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Metroid Prime Pinball (DS)

Metroid Prime Pinball review (DS)

Reviewed on November 13, 2005

So if Metroid Prime Pinball has taken its visual presentation a step further than most, does that mean to say its gameplay has been similarly endowed? Flipping Samus' morphball around the screen in search of bonus multipliers and basic game modes could have been fun. A full convergence of Metroid Prime sensibilities however, would be off the scale.
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Spyro: Shadow Legacy (DS)

Spyro: Shadow Legacy review (DS)

Reviewed on November 10, 2005

It's so easy to take back a dead franchise and to make a game out of it, considering you know it's going to sell well if it once was a successful series, but it's harder to bring back to life a dead franchise. Spyro had its days of shame, but we all know his success died the day other companies got their hands on the license. None we able to recreate Spyro's universe like it once was. The last attempt at resurrecting Spyro is Amaze Entertainment's, but if anything, they only knocked him back int...
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Super Princess Peach (DS)

Super Princess Peach review (DS)

Reviewed on November 06, 2005

It's taken almost 160 years of women's suffrage for video games to arrive at this moment in time. Princess Peach, perhaps the most insufferably vague ditz ever to grace the Mushroom Kingdom has finally been empowered, and with her parasol in tow, she's looking to set a new benchmark in 2D, action gaming.
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The Rub Rabbits! (DS)

The Rub Rabbits! review (DS)

Reviewed on October 29, 2005

What I can tell you however, is that XY/XX 2 hasn't evolved all that much. You're still going to play the role of a hapless fool in love, and you're still going to tackle a range of mini-games that are as exciting as they are tedious... though fans might appreciate the thought.
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Yoshi Touch & Go (DS)

Yoshi Touch & Go review (DS)

Reviewed on October 16, 2005

Admit it. When you bought your DS, you looked at the plastic stick thing, and wondered just how much use it was actually going to be, didn't you? Oh, sure, the rec room in Super Mario 64 DS was good fun, particularly the catapult Wario minigame. And maybe you even played Wario Ware : Touched too, but you probably thought that was about as far as touch-screen gaming was going to develop on this new console. A nice gimmick, a lovely extra, but ultimately not really an evolution in g...
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow review (DS)

Reviewed on October 11, 2005

Amoebic sludge balls, armor shelled warriors with axes, shape shifting walls, and lightning powered phoenixes -- these are the things a Castlevania game is made of.
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow review (DS)

Reviewed on October 10, 2005

A wooden puppet master whose chamber is lined with several iron maidens for you to be trapped in and a clawed wall-hopper eerily reminiscent of Street Fighter 2's Vega are two of the many highlights within Dawn's impressive bestiary.
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Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)

Advance Wars: Dual Strike review (DS)

Reviewed on October 07, 2005

We definitely do not get enough thought provoking situations throughout the average day. Whether it be sitting in college mindlessly daydreaming on how you can ignore the next upcoming class or watching that same anime rerun you have seen thousands of times, there just has to be something that can be both interesting and difficult. It wasn't soon after I asked myself this question that I came upon Advance Wars: Dual Strike.
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Bomberman (DS)

Bomberman review (DS)

Reviewed on September 16, 2005

** Story Time **
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Super Mario 64 DS (DS)

Super Mario 64 DS review (DS)

Reviewed on September 13, 2005

Eight years ago, the game that gave new meaning to the term "3D Game" and redefined the platform genre, Super Mario 64, was released to the world on the Nintendo 64. The game was well-received, and as most will tell you, it was extremely fun. However, one of the most complained about issues, was the lack of Mario's green-hatted brother, Luigi. It does seem rather ironic, that on the DS reincarnation of the game, amongst many new additions and features, is the ability to control Luigi. And indeed...
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Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends (DS)

Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends review (DS)

Reviewed on September 09, 2005

At first glance, Nintendogs looks to be a joke, a seemingly ridiculous game worthy of scorn. Upon experiencing its contents, however, people will be shocked, faces will turn, and a perpetual flow of comments about it being cute will overwhelm. Not to be mistaken for a traditional game, Nintendogs is like no other, a shining example of how Nintendo’s longing for innovation has truly paid off. Being in the form of a dog sim, this innovative title allows caring, petting, walking and playing with...
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Nanostray (DS)

Nanostray review (DS)

Reviewed on September 05, 2005

Nanostray's portable, shoot'em up action is remarkable in so much as it plugs a hole I never knew I had. Like a virgin on prom night coming to the realization that there's more to the world than football and smoking after school, my eyes have been opened and I'm hungry for more. Pushing that analogy one step further, Nanostray's shortened challenge proves frustrating, its digital, pre-mature ejaculation unfortunately grinds the action to a halt just as things begin to heat up.
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Pac 'n Roll (DS)

Pac 'n Roll review (DS)

Reviewed on August 26, 2005

When you swipe the stylus across the screen, his counterpart in the top screen will move a bit. If you repeatedly make quick but short strokes, he’ll sort of wander about as desired. Swift and longer brushes, particularly those executed in a gattling-gun sort of sense, will send him flying along the various ledges and hills and whatever else is in sight. That’s almost all there is to controlling Pac-Man. Almost.
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Jump Superstars (DS)

Jump Superstars review (DS)

Reviewed on August 11, 2005

Reviewing Jump Superstars is like putting your manhood on the table and asking a jilted ex-lover to hold the knife: you can only close your eyes and hope for the best. Should the game be total and utter rubbish, my opinion stands to not only upset DS owners, but virtually every half-crazed-anime-fan on the face of this planet... and as far as horrifying prospects go, you'd best pass the knife.
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Polarium (DS)

Polarium review (DS)

Reviewed on August 07, 2005

Scanning the local Gamestop, my eyes lazily rested on an interesting prospect. Everyone knows that puzzlers hold lofty standards on handheld gaming machines; every good portable needs an excellent pick-up-and-play title. Thus I briskly passed on the highly touted Meteos and took a somewhat risky stab at Polarium. Based on the fact that I’ve been playing it feverishly for the past three weeks, I’ll go out on a limb and say I got my money’s worth.
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Nanostray (DS)

Nanostray review (DS)

Reviewed on August 03, 2005

Some games are fond of throwing oceans of bullets your way and calling it thrilling. There’s none of that here. You actually have room to move. Not only that, but one collision with a stray bullet isn’t your end. You still need to avoid shield-draining projectiles, but losing sight of them amidst the gorgeous backgrounds isn’t fatal.
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Ossu! Tatakae! Ouendan! (DS)

Ossu! Tatakae! Ouendan! review (DS)

Reviewed on July 31, 2005

Nintendo's Ouendan is the feel good, surprise hit of the year. Coming straight out of left field, it's infectious good will and high spirits are guaranteed to make a believer of anyone dissatisfied with life. Like the way its hapless characters find themselves confronted and confounded by everyday troubles, players will no doubt identify with the situations they face.
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Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)

Advance Wars: Dual Strike review (DS)

Reviewed on July 27, 2005

In a perfect world, Advance Wars: Dual Strike comes with a health warning: game likely to cause isolation, recommended dose no more than 2-3 hours / day. If gaming persists, find a friend... I wasn't given that luxury.
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The Urbz: Sims in the City (DS)

The Urbz: Sims in the City review (DS)

Reviewed on July 23, 2005

It didn’t take The Sims Hot Date/Vacation/Makin’ Magic/Bustin’ Out/Livin’ Large/Unleashed for me to realize that Maxis had tapped the well of originality. With all the busty expansion packs and “deluxe” versions of the original game available, I find it somewhat surprising that The Urbz: Sims in the City has even met a release date. After a while, you’d think a developer could no longer include any more content within a life-simulator. However, Maxis has decidedly taken a leap towards a story-dr...
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Polarium (DS)

Polarium review (DS)

Reviewed on July 21, 2005

You’re in the middle of a long string that will clear all visible blocks at once. As you whip your stylus over the top row to put the final touches on your combo, suddenly you find that the on-screen detonator has not followed. Why? Because in a second, blocks will fill that space you passed through. You already knew that. It’s the reason you were in such a hurry.
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