Bakugan – Defenders of the Core ROM of the Core is a side-scrolling 3D brawler game developed by Victor Interactive and published by Bandai Namco Games. It was released in Japan on July 8, 2005, and in North America on February 6, 2006. Bakugan was originally developed for the Game Boy Advance as Bakugan: Battle Royale, but after being canceled, Bandai Namco eventually ported it to the Nintendo DS in 2005.
The game follows the story of Riku Misaki, a teenage ninja who receives a Bakugan from his father when he is battling an enemy force that has kidnapped many children. The child-shaped Bakugan have special powers such as ninjutsu and shurikenjutsu. In this installment of the Bakugan series, players take control of five Bakugan warriors who fight to save their friends’ broken hearts.
The Bakugan game is what it is. It’s a kid’s game Bakugan – Defenders of the Core ROM. And, like any good children’s game, it’s got its fair share of frustration. But, for the most part? It works. The original Bakugan Battle was one of the better fighting games on the DS, and Defenders of the Core takes everything that was great about that and expands on it. But that being said? Has it really changed anything? Let’s take a look at why this new version isn’t as necessary as we think it is.