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Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (DS)

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day review (DS)

Reviewed on July 09, 2006

Thankfully though, the smart folks at Nintendo have decided to put a patch on the problem, in the form of an intriguing little puzzle game. That game is Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
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New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

New Super Mario Bros. review (DS)

Reviewed on June 29, 2006

There is one particular thought that you should dismiss from your mind before reading a review or perhaps even going out to purchase this game. And that is, do not expect this to be along the same monumental line as Super Mario 64, Super Mario World, or even the first game Mario appeared on for that matter. Think of Marioís latest venture as more of an anthology of sorts; an assemblage of positive features from his best games, spanning over the last twenty years.
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Lunar: Dragon Song (DS)

Lunar: Dragon Song review (DS)

Reviewed on June 25, 2006

If an RPG strongly encourages a player to engage in twice as many battles as should be necessary, then it better possess an engaging fighting scheme. Lunar: Dragon Song does not. Its limited turn-based system might as well be on autopilot, which is thankfully a prominent selection preceding every encounter.
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Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers (DS)

Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers review (DS)

Reviewed on June 25, 2006

Itís officially the summer of 2006, and American gamers have their hands full right now. The gaming world steeped in hype over the next generation of systems, the current systems are dying off in a blaze of glory, and one of the most heated handheld gaming rivalries ever shows no sign cooling down. In the midst of all the change, DS tries to make up for lacking graphical power by offering gamers some of the most interesting games out there, ranging from the misadventures of Phoenix Wright...
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Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal (DS)

Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal review (DS)

Reviewed on June 15, 2006

I envisaged an epic struggle through the colourful floors of Monster Tower, fighting ancient beasts with fearsome spells. In hindsight, my expectations were a little high.
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Lost Magic (DS)

Lost Magic review (DS)

Reviewed on June 10, 2006

Coming up with RPGs for the DS must be tricky. Sure, your staff can come up with all sorts of cliched stories and generic heroes to go with them. Thereís also plenty of leeway with regards to the leveling and combat systems. Hell, even the DSís graphical capabilities can work a few small wonders. But the real problem lies with the Touch Screen; itís one of the systemís most celebrated features, yet finding new and inventive ways to utilize it must be quite a task. All things considered, itís lit...
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Trace Memory (DS)

Trace Memory review (DS)

Reviewed on June 09, 2006

A young boy watches in horror as one man levels a pistol at another. Pop Cue a blood red fadeout. Over four decades later, a mother hustles her daughter into hiding. Peeking from the closet, the small girl with white hair sees only the silhouette of a man holding a gun. Another dull pop resonates. Cue another blood red fadeout.
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Tenchu: Dark Secret (DS)

Tenchu: Dark Secret review (DS)

Reviewed on May 22, 2006

Youíve got your back against the wall, and your heart is pounding. Around the corner from where you stand, a guard is restlessly pacing back and forth down the corridors, armed to the teeth with deadly weapons. Youíve been watching him for three minutes now, trying to figure out the manís movement patterns. Will he turn right and exit into the adjacent hallway? Will he make an abrupt U-Turn and head back toward your position? Doesnít he realize that heís being watched from an enemy less than thi...
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Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)

Trauma Center: Under the Knife review (DS)

Reviewed on May 21, 2006

Cavity Sam has dedicated his entire existence to the medical field. Perpetually prone with gaping wounds, heís given millions the chance to poke and prod in order to develop the steady hand necessary to save lives. But we feel his pain, too. Every time one of his vital organs goes missing, his red nose lights up in distress, or his body emits a shocking buzz, we know Sam has sacrificed a little more of himself. Now, though, itís time for a break, because Trauma Center: Under the Knife...
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New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

New Super Mario Bros. review (DS)

Reviewed on May 20, 2006

Itís a tough legacy to follow, when you are the over weight, mushroom eating, fireball spitting, Italian plumber known as Mario. Super Mario Bros. hit the scene in 1985 and blew the world away. My first video game experience was Super Mario Bros. and thanks to its amazing adventure, I was hooked on a hobby that I have loved since. Albeit, a bit dated, the original Super Mario Bros. is fun at its purest form. While Nintendo followed it up with a slightly disappointed sequel, it was still more tha...
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New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

New Super Mario Bros. review (DS)

Reviewed on May 20, 2006

I knew better than to hope for a DS game that could capture all of that for me again. Nostalgia sets unrealistic expectations. No, Iím not bitter because things werenít exactly as I wished for them to be. In many ways, they came much closer than I ever expected. Instead, Iím upset because New Super Mario Bros. has too many issues that get in the way of a consistently good time.
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Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (DS)

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence review (DS)

Reviewed on May 07, 2006

Toss aside the robotic and archaic controls, the seemingly predictable surprises in abundance and the undeniably boring story present in nearly every Resident Evil known to man, and youíre left with what looks to be a scant amount of enjoyable video game material. Adding insult to injury, letís throw on an antiquated control scheme, and some of the worst voice acting to ever grace a video game system. It sounds like Iím ripping Resident Evil: Deadly Silence a new one, but in truth, I have to a...
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Tetris DS (DS)

Tetris DS review (DS)

Reviewed on April 24, 2006

Did you ever have a friend that you would sit down and play Tetris with and they absolutely sucked at it? No matter what they did, no matter how far they leaned over on the edge of their chair and concentrated, you were still better than them? Well, I was that friend to someone, somewhere. I suck at Tetris. My friends and I play Tetris drunk against each other and even when theyíre drunk, I still get totally trounced every single time. Iíll occasionally win a round when they...
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Nanostray (DS)

Nanostray review (DS)

Reviewed on April 17, 2006

Nanostray definitely sets out to accomplish a number of things. As you fly your particular aircraft over expansive jungles, towering space stations, and rocky canyons, you will begin to see that the gameís developer had hoped to cater to a plethora of people. From the retro gamer who knows his classic shooters to a tee to the types of players who always love that adrenaline filled challenge, developer Shiníen knew just what they wanted.
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Metroid Prime Pinball (DS)

Metroid Prime Pinball review (DS)

Reviewed on April 06, 2006

The amalgamation of genres so inherently different usually elicits a three-letter internet acronym from many a videogamer that begins with a "W" and ends with an "F". This is precisely the reception that Metroid Prime: Pinball got when it was announced, not only because Nintendo rolled up a first person adventure into a tiny pinball, but also because - well - "...it's just a pinball game." Further, because developer Fuse Games was also responsible for the utterly mundane Mario Pinball land, it a...
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Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)

Advance Wars: Dual Strike review (DS)

Reviewed on April 06, 2006

Advance Wars: DS' gameplay is identical to its predecessors', which can only be a good thing. Like Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, and the original before it, Dual Strike utilizes a rock-paper-scissors mechanic that balances simplicity and depth beautifully. On paper, it doesn't seem like much. You'll take turns with your opponent deploying units from friendly bases, capturing neutral and hostile properties, and attacking units until you either destroy all of your enemy's forces or capture th...
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Polarium (DS)

Polarium review (DS)

Reviewed on April 06, 2006

"It will be the next [anything]" is a claim thrown around far too often. It happens in sports, music and Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, such claims also permeate the videogame realm, and perhaps to even a greater extent than they do the aforementioned sectors of entertainment. Titles claiming to be a "Halo killer" or the next "Grand Theft Auto" should be approached like Miss Cleo - with much skepticism.
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Mario Kart DS (DS)

Mario Kart DS review (DS)

Reviewed on April 03, 2006

Iíll spare you the traditional lectures at the beginning of reviews for Mario games. Iím not going to go on about how Nintendo just loves shoving the little red plumber into every genre ever created (coming soon: Mario Tournament 2007) and Iím certainly not going to question or even call attention to the fact that Nintendo loves to take the same game and release it over and over again for every system. Youíve heard it all before and youíre probably sicker of it than I am. So, I won...
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Tetris DS (DS)

Tetris DS review (DS)

Reviewed on April 02, 2006

There can never be too much said about the quality found within the hallowed halls of the Tetris franchise. Whether you look at it as simplistic, yet forceful or charmingly intricate, the seriesí undeniably splendid gameplay and enduring replay value is a benchmark for all future puzzlers. With Tetris DS, the concept is simple enough: present a game that manages to utilize some of the DSí functions, add a bevy of game modes, and keep the same vintage gameplay in tact; suffice to say that Tetri...
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney review (DS)

Reviewed on March 28, 2006

Capcom wants to teach us about Japanese lawyers. According to the house that Captain Commando built, we can come to understand a few things about the lawyers we'd find milling about Akihabara district, and the legal system in which they operate:
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