Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime

 

ESRB Rating = E for Everyone

Price = $10.00
Players = 1-2 (if you have 2 copies of the game and 2 ds’)
‘The 100 strong population of Boingburg has been slimenapped! Only you, Rocket, can uncover the truth behind this evil scheme and save your fellow slimes!
Stretch, spring, and shoot your way through this action-packed adventure set in the Dragon Quest world.’
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S EXPLANATION/BOX ART? (10/10)
 
At first glance this game looks amazingly cartoon-y in comparison to most Dragon Quest games that are very animeoriented (illustrated by Akira Toriyama, artist of Dragon Ball) in the first place. So if you are attracted to cute anime cartoon drawings in your decision on videogames, you would most likely pick up this title up, and give it a once over.
The description of the game is dead on. You are the only slime not captured by the baddies, and you are tossed directly into the first world to start collecting items, enemies, and your town folk.
HOW IS THE GAME PLAY? (9/10)
 
This game’s interface is so easy to use that someone that’s never played a video game could pick this up and play it. I really enjoyed the simplicity and straight forward style of the game. If you love Super Nintendo style Blimp angle mode games likeChronotrigger, Zelda, or Secret of Mana, it’s set up just the same. But more along the lines of a Zelda style game.
You are the main weapon in the game, by holding down the button and slinging yourself at your enemies.That you can catch and use as weapons or toss them on the home transports to have copies of them back in your town. You can collect every item in the game by doing the same thing, and each item in the game is used for creating items for tank battles.
 What are tank battles? Well in the game you do end up getting into a lot of them to save more of your slime brethren and continue the plot line of the game. (It’s also the multi-player) Through out the game you come to hub bases that have Tank challenges. Where you get three slimes as helpers and the items that you have are used as ammunition to knock the enemy tank’s HP down to zero, for the win.
The only problem that I have is the game is so easy that i played through the entire game and didn’t die at all. The confrontation in the game is pretty much comparable to turning on the television. It’s really that easy.
 
 
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S GENRE? (10/10)
 
Well if you purchased this game thinking this game is an turn based rpg it is not. In fact it’s far from it. This game is a Classic style Zelda clone kinda platformer. Still has the Dragon Quest world, monsters, and style. But it plays just like an easy version of zelda.
 
THE ‘GAME OVER’ ALL? (97%)
 
I highly suggest this game. It’s one the cheaper games on the system, it’s fun and easy, and if you can find someone else with the game the Tank battles are a lot of fun.
If you are a less experienced Gamer this is a perfect title for you to start with. The puzzles are easy to figure out, the enemies are easily defeated, and the learning curve is self explanatory.
If you don’t play games but your children have a DS and complain that their games are just too hard. This game is definitely for them.
 
 
arbitrary credit for gore and nudity = 0
-Felix “the Brett” Prescott

The Addam’s Family (Nes)

 

Price = 10-15$ (manual – 5$ box- 10-20$)

Players = 1

HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S EXPLANATION/BOX ART? (10/10)

I love the Addam’s Family, and I always will. So I want to play this game.

It’s what usually happens with the Addam’s family. Someone wants their money, but this time someone has captured and hid the family around the property. Probably not the best place to hide them really.. I mean they are cooky and spooky for a reason. I’m sure they could get out themselves, but that doesn’t give you the role of Gomez, and saving them.. So let’s humor it a bit.

HOW IS THE GAME PLAY? (6/10)

Well as a lot of NES games go. You really have no idea what to do other than play and figure it out. Sometimes you’ll find someone early and they will give you a clue as to what to do to save them, but not really direction at all.

The game is kind of glitchy. Like sometimes so bad that you have to start over, but usually only when you are trying to do something dumb. Like jump through the top of the screen or something you normally wouldn’t be doing.

The play mechanics are a bit odd sometimes. You have to make sure you press the jump button perfectly when trying to bounce on something or you could fall down a pit fall. Some of them don’t kill you instantly like most games, but it does hurt you enough to piss you off, and the ones that do kill you instantly are always in the most annoying places for them. But, that’s normal.

The hit boxes on the game aren’t spot on at all, you do get hit randomly while trying to hurt something, but that’s not completely out of the ordinary.

 

HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S GENRE? (6/10)

Well it’s a plat-former. So a lot of the normalcy of these titles are here. Jump on stuff to kill it, and gather up the goods to complete the game.

Unfortunately, a lot of the mechanics in this game were designed so poorly that you would like to punch something close to you. But, once you understand the poor mechanics, it’s not too difficult to figure out. A lot of dumb things happen in this game, which are funny when you are trying to mess the game up, but on a serious play through.. it’s obnoxious!

again the aforementioned bad areas of the game. Hit box problems are always a downfall to scoring.

 

THE ‘GAME OVER’ ALL? (73%)

While I’ve mentioned a lot of the downfalls of the game, it’s still fun to play. If you enjoy the Addam’s family games. This one is better than Fester’s Quest, but not quite as good as Puggsley’s Scavenger Hunt. (Not to be confused with the 16 bit games)