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BAM! brings Star X to GBA

by Billy Berghammer - March 20, 2002, 9:33 am EST

It looks a heck of a lot like Star Fox on SNES, but if it plays just as well, we won't complain. Here's the official word from Bam!

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Star X™ To Launch On Game Boy® Advance This Spring

Bath, England.--(March 20, 2002) BAM! Entertainment (Nasdaq: BFUN) today announced that it will publish the action game, Star X, for the Game Boy Advance. Currently in production at UK-based developers, Graphic State, the futuristic flight title is due for release in May of this year. Star X places the player in control of a highly advanced fighter aircraft capable of both atmospheric and space-based flight. The title is set to take advantage of both Nintendo’s handheld technology and the extensive development experience of Graphic State.

“Star X expands upon BAM!’s innovative action offerings for the Game Boy Advance,” said Anthony Williams, Managing Director at BAM! Entertainment. “Star X incorporates proven gameplay elements and a classic graphic appearance that will appeal to a wide variety of gamers.”

Through nine unique and extreme environments, players fly in aerial combat both in and above the atmospheres of the galaxy’s planets in free roaming and land fixed play modes. Players will need to successfully complete 22 intense missions and survive fierce air-to-air and air-to-land battles with

an alien race in order to save their plane A step-by-step training mode

gives the best techniques and tactics to destroy enemy aircraft and perform land-based attacks. Players will also be able to enjoy four multiplayer game modes.

For more information on Star X or any of BAM! Entertainment’s other titles visit www.bam4fun.com.

About Graphic State, Ltd.

Founded in 1997 and based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, Graphic State is a game developer specialising in handheld and wireless formats such as Game Boy Advance and Java J2ME mobile phones, video game console and PC development. More information about Graphic State and its products can be found at www.graphic-state.com.

About BAM! Entertainment, Inc.

Founded in 1999 and based in San Jose, California, BAM! Entertainment, Inc. is a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software in North America and Europe. The company develops, obtains, or licenses properties from a wide variety of sources, including global entertainment and media companies, and publishes software for video game systems, wireless devices, and personal computers. The company’s common stock is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol BFUN. More information about BAM! and its products can be found at the company’s web site located at www.bam4fun.com.

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