DS Reviews

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)

Court is now in session! Will the defendant please take to the stand?

For everyone outside of Japan, Phoenix Wright is a bold and new concept for a game. Can Western gamers really appreciate a highly text driven game about a defence attorney? For the case against this game for being a waste of money, I plea with you, members of the jury, hear this review and then pass your verdict. Phoenix Wright..

The Urbz: Sims in the City (DS)

The Urbz: Sims in the City (DS)

Boooorrrinnggg!

The Urbz: Sims in the City is a poorly made Sims experience. In fact, this is a completely different experience from the original Sims title. The Sims was a slow paced game where you could play God and control how people live their lives. Unfortunately, the Urbz doesn't give you the same freedom that the original Sims gave you. The object of this game is to basically become as..

Point Blank DS (DS)

Point Blank DS (DS)

Dr. Don & Dr. Dan return to our screens, breaking free from the PlayStation universe and emerging on the DS.

For those that don't know, Namco's Point Blank series originated as an arcade title back in 1994 along with its partner in crime, Time Crisis. Both games were ported over to the PlayStation using the fashionable G-Con 45 light gun. Point Blank was followed by two excellent sequels on the..

New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

Nintendo re-imagines their classic Super Mario Bros. title and the results are quite impressive.

Just a little over 20 years ago, Nintendo released their Nintendo Entertainment System onto the US gaming market and packaged with it, a game that would forever change the landscape of video games. This game was the original Super Mario Bros. and it...

WarioWare Touched! (DS)

WarioWare Touched! (DS)

A truly touching game...

The biggest mistake you could possibly make with WarioWare Touched is overlooking it due to the simplistic visuals. Until you play the game it isn't apparent that this simplicity is what keeps WarioWare so entertaining. If there ever was a DS game that can appeal to all ages, this surely is it. I must admit that the subset of the population who overlooked WarioWare for its..

Sonic Rush (DS)

Sonic Rush (DS)

Our favorite blue hedgehog returns in his first DS outing and along with that brings a new friend along for the ride: Blaze the cat.

So what does this mean for all those Sonic fans who still feel Sonic 3 and Knuckles was the last great Sonic game? Nothing because this is just as good if not better! No longer do we have bottomless pits from Sonic...

Pac N Roll (DS)

Pac N Roll (DS)

Pac's on a roll, with no self-control

Everyone knows Pac-man from his highly addictive debut arcade game, but for a while now Pac-man has been taking a walk on the wild side and venturing into the world of 3D. So it came as no surprise to see that the yellow gobbler has made it onto another DS game, this time 3D. And Thus starts the Pac 'n Roll experience: For me, and many other gamers, Pac-man has..

Project Rub (DS)

Project Rub (DS)

"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...

Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)

Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)

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...

Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (DS)

Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (DS)

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...

Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble (DS)

Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble (DS)

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..

Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)

Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)

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...

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (DS)

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (DS)

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..

Super Princess Peach (DS)

Super Princess Peach (DS)

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...

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (DS)

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (DS)

Mario and Luigi return for another hilarious adventure and this time its double double trouble.

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...

Pac-Pix (DS)

Pac-Pix (DS)

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..

Jump Superstars (DS)

Jump Superstars (DS)

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..