Animorphs is a game developed by Runny-Fun and published by Ubisoft for Gameboy Color. It has RPG gameplay that resembles the Pokémon games, but it has morphs instead of Pokémon.
The books and TV show were only the beginning. Earlier this year, UbiSoft entered into an agreement with Scholastic to produce a Game Boy Color game based on the popular Animorphs series. And E3 is where we get the first details on the game in development.
In this portable action adventure, the alien enemies – the Yeerks – have captured four microprocessors of a device that could help them take over the world. Assuming the roles of four Animorphs, you'll have to retrieve the microprocessors in five missions spanning 12 locations. Problem is, if you spend more than two hours as an animal, you'll never be able to turn back into a human.
Each mission features an explore mode where you'll have to search out the area for vital information that'll give you morphs to more than 45 different animals. Then you enter Battle mode, where you fight against your opposition in a card-battle style game, much like Pokémon Trading Card Game. Finally, there's the side-scrolling mode where you put your morphing and animal skills to use.
What's more, the game will put the Ubi Key to use. This feature is utilized in most every UbiSoft Game Boy Color game – with this feature, you can use other UbiSoft games to unlock hidden features and games in Animorphs, as well as use Animorphs to unlock hidden levels and games in other UbiSoft titles. How? With two Game Boy Colors and the infrared port on each.
Storyline (from Game Booklet)
We can't tell you who we are. Or where we live. It's too risky, and we've got to be careful. Because if they find us...well, we just won't let them find us.
Earth is being invaded by a race of evil aliens called Yeerks. They crawl into the brains of their host and control their minds. Their goal:To enslave every human on earth. A dying Andalite prince-warrior gave us the power...the power to morph into any animal we touch. The Andalites are aliens too. But they are fighting to stop the Yeerk invasion throughout the rest of the universe.
We, five teenage kids band together against an empire of alien slugs. We call ourselves the ANIMORPHS. The only catch, if we stay in a morph more than two hours, we're stuck for good. Ask Tobias, he knows all about that. We may be Earth's only chance for survival...
THE INVASION HAS BEGUN!
Read Game Instruction Booklet
Mini games allow you to travel as an animal and fulfill a particular mission requirement. You have 3 lives, then the game is over. There are 4 mini games, one in each mission:
- The Bat Cave - As a bat, avoid the cables
- Underground Tunnel System - Crawl as a mole and avoid rocks
- Sea Floor with Coral Reefs - Swim as a dolphin and collect the pearls
- Ice Tunnel - Slide on the ice slopes like a seal
- Platform - Game Boy Color
- Publisher - Ubi Soft
- Developer - Ubi Soft
- Genre - Action
- Origin - U.K.
- Number of Players - 1
- Release - September 2000
Box, Booklet and Article Gallery
|Calendars||Animorphs 1999 Calendar | Animorphs 2000 Calendar | Animorphs Student Planner|
|Video Games||List of Animorphs games | Animorphs (GBC Game) | Animorphs: Know the Secret | Animorphs: Shattered Reality|
|Games/Puzzles||The Invasion Game (Board Game) | Customizable Card Game | Animorphs Jigsaw Puzzles | Animorphs Travel Game|
|Toys||Animorphs Fast Food Merchandise | Animorphs: Transformers | Animorphs Kites|
|Book Clubs||Animorphs Alliance | Animorphs Sanctuary | Scholastic Book Orders|
|Meet the Stars of Animorphs | Nickelodeon Magazine | Disney Adventures Magazine | Sci-Fi Teen Magazine | Italian Animorphs Books|
|School Supplies||Animorphs School Folders | Antioch Animorphs Products | Animorphs Promotional Items | Animorphs Posters|