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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a video game based on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. The game was developed by GameBrains and published by THQ. It was released in September 20, 2000 as available for Game Boy Color.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Into each generation, a Slayer is born. One girl in all the world, a Chosen One. Become Buffy Summers and save the world in this collection of action-packed Buffy episodes for fans on the go! Explore 8 levels including the old mansion, Sunnydale Zoo and the cemetery. Use Buffy's famous fighting moves to destroy demons and vampires. Each level features story sequences starring the cast, including Willow, Xander, Anya, Giles, Cordelia and Angel.
Summary[edit | edit source]
One afternoon, Buffy stops by the Harris residence, where she meets Xander and Anya in his basement. Buffy comments on how the supernatural things have been slow lately, so the three of them agree on going to the Bronze after her patrol. Buffy slays the various newly-risen vampires she finds in her way through the cemetery, then goes to meet her friends.
At the Bronze, Willow asks her about her patrol, then considers that the high number of vampires could mean some kind of evil omen. Buffy suggests they bring the information to Giles. Xander asks them about their day off, and Willow explains it's multicultural week on campus. Although, she also reveals to have signed the Scooby Gang as volunteers at the event, as she still felt guilty for their fight against the Chumash Warriors. Buffy, Xander, and Anya do not like the idea, but Willow insists it'll be fun, and Dr. Furui who suggested it. Still unimpressed, Buffy leaves to continue her patrol, as the high number of vampires made her wonder if something's up.
The Slayer manages to slay various vampire bikers, who appear to attack her already in the street by The Bronze. Suddenly, a vampire ninja appears and threatens her, so Buffy fights and stakes him. After it, Buffy calls it a night and goes to her dorm room to sleep. The next morning, the telephone rings and wakes her up. She answers the phone and discovers it's Cordelia, who gives her a message from her boss. According to her, Angel has been having recurring dreams with Ethan Rayne holding The Book of the Ancients, a book reference on the vampire lore, and he thinks Buffy is involved somehow. The Slayer decides to inform Giles about this and calls a Scooby meeting at his apartment.
At Giles', Buffy concludes Ethan is the one behind the recent vampire activity, then tells her friends she's going to check the sewers, as they're highly populated with vampires during the daytime. In the meantime, Giles will be researching The Book of the Ancients. At the sewers, Buffy finds various scarred vampires, slays them all, and leaves through a manhole by the Sunnydale Zoo entrance. She calls Giles from a payphone and tells him about the expected high traffic of vampires, but also their strange appearance, and Giles notes the strange behavior of so many vampires at the sewers even after nightfall. He then tells Buffy he located a reference in the book to a gathering of covens, which are groups of vampires alike families, and Buffy compares this with the vampires she's faced so far. She then tells him she's tired and they'll meet the next day, so they end the phone call. As she leaves, she slays more vampires in her way through the zoo, who have the appearance of warrior tribesmen. A vampire covered in mud suddenly appears to her and threatens Buffy, until she slays it and finally leaves.
The next morning, Buffy, Giles, Willow, Xander, and Anya are once again reunited at Giles' apartment. Buffy tells them about having encountered another coven of strange vampires, so Giles explains that The Book of the Ancients refers to requiring the "gathering of the covens." Buffy and Willow conclude it could be attracting vampires from various countries, using the multicultural celebration as cover. They notice they are yet to encounter European vampires, so they conclude they might be in the Crawford Street mansion. While Buffy goes there, the Scoobies check up on Dr. Furui, who is organizing the performances, in case he's noticed something suspicious.
In the old mansion, Buffy slays several vampires wearing top hats. She then meets the Scoobies at the UC Sunnydale cafeteria. Giles tells them that either Dr. Furui is hiding something or is a classic absent-minded professor, having claimed to have no idea where the performers are staying. The Scoobies discuss that they haven't seen any trace of Ethan so far. They'll stay on campus to keep an eye on him; he must be connected with the celebration and the party is tonight. While patrolling, Buffy enters the Initiative facilities to help them and slays the vampires from the various covens she encountered before. She meets Willow again, who tells her that Dr. Furui has disappeared and Giles found an obscure passage in an old text: he thinks only the covens' leaders are powerful enough to use the book. Buffy keeps patrolling to find these vampires.
Buffy goes to investigate the construction site of the new Anthropology building, where she finds Angel. He says he worried about her and has an idea where Ethan might be based on the portal from his dream: a Hellmouth. One vampire wouldn't easily open the Hellmouth alone, but, with the book, a gathering could. To use the ritual in the book, a sacrifice of a group of humans must be made. Buffy tells Angel to warn the Scoobies to get everyone away from the multicultural party, while she'll search for Ethan underground. She finds a hole into a tunnel illuminated by torches, then goes through the path into the Hellmouth. Slaying the coven vampires on her way, Buffy finds Dr. Furui from afar at the end of the tunnel. He removes his mask and reveals to be Ethan, who hid his face with makeup and spells. He says she won't be able to stop the most powerful vampires in the world gathering to destroy it, while Ethan will be arranged immortality to survive this apocalypse.
Buffy goes after the vampires, who are all wearing cloaks, and slays them all through the Hellmouth. After fighting a larger vampire with wings, the Hellmouth is deactivated. Outside the hole, she meets the Scoobies again, who have gotten the partygoers to safety. She tells them she found Ethan posing as Dr. Furui, but he disappeared after she took care of the coven masters. Xander says that she saving the world calls for a celebration. Covered in dirty and bruises, Buffy asks if she can kill him too.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Buffy refers to Giles as an ex-librarian, as he became unemployed after the destruction of Sunnydale High School in "Graduation Day, Part Two."
- Buffy and Willow are enrolled at University of California, Sunnydale, as they've been since "The Freshman."
- Willow recalls their previous Thanksgiving, in which they were attacked by the vengeful spirits of Chumash Warriors, and Xander mentions the disease he got as part of their vengeance ("Pangs").
- Cordelia is working for Angel Investigations, as she began in "Lonely Heart."
- Angel has been dreaming of Ethan Rayne, as he recognizes him from their sole encounter in "The Dark Age."
- The Scoobies dispute for the last jelly donut, as in "The Zeppo."
- Buffy mispronounces Dr. Furui's name as "Dr. Fruity" then "Dr. Fooey," a tendency she also displayed in "Nightmares," "Bad Eggs," "Becoming, Part One," "Faith, Hope & Trick," and so on.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Cordelia Chase (Only voice)
- Rupert Giles
- Alexander Harris
- Anya Jenkins
- Ethan Rayne
- Willow Rosenberg
- Spike (Only mentioned)
- Buffy Summers
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Los Angeles (Only mentioned)
Objects[edit | edit source]
Features[edit | edit source]
Levels[edit | edit source]
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Items[edit | edit source]
Extras[edit | edit source]
- Level passwords
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- The first of Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game franchise, the series had been first featured instead in the video game Sci-Fi Pinball, in 1999.
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- Buffy compares the appearance of the tribesman vampires with National Geographic productions.
Other[edit | edit source]
- According to the review aggregation website GameRankings.com, the game's reviews resulted on the grade of 39.44%, the lower score of the video game franchise.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Game Boy Color". GameRankings.com. Retrieved on July 9, 2018.