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Transformers: Decepticons (DS)

Transformers: Decepticons (DS)

Transformers: Decepticons is practically the same game as the Autobots edition told from the angle of the “evil” Starscream as opposed to the “heroic” Optimus Prime.

All the gameplay flaws are present (see our review of Transformers: Autobots for the full details) the only difference being you are treated with a whole new set of cut-scenes...

Transformers: Autobots (DS)

Transformers: Autobots (DS)

I, like most other Transformers fans was pretty upset to hear that my “backpocket interest” was to be thrust into the mainstream once again.

Having loved The Transformers since I was very young sometimes it’s pretty irritating hearing all the tweens talking about something you’ve loved so much longer than them. It must be some kind of...

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)

Mario and Sonic are back sooner than you think in the DS version of SEGA's biggest hit in 10 years.

With Beijing only a few months away SEGA (finally) bring us the handheld dose of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, a game that wasoriginally to be released along side the Wii version in November. Better late than never, that's what we say. Mario and Sonic are joined by a cast of 14 other..

42 All-Time Classics (DS)

42 All-Time Classics (DS)

The problem with compilations is that as a general rule of thumb, they tend to feature a handful of good games, with the rest being a load of all tat just there to make up the numbers or act as padding.

It's even worse if you come across some of those packs that boast over a thousand games, only to discover that actually, there are probably ten...

Essential Sudoku (DS)

Essential Sudoku (DS)

We know what you are thinking.

You have looked at the score at the bottom of the page, noticed that it is quite high and wondering how on earth a Sudoku package could possibly be rated so highly. The answer is that it isn't the Sudoku that holds our interest, it's the rather well hidden mode of picture puzzle that has us gripped, otherwise known as picross. For those who haven't played 'Picture..

Metroid Prime Pinball (DS)

Metroid Prime Pinball (DS)

Morph (pin)ball

“Chalk and cheese” is a phrase usually used when comparing two objects of juxtaposing qualities. Such a phrase could be applied to the titles “Metroid Prime” and “pinball”, so it's quite a compliment to developers “Fuse Games” that it merged these two contrasting entities into an enjoyable DS game. Metroid Prime...

Contra 4 (DS)

Contra 4 (DS)

Some of us have waited nearly two decades for this game - does Konami's latest 2D effort match the brilliance of the SNES Contra III?

Konami’s Contra (AKA Gryzor, Probotector) is one of those franchises that has struggled to make the transition from 2D to 3D. After the excellent arcade and 8-bit editions, lucky SNES and Megadrive owners were...

Boogie (DS)

Boogie (DS)

Dancing seems to be everywhere right now, so why not in your pocket?

More musical mayhem hits the DS in the form of the discotastic Boogie, a smaller, simpler sibling of the Wii title released a few months ago. The concept is quite simple, its a dancing game, pretty much in the vain of the infamous Dance Dance Revolution but with a few twists thrown in. Firstly your “controlling” your dance..

Orcs & Elves (DS)

Orcs & Elves (DS)

The orcs have overrun the mountain, can you get to the bottom and save the King?

Your father, Eöl, has recently passed away and so you are travelling to meet one of his old friends, a Dwarven King named Brahm. Eöl and Brahm once fought together in a great war aided by magical weapons gifted to them by a powerful wizard. Eöl was given a talking wand named Ellon and Brahm a war hammer named..

Bomberman Story DS (DS)

Bomberman Story DS (DS)

Hudson pulls Bomberman out of the multiplayer arena and drops him into another game type. Is it a successful transition?

When a company succeeds in creating a strong mascot chances are it will milk the character for all its worth. Mario has driven karts, gained a PhD and hosted numerous parties, for example. However, there’s a fine line between...

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

It's taken a while but Link is finally ready to embark on his first DS adventure. Can he work his magic on the small screen?

No doubt many of you have already seen the many positive reviews for The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass dotted all over the Internet. We realize we’re a bit late with our own critique of this highly anticipated...

The Simpsons Game (DS)

The Simpsons Game (DS)

We've seen several Simpsons games over the years, not all of them good... can the DS version buck the trend?

Love them or loathe them, you can’t deny the incredible staying power of The Simpsons. This popular TV series has now been on air for almost two decades and shows no sign of running out of ideas – an incredible feat when you consider most...

Picross DS (DS)

Picross DS (DS)

Nintendo's latest in the 'Touch! Generations' series hits the DS. Is this the puzzle game to beat all puzzle games?

I'm not sure about you, but I love a good puzzle. Have done for years. When I was a kid, I used to love jigsaw puzzles. Nowadays, I don't like to do anything on a Sunday before finishing the Daily Mirror's Sumdoku puzzle. It's like Sudoku but way harder! I'm also a huge game fan,..

Honeycomb Beat (DS)

Honeycomb Beat (DS)

Another week, another DS puzzle title hits the shelves - but is this one worth your valuable time?

Here at NintendoLife we’re constantly surprised by the steady stream of puzzle titles released on the DS; rarely a month passes without a new game appearing on the shelves hell bent on exercising your flagging grey matter. The DS touch screen interface is undoubtedly well suited to the puzzle genre..

FIFA 08 (DS)

FIFA 08 (DS)

EA has already had several kicks at the ball when it comes to creating the ultimate DS soccer game - has the company finally succeeded with this latest effort?

With the Wii instalment of FIFA 08 leaving us extremely impressed indeed, we had particularly high hopes for the Nintendo DS version here at NintendoLife. Although the franchise has come in for some harsh criticism over the years, things..

The Sims 2: Castaway (DS)

The Sims 2: Castaway (DS)

EA's best selling franchise relocates to a somewhat less comfortable environment - but is this a situation worth surviving?

In the modern world of capitalism it’s a commonly accepted fact that when a company hits upon a successful concept they’ll flog it for all it’s worth. This is clearly demonstrated by EA’s highly lucrative Sims franchise - in the past year or so we’ve already..

MySims (DS)

MySims (DS)

MySims arrives on the DS. Is it time to remove Animal Crossing: Wild World from your DS cart slot?

On paper EA’s MySims seems like the perfect game concept for the Nintendo DS. The machine has already proven it can play host to vibrant ‘virtual worlds’ thanks to Nintendo’s best selling Animal Crossing: Wild World. The enduring allure of the ‘Sims’ brand is also a massive plus point and..

Luminous Arc (DS)

Luminous Arc (DS)

Altus bring us yet another slice of Japanese RPG gaming - but can Luminous Arc present a solid challenge to the best the genre has to offer?

While it’s certainly true that we’re all hardcore Ninty fans here at Nintendo Life, it would be silly to suggest we don’t dabble with rival systems from time to time. One manufacturer that is almost...

Dragon Ball Z: Goku Densetsu (DS)

Dragon Ball Z: Goku Densetsu (DS)

Cardmehameha!

[screenshot=468bc2098dbeb]Card Based Combat[/screenshot]Sorry, I had the overwhelming urge to begin this review with a play on words involving DBZ and cards… and that was the best I could do! Anyway, to the point. Dragon Ball Z is quite easily the most recognisable cartoon to come out of Japan. I remember the days of my childhood where I would wish to have the strength of Goku, the..

Worms: Open Warfare 2 (DS)

Worms: Open Warfare 2 (DS)

Worms kinda lost it’s way big time. Some games welcomed the switch into 3D, making them feel fresher, fuller and on the whole a lot more enchanting. Worms was not one of those games.

Last year, Team 17 decided to bring the series back to it’s routes. DS and PSP iterations of the game reminded us why the game was so crudely popular on the PC way back in the mid/late 90s. A combination of..