ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME follows the story of the feature, animated film which is an updated version of a classic, Japanese cartoon hero. Astro Boy is created by scientist, Dr. Tenma as a substitue for his dead son. Tenma soon decides the robot boy is no replacement for a real boy and banishes him from the city, a floating metropolis, to earth. There he befriends other outcast robots and re-fashions himself as a hero. Ultimately, Astro must save his father's city from the evil President Stone and his mechanized army. The game uses classic, side scrolling action in 2-D, though the characters and environments are presented with three dimensional look.