DS News

May2006

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    Review Project Rub

    "The Rub Rabbits help you to score with the girl, but how does the game itself score?"

    Rub It! Touch it! Breathe on it! Yell at it! Are the best phrases to describe Project Rub (Feel the Magic). The game makes use of every feature that is individual to the DS. Making it one of the most exclusive and refreshing titles around. Quirky can not even...

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    Review Metroid Prime: Hunters

    Prime pocket power

    Retro Studios' highly regarded Metroid Prime games may only be available on home consoles, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from bringing a slice of first-person Samus to the DS in the form of Metroid Prime: Hunters. In Hunters, you take the role of the female bounty hunter, Samus Aran, who seeks an "ultimate power." In...

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    Review Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?

    I can now add and subtract small numbers without using my fingers.

    In the past, I have heard many things about how good video games are for you. I've heard that they help with hand-eye coordination and can even help increase knowledge. Of course, I never understood how, in anyway, it could really help. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day...

April2006

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    Review Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble

    Superhero Joe returns for a portable adventure, but is it Henshin a good-good baby?...

    Viewtiful Joe Double Trouble is yet another instalment in the classic Capcom series about the superhero who loves films, Viewtiful Joe. The DS outing had a lot to live up to in comparison to the console versions, maybe a bit too much was expected? For me the first 2 VJ games on the GameCube were a pleasure to..

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    Review Animal Crossing: Wild World

    It's so cute!

    To tell you the truth, I don't feel like Animal Crossing: Wild World is a video game. To me, it's more of a hangout. It's a fantasy world you can go to, to escape from reality…especially if you enjoy collecting furniture and planting pear trees. Wild World takes you away from your dull and boring life, to an alternate world full of...

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    Review Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan

    Welcome to the world of quirky Japanese rhythm games. I hope you enjoy your stay...

    As you may have guessed Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (in English; Go! Fight! Cheer Squad) is a musical rhythm game for your Nintendo DS. As it is only available in Japan the game is host to many Japanese tunes (catchy ones at that) and the typical quirky scenarios you would expect. The drawback of this being a Japanese..

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    Review Super Princess Peach

    FINALLY, Princess Peach gets her own solo adventure to herself, and even gets a chance to save Mario!

    It's been a long while since Nintendo has made a traditional 2-D Mario game, so you could imagine what excitement I had when I found Nintendo would be releasing one. To my surprise, Super Princess Peach was nothing I thought it would be like. Sure...

February2006

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    Review Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time

    Just in time

    If you are one of those lucky people to have played Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga on the GBA you will understand the hype behind this new game. Set after the events of their GBA adventure Mario and Luigi are once again called upon to restore peace to their beloved Mushroom kingdom. The previous instalment saw us play as both Mario and...

January2006

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    Review Pac-Pix

    Draw Pac-Man, move him and gobble as many ghoulies as possible in this DS adventure.

    We all remember Pac-Man as being one of those highly addictive early games that you still play to this day. Recently he has been going through some changes, there are now several 3D adventures and a Mrs Pac-Man ;). Pac-Pix sees Pac-Man back on a 2D plain but this time the rules have been changed, no more dots for..

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    Review Jump Superstars

    Characters from Japanese manga Jump's franchise's all duke it out in a Smash Brothers style game.

    Jump is a manga company/publisher in Japan who owns a large proportion to the rights of most Japanese cartoons that you have seen. These feature the likes of Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, GTO and Rurouni Kenshin. In America they are under various different companies, what does this mean? Licensing..

December2005

  • News Japanese DS Sales Hit 5 Million

    Just over 12 months were needed to sell over 5.4 million Nintendo DS units.

    Reuters has today reported Nintendo's Satoru Iwata confirming that domestic sales of the DS portable game machine reached 5 million units in less than 13 months after its launch in early December 2004, becoming the fastest-ever pace in Japan's video game market. Whatever the...