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Ninjatown (DS)

Ninjatown review (DS)

Reviewed on December 15, 2008

Ninja Gaiden? Ninja Raiden? Forget those, this is an entire game about a town of ninjas. Ninjatown takes two things they most probably hadn’t ever expected to see together: cute animated ninjas based on a plush toy line, and the classic idea of a tower defense scenario. If you’re expecting to boot up the game and find bad dialogue and easy levels however, you’d better scoot on back down to your local game store and turn in this game for Resident Evil. Do not let Ninjatown’s cute, pastel flooded ...
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Football Director DS (DS)

Football Director DS review (DS)

Reviewed on December 15, 2008

Football Director DS is a promising youth team player. The foundations for a worthwhile asset are there for all to see; it simply needs to be carefully cultivated in the future to reach full potential.
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Robocalypse (DS)

Robocalypse review (DS)

Reviewed on December 08, 2008

Robocalypse is much easier to grasp than it sounds and includes a very thorough tutorial (interwoven with the first few missions) to ensure that gamers know what they’re doing. The instruction booklet is quite helpful in this regard, as it details almost everything you’ll need to know to get started. And though you can accuse Robocalypse of playing it safe with standard RTS features, the execution is above average for a handheld game.
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Ninjatown (DS)

Ninjatown review (DS)

Reviewed on December 08, 2008

Everyone knows about Ninjas. Their infamous reputation precedes them everywhere. If you close your eyes, you can probably picture one in your mind. Clad entirely in black, they're a short, round people with no discernible hands or feet. Their society resides in small, colored huts based on their station and they all survive by eating delicious shuriken-cookies, which also double as a form of currency. ...Wait, what?
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Disney's Kim Possible: Kimmunicator (DS)

Disney's Kim Possible: Kimmunicator review (DS)

Reviewed on December 04, 2008

Kim can punch and kick, stringing together ‘combos’ of each attack simply through button mashing. But there are major issues with responsiveness and hit-detection. Sometimes Kim simply will not attack though you think you might be pressing the right button, and other times Kim's punch or kick will execute but miss completely when it appears that it shouldn’t. But you needn’t worry too much; enemy encounters are few and far between. It seems as if there are maybe four enemies in each stage. I’m exaggerating, but not much.
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Pony Luv (DS)

Pony Luv review (DS)

Reviewed on December 01, 2008

Here, all you need to is run through a virtual checklist of tasks that keeps your horsie happy, then put the bugger to work to earn more cash which gets swallowed up by further investing in the original checklist. And that’s it.
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Super Mario 64 DS (DS)

Super Mario 64 DS review (DS)

Reviewed on December 01, 2008

What a surprise. With another portable console by Nintendo come more excuses for them to remake Mario games released on their home consoles with similar hardware specs. With the DS effectively being the portable equivalent of the N64, it’s inevitable we’d see a DS remake of Super Mario 64. But the challenge here was how to grind out some use from that second screen.
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Disgaea DS (DS)

Disgaea DS review (DS)

Reviewed on November 26, 2008

It's this trio that quickly become the driving force of Disgaa, be it through Etna's constant sadistic mocking every time Laharl makes a mistake or Flonne's unflagging insistence that both of her new demon friends are basically good people underneath all the mindless slaughtering and evil cackling. Such is the force behind the threesome's interactions that it's all too easy to forget that there's a competent strategy game lurking between all the comic capering.
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Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)

Guitar Hero: On Tour review (DS)

Reviewed on November 25, 2008

Creating a game multiplatform is one way for a publisher to sit on the fence by selling as many titles as possible without taking the risk of developing for the losing console. When multiplatform games appear on every active format available, you can’t help but think the publisher (*cough*EA*cough*) are trying to milk the franchise a touch. But when we’re talking a multiplatform attempt to downsize a peripheral based game in which the controller isn’t exactly handheld, a la Guitar Hero, s...
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Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (DS)

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff review (DS)

Reviewed on November 25, 2008

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff isn't just a distant descendant of Tecmo Super Bowl; it's a reincarnation. Recognizable names are the sole component that died for good.
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Last King of Africa (DS)

Last King of Africa review (DS)

Reviewed on November 22, 2008

Last King of Africa is like a Best Of album that does away with all the tracks that never really worked and exist only to bolster the self-esteem of the band, keeps everything that did well enough in the singles chart to indicate the fan base’s enjoyment, then transfers it from vinyl to CD.
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SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (DS)

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom review (DS)

Reviewed on November 19, 2008

Globs tries to be Kim Possible meets The Lost Vikings, with inconsistent results.
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Metal Slug 7 (DS)

Metal Slug 7 review (DS)

Reviewed on November 19, 2008

That's when you realize that something has changed. Somewhere between the first two dull stages and the end of the third frenetic round, you started having fun. Lots of it. Somewhere during that series of jumps and explosions and the escape from the steel ball and slimy worms, the pieces fell into place and Metal Slug 7 stopped feeling like a pale imitation of past glories. The “been there, done that” haze dissipated and suddenly you care.
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Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (DS)

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure review (DS)

Reviewed on November 18, 2008

I'm all for that old school format where enemies attack you that you can't even see, but Rhapsody takes that to an irritating extreme. Dungeons are fairly straight-forward in their design (with a map in the top screen that lets you keep track of where you are), but there's still a lot of wandering that must be done if you want to gather assorted items and puppets. Every few steps, it seems like you'll face an attack. The result is that you won't want to explore. You'll wish you had a map that pointed the way to the absolute shortest route, just because every dead end you encounter means you fought two or three unnecessary battles.
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Ninjatown (DS)

Ninjatown review (DS)

Reviewed on November 17, 2008

Ninjatown has thrown me for a bit of a loop, so much so that I just know it’s going to lead to the kind of introduction I’ve been trying to avoid for years, so I might as well get it out of the way early then sulk in the corner for a while. Here goes: Ninjatown has a cute, fluffy exterior that cunningly hides a devious centre.
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Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games (DS)

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games review (DS)

Reviewed on November 15, 2008

Welcome to the Cowlympics. In Back to the Bardyard: Slop Bucket Games you must best the cast of the Nickelodean series across ten wacky events to earn the ultimate golden bucket. Unfortunately, THQ doesn't bring its A-game in utilizing the full personality of its license.
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Dragon Ball: Origins (DS)

Dragon Ball: Origins review (DS)

Reviewed on November 14, 2008

For many of us, Dragonball Z is synonymous with "my first anime". Big muscle-bound men powering up to over nine-thousand and beyond, taking on aliens, androids and a fat pink blob... Like it or loathe it, Akira Toriyama's testosterone-fuelled series, the first mainstream anime dub, made anime cool.
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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS)

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia review (DS)

Reviewed on November 06, 2008

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is a really good Castlevania game, and among the best games on the DS. 
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Doodle Hex (DS)

Doodle Hex review (DS)

Reviewed on November 01, 2008

Rarely are the nuances of a game so succulently wrapped up in a game’s very title; Doodle Hex is all about slinging spells, curses and arcane incarnations through sketching runes on the touch screen in a frenzied attempt to out-wizard emo rock fairies, millennia-old, pre-teen Norse goddess, Valley-girl witches and flaming djinns hailing from Brooklyn.
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Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle (DS)

Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle review (DS)

Reviewed on October 31, 2008

A well made adventure with mostly enjoyable puzzles and a distinct, goofy personality that deserves your attention. Don’t let the silly title or the cel-shaded look fool you.
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