Critic & User Reviews
great but not without (minor) flaws
posted by Transfer (LOMBARD, IL) Oct 24, 2006
Member since Oct 2004
4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
irritating but tolerable.
second flaw the pictochat on wifi great idea but its not pictochat they give you some pictochat options but the sendable text is pre selected (IE you use the touch to scroll through a list of thing like Nice!! akkk!! sorry!! one more!! good game!! and when the one you want is highlighted you hit send) come on at least a keyboard if we cant use the full drawing function for size transmission reasons or whatever.
o and the rules for some of the games are rather cryptic. but the way its set up to play makes you play correctly even if you dont understand the strategy and lose you still cant break the rules.
other than that one of the very best games for ds this and tetris ds are my 2 current favs
One of the best games I've played for the DS.
posted by njdmmoe (BUTLER, NJ) Nov 21, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The best part of me is the online play. I can get a room of my friends together or just sign on and play people around the world. Playing another living person is a lot more fun than the computer, and when you play friends you can chat and what not.
I highly recommend this game to anyone. It's not fast paced or graphically beautiful but it's a lot of fun. Plus you'll want to play it a lot longer than most games because of the online part. Even after you unlock things and master different games, you can still go online to challenge people. That spices it up for me.
Good assortment of games, very addictive
posted by LynneR (KING OF PRUSSIA, PA) Jan 15, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The rules provided for each game are very detailed and helpful, and the ability to set the skill level of your virtual opponent is nice, too.
Note that some familiar games are here under unfamiliar names (probably due to copyright issues). "Turncoat" is really "Othello", and "Word Balloon" is similar to "Wheel of Fortune".
This was my introduction to Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection, and this game makes great use of it. Super-easy to set up, and very cool to be able to quickly find a live person to play a few hands of Rummy with!
All in all, a winner.
posted by MrCrypt (FARMINGVILLE, NY) Oct 14, 2006
Member since Nov 2005
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Lack of options kills this game
posted by madrain (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 21, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Well, just to give a little warning, this game has almost no options. I mean, they give you a pretty good amount of face icons to choose from, and that's about it. You'll spend forever trying to beat Challenge mode (frustrating) just to unlock some different music. Whenever a game gets close to ending, it plays this frantic music - keep in mind that some games can go on for 20 minutes like this, with the same annoying music blaring away. No option to turn it off.
Most of the games have few or no options to customize them. If you've never played any of these games before, this probably won't bother you. If you're used to playing any of the card games, for instance, forget common house rules being included.
Mahjong in particular annoyed me as all the edge pieces glow with a pulsating yellow light, and there's no option to turn it off. It makes the game more annoying, although quite a bit easier (which may not be a good thing - to me it's not).
Player Speed would have been nice when playing single player, since you'll have to play through Stamp mode in order to unlock all the games. Some of the card games in particular are retardedly fast and it's hard to keep up with what's going on. An option to slow down the computer players would have been wonderful.
A few of the card games are hideous. There's one in particular, I forget if it's pig or spit or what, but there's honestly no need for a human player at all. The game automatically tells you what card you're going to play, your only input being to press okay on your turn, until you find out if you win or lose. No skill to it at all. Also, no fun.
If you're a fan of most of these games, give the game a rent and check it out. I bought it and love it, but I thought there were things about it others might want to know before throwing down their hard-earned cash.
posted by Jenpooh (STATESVILLE, NC) Aug 14, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
not for me
posted by horsumhack (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jun 11, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
pretty much as it says. i'm strictly a single player gamer and, though this game did make a sort of single player progression that was not bad, the difficulties of the games were sort of erratic and alot of these classic games are sort of, well, boring, so i didn't last terribly long. for the right audience it seems pretty well made, comparatively, to other games of this ilk. of course, that's why i even bothered to try it (i am a slave to good reviews!). but in the end, its a perfunctory sort of game, perhaps something to play with others, and that's about it.
posted by sayandjohn (BESSEMER, AL) Feb 22, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
Talk about variety!!!
posted by FrozenSilv (ANDOVER, MA) Feb 2, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
Didn't get a 10 because: Well, there isn't really a story, and some one game I couldn't stand (Pig).
Great variety of games
posted by foxy42 (YONKERS, NY) Dec 22, 2008
Member since Dec 2008
posted by Leemarie (LITCHFIELD, MN) Aug 30, 2008
Member since May 2008
posted by szeven (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Feb 2, 2008
Member since Jun 2007
Great for older kids..
posted by bobnrl (CHICOPEE, MA) Dec 21, 2007
Member since Dec 2007
posted by millertv (SHERMAN OAKS, CA) Jun 1, 2007
Member since Sep 2005
posted by nnaatteedd (BIG STONE GAP, VA) Nov 27, 2006
Member since Jul 2006