhile, Starscream steals the Zel Quartz, flying into space to install the Quartz. Prime and Wheeljack reveal, however, that the Quartz is useless when installed outside of the planet's atmosphere. Starscream is stuck floating in space forever, due to a forcefield that drains Transformers of all power.



The game is noted for difficult controls, poor AI, and overly strong opponents, all of which make for a very difficult, frustrating gaming experience.


Of special note is the fact that the game's dialougue is entirely in English, even though menus and subtitles can be switched to Japanese. However the voice acting is criticized for being just as bad as the gameplay. This would seem to indicate that Takara planned either for an official state-side release, or expected a large amount of importing.


The first printing came with a special "Matrix Disc," which featured vintage commercials, game trailers, and various episode clips.


Characters

Playable Autobots: Optimus Prime, Jazz, Wheeljack, Hound, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, Springer, Kup, Arcee, Blurr, the Monsterbots Double-Cross and Grotesque, Chromedome, Hardhead, HighBrow, Brainstorm, and Hot Rod. Optimus Prime is a fictional commander of the heroic Autobots and the main protagonist from the Transformers universes. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Wheeljack is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Image:DianaHound. ... Species more than 250 species and subspecies in 37 subgenera Bumblebees (also spelled bumble bee, also known as humblebee) are flying insects of the genus Bombus in the family Apidae. ... A ratchet may refer to: ratchet (device), a mechanical device for controlling rotational motion socket wrench, a tool that makes use of the above mechanical device ratchet (instrument), a music instrument Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank), a fictional character from the Ratchet & Clank video game series Ratchet (Robots), a fictional character and... Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy in Japan, Rodimus Primo in France, and Captain in Italy) is a fictional character from the Transformers universe. ... Ultra Magnus is the name of several fictional and visually cognate characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Springer is the name of several places in the United States: Springer, New Mexico Springer Township, North Dakota Springer, Oklahoma Springer is the name of: Springer Science+Business Media, a worldwide publishing group based in Germany (including Springer-Verlag) Axel Springer Verlag AG, famous conservative German publishing house Springer (EP... Kup is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. ... Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universe. ... Blurr is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Chromedome is the name of a character in the Transformers series. ... Binomial name Aythya australis Eyton, 1838 The Hardhead (Aytha australis) is the only true diving duck found in Australasia. ... Brainstorm can refer to: a Latvian pop group, see Brainstorm (band) a motion picture from 1983 with Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood, see Brainstorm (movie) a motion picture from 1965 by William Conrad, see [1] (IMDb: [2]) a mental exercise, see Brainstorming an album title by rapper Young MC the... Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus in Japan) is a character from The Transformers. ...


Nonplyable Autobots: the Technobots (individually and as Computron), the Trainbots (individually and as their combined form Raiden), Sideswipe, Ironhide, Sky-Lynx, and Wreck-Gar. The Technobots are a subgroup of five Autobots that transform into futuristic vehicles in the Transformers universe. ... Sideswipe (Lambor in Japan, Frérot in France, Freccia in Italy) is the name of three different characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Ironhide is the name of five different characters in the Transformers universes. ... Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ...


Playable Decepticons: Megatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Soundwave, Shockwave, Blitzwing, Astrotrain, Dirge, Thrust, Ramjet, Kickback, Bombshell, Shrapnel, Motormaster, Onslaught, Scrapper, Long Haul, Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge, Octane, Sharkticon, Trypticon, Predaking, Razorclaw, Divebomb, Headstrong, Hun-Grr, Rippersnapper, Cutthroat, Weirdwolf, Skullcruncher, Mindwipe, Snapdragon, Apeface, Wingspan and Pounce. Megatron is the primary fictional villain of the Transformers franchise throughout the various Generation 1 series. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Thundercracker is the name given to multiple fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Skywarp is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers toyline. ... Soundwave (Later: Soundblaster in Japan) is a character from the fictitious Transformers metaseries. ... For the vector animation platform, see Macromedia Shockwave. ... Blitzwing is the name of a Decepticon tank/MiG-25 transformer from the fictional Transformers universe. ... Astrotrain (Triplex 1 in Italy) is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Look up Dirge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Newtons Second and Third Laws. ... A ramjet, sometimes referred to as a stovepipe jet, is a type of jet engine. ... This article is about political corruption. ... The term bombshell is a forerunner to the sex symbol and originally used to describe popular female sex icons. ... Shrapnel (Estilhaço in Portugal) is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universes, as a member of the Insecticons, a sub-faction of the Decepticons. ... The Stunticons are a group of Decepticons feared for their psychotic behavior that have the capability to do death-defying vehicular stunts and wreak havoc on the streets. ... Onslaught Onslaught. ... Scrapper is a Decepticon robot in the fictional Transformers Universe. ... Long Haul is the name to a single fictional character in the Transformers universes. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional and often visually cognate Transformers, most often the recreated version of Megatron. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... A scourge (from the Italian scoriada, ultimately from the Latin excoriare = to flay and corium = skin) is a whip or lash, especially a multi-tong type used in order to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back. ... Octane is an alkane with the chemical formula CH3(CH2)6CH3. ... Sharkticons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... Trypticon (Dinozaurer in Japan) is a fictional character in the Transformers toyline. ... The Predacons - (center) Predaking, (l to r) Rampage, Razorclaw, Headstrong, Tantrum & Divebomb The Predacons are a group of fictional characters from the Transformers universe, and is also the name of a Decepticon in the Transformers: Armada series. ... Razorclaw is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ... Divebomb is the name of several characters in the in the Transformers series. ... Cutthroat is a three-player billiards game, played on a pool table using cue sticks. ... Weirdwolf is a character from the Transformers toy line, and is a member of the Decepticon Headmasters faction. ... Species This list is currently incomplete Section Antirrhinum Antirrhinum australe Antirrhinum barrelieri Antirrhinum boissieri Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii Antirrhinum charidemi Antirrhinum graniticum Antirrhinum grosii Antirrhinum hispanicum Antirrhinum latifolium Antirrhinum lopesianum Antirrhinum majus Antirrhinum meonanthum Antirrhinum microphyllum Antirrhinum molle Antirrhinum onubensis Antirrhinum pertegasii Antirrhinum pulverulentum Antirrhinum rupestre Antirrhinum sempervirens Antirrhinum siculum Antirrhinum... Apeface is partnered with the Nebulan Spasma. ...

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Toy Line Transformers: Generation 1 | Transformers: Generation 2 | Beast Wars | Machine Wars | Beast Machines | Robots in Disguise | Armada | Universe | Robot Masters | Energon | Alternators | Cybertron | Titanium | Classics | BotCon
Comics Marvel Series: The Transformers | G.I. Joe and the Transformers | Headmasters | Universe | Generation 2
Dreamwave Series: Generation 1 | Armada/Energon | Transformers/G.I. Joe | The War Within | More Than Meets the Eye (G1/Armada) | Summer Special | Micromasters
IDW Series: The Transformers | Spotlight | Beast Wars | Generations | Evolutions | Movie Prequel | New Avengers/Transformers
BotCon Exclusives: The Wreckers | Universe
TV series Generation 1: The Transformers | The Headmasters | Super-God Masterforce | Victory | Zone | Generation 2
Beast Era: Beast Wars | Beast Wars II | Beast Wars Neo | Beast Machines
Robots in Disguise
Unicron Trilogy: Armada | Energon | Cybertron

Transformers: Animated Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Machine Wars was a short-lived toy series in the Transformers toyline, introduced in 1996. ... The Beast Machines TV Series Logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Transformers Classics are a line of Transformers toys that are based on and resemble the first generation characters and figures introduced in the 1980s. ... Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toylines of the same name. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... The Transformers was an 80 issue comic book by Marvel Comics telling the story of the Transformers. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toylines of the same name. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toylines of the same name. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toylines of the same name. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toylines of the same name. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toylines of the same name. ... There have been three main publishers of the comic book series bearing the name Transformers based on the toylines of the same name. ... IDW Publishing (Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company, created from the remenants of Dreamwave Productions, which went out of business in late 2004, early 2005. ... The Transformers is a comic book series by IDW Publishing, based upon Hasbros Transformers characters and toy line. ... New Avengers/Transformers is a project from Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing. ... Display cases for upcoming Transformers at BotCon 2006 BotCon, briefly known as The Official Transformers Collectors Convention (or OTFCC), is an annual convention for Transformers fans and collectors. ... Image:A2597-210. ... The Transformers was an American animated television series depicting a war between giant robots who could transform into vehicles, animals, and other objects. ... ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Beast Wars II (aka Beast Wars Second or Beast Wars the Second) is the 1998 Japanese Transformers television animated series, movie and toyline. ... Beast Wars Neo is the 1999 Japanese Transformers television animated series and toyline and is a direct sequel to Beast Wars II. Both animated series were created because of the time taken to dub and air new seasons of Beast Wars in Japan. ... The Beast Machines TV Series Logo. ...

Characters Optimus Prime | List of Autobots | Megatron | List of Decepticons | Primus | Unicron | Optimus Primal | List of Maximals | Megatron (II) | List of Predacons | List of Mini-Cons
Films The Transformers: The Movie (1986) | Transformers (2007)
Factions Autobots | Decepticons | Quintessons | Maximals | Predacons | Vehicons | Mini-Cons
Video Games The Transformers (1986) | Battle to Save the Earth | Convoy no Nazo |The Headmasters | Beast Wars | Beast Wars Transmetals | DreamMix TV World Fighters | Transformers (2003) | Transformers (2004) | Transformers: The Game (2007)

 
 

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