Critic & User Reviews
Don't Let the Simplicity Fool You! Amazingly Deep!
posted by lazygamer (Northridge, CA) Sep 26, 2006
Member since Jan 2003
21 out of 22 gamers (95%) found this review helpful
A Must Own
posted by db013616 (BATH, NY) Sep 28, 2006
Member since May 2005
8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Good clean fun
posted by Haystack (WESTERVILLE, OH) Oct 5, 2006
Member since Sep 2006
4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game does put a new spin on RPGs, however - it features tank battles. Picture Howl's Moving Castle, but with cannons that launch all the items you find and collect in every level. You can collect the "baddies" too, and once you have enough they offer to help you with your tank battles. Collecting is made very simple: bounce the items/baddies onto your head and deposit them on one of many carts around you that head back to your town. Not hard at all.
In fact, the whole game lacks much of a challenge. I never lost a tank battle, for one thing. Once a tank reaches 0 HP, the "heart" of it must be destroyed by the opposing player. I would hit 0 HP very fast in some battles, but it was easy to keep the other guy out of my way until I could go to his tank and win. Also, I never died. You can literally walk through enemies unless they're actively attacking you. There's much potential for special moves in this game (you only ever unlock one), and the touch screen isn't used (unless you count "painting" in the castle, which has no point).
Despite the down sides, I say pick it up. It's worth it.
FUN INTERESTING NEW
posted by Pizzalogic (DAVIE, FL) Nov 20, 2006
Member since Sep 2006
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Its different, you run around different levels stretching your self out. And collect enemies and items to send back to town. Well what happends to these items. They become AMMO. IN a gigantic tank. Wich you engage in battle with against other tanks. When in battle you are in control of your crew. You load ammo in the cannons to fire, or even fire yourself or your crew at the enemy.
The game looks good. Its no 3D. But it has some nice color to it.
There is no multiplayer with one cartidge, but you can link up with friends who do have it. It keeps you comming back for more, but the story line wont.
Fun game. Its a definet must have. Its different from other titles. But thats what makes it so great.
this game deserves a 9!
great adventure game
posted by Interzone (RICHMOND, VA) Sep 26, 2006
Member since Dec 2005
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
this game is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by dragonstar (READING, PA) Aug 2, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
you get to do an attack called an elasto blast
you also get to battle in a tank called scheilmen tank
there are 20 monsters in the game
each one is different
this whole game is mostly about a slime trying to rescue
all the 100 slimes from a evil group named plob
you also have a rivalry against a slime named slival
oh i forgot to mention you do something alchemy
it is combining two items
also you get to have a crew to help you
when you capture 30 of a species you should go to the museum
you will see a statue of the monster you caught 30 times
also the monster,go and talk to it,it will want to be on your crew
oh i forgot something else you need recipes to make the item
at the end you battle the dark one,there is this slime at the left side
so talk to him and their ranks,rank C,rank B,and rank A
also if you rescue all 100 slimes you can go to rank S,win that you get
to go to rank ultimate if you win you get the title true masters of the
tank. Have fun playing this awesome game!!!!!!!!!!
posted by SkyosSolar (THOUSAND OAKS, CA) Dec 8, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
The only thing that was disappointing to me was movement. It was painfully slow...
But you ARE a slime in this game after all, what should one expect?
A must own!
cute, addicting, worth the time
posted by LorettaGP (Astoria, NY) Dec 31, 2008
Member since Dec 2008
The other main functionality of the game is the tank feature. Your first few tank battles are fairly easy, but they get super hard pretty fast. It's possible to become extremely strategic with how you arm and staff your tank, later on in the game. That involves an element of strategy that I think elevates this game past just a simple platformer and into something more. By the end, the tank battles were my favorite parts!
The drawbacks of the game? Well, it does start slow. And it doesn't use the touchscreen for actual game play. Also, I ended up spending a lot of time going back through levels, endlessly collecting items to make other items in the alchemy kettle. It was necessary to do this in order to win the later tank battles, and it was just rote, endless, "find a thing, throw it on the cart" for hours. You'll need something like, oh, 200 of those little red berry things, for example. Also? Just at the end, when I FINALLY had the world's most awesome tank, that's when the game ended.
-fun to play
-tank battles the best part
-not just for kids!
Solid Gameplay with Addictive Extras
posted by slurmaster (ARLINGTON, TX) Sep 22, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
Worth a gander.
it sneaks up on you
posted by Camberme (SACRAMENTO, CA) Jan 13, 2008
Member since May 2007
I don't have much to tell about the game but I would say it's worth at least a look, if you like silly rpg's with the ability to shoot your self out of cannons, at least play the game long enough to get your TANK. If you don't like it.. then you can return it.
Addictive single player, and great multiplayer
posted by slimz0rz (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Nov 25, 2007
Member since May 2007
The single player mode is a top down platformer with "collect them all" style gameplay. The levels are simple and enjoyable. They contain a variety of the classic Dragon Quest monsters and fairly uncomplicated puzzles.
The tank battle mode is particularly addictive. First introduced during the story mode, the goal is to defeat the opposing team's tank in a four on four team, head to head, battle. The battles allow for many different attack styles utilizing monsters and ammunition collected in the platformer sections of the game.
I originally bought this game for a friend who, after playing it, had me get a copy for the multiplayer tank battles. In multiplayer battles players choose from the tanks they've unlocked while keeping the team and ammunition they've set in single player. Since multiplayer depends on what's been unlocked, players can also set their tank's HP to create a handicap for more advanced players. Battling with real people is considerably more challenging then the game's AI though, and is a lot more fun.
The graphics and sound are very simple; so much so that this could have been a gameboy advance game. This doesn't distract from the gameplay though, and the game is still distinctly part of the Dragon Quest universe.
My only complaint is the size of what's available in game. Considering the size of the Dragon Quest franchise, it could have been a lot bigger. The multiplayer becomes mundane once both players max out their team's and ammunition, and the game dosen't allow for much customization to enhance the multiplayer strategies.
Overall a great game if you and a friend both have gamefly accounts. It's an easy game to get into, and a fun game to compete with.
kiddy but amazing
posted by GBADSWii (BROOKLYN, NY) Nov 11, 2007
Member since Oct 2007
Better than Expected
posted by TennisPro9 (NEWTOWN, CT) Sep 30, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
Can be fun.
posted by Vainbx (BRONX, NY) Jan 13, 2007
Member since Oct 2005
Bottom line: After an hour it gets incredibly fun.
Ignore the godsons if it bugs you. It gets Fun with tank battles.
This is stupid but I can't stop
posted by NINsane73 (JUSTICE, IL) Dec 17, 2006
Member since Nov 2006
Above my expectations for a DS game, however .....
posted by Penelope (MAPLE VALLEY, WA) Nov 8, 2006
Member since Oct 2006
Is this Zelda?
posted by casualgamr (MAYWOOD, CA) Nov 7, 2006
Member since Jun 2005
Your main goal in the game is to collect stuff. That's it. you collect monster's, coins, food, and weapons that you can combine to make other stuff. Then there are tank battles, this is were the RPG portion comes into play. Most of your sticky companions were caught and trapped in a tank that you have to battle and free.
You star out with two tanks facing eachother. Each tank has two cannons, 1 pointing up, 1 pointing down. When the battle starts you start putting items in your cannon, it sounds stupid but it's crazy fun.
So if you like Zelda, PLAY THIS GAME.
Best slime-related game of all time? Absolutely!
posted by MBrody (HOLLSOPPLE, PA) Oct 30, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
That being said, how could anyone approach this game without skepticism? I certainly was skeptical, but my thirst for a decent DS RPG led me to give Rocket Slime a shot. In a big way, it's more of an action-adventure than an RPG. There's not much in the way of story, but there's enough to keep you going. You don't equip your character or level up, but very similar things to these happen to your tank, so it balances out a bit.
So, is it any good? Well, I'm almost annoyed with the game, but it's a catch-22. They did such a terribly good job making a game about slimes that I wish they had put the same resources into a more serious RPG. I shouldn't complain about the game being good, but I can't help thinking that Square-Enix wasted a success.
That being said, I found myself becoming rather attached to the slimes by the end, incessant bad slime puns and all. It's such an odd sensation to find yourself thinking of a slime as "badass," but there I was by the game's conclusion. Rocket Slime just has that sort of infectious charm that keeps you playing without being able to properly explain why.
Mechanically, the gameplay is simple, but it works very well. The tank battles are a bit more complex, and can become very intense compared to the rest of the game. The game sometimes requires a somewhat surprising amount of finesse for how few "moves" your slime has.
Graphically, the game doesn't bother with 3d graphics for any section, but the 2d is done very well, and is smooth and pleasing to the eye. Nothing technically impressive, but nothing to complain about either.
Sound-wise the game is fairly simplistic, and a few effects can get repetitive. I didn't really notice them until I was close to the end, but some people might.
This is certainly worth a rental for any action-adventure fan.
posted by MrRogers (TAYLOR, MI) Oct 27, 2006
Member since Jul 2006
but since there is
no .5 rating
and my rating is closer to 9 then it is 8.
I give this a 9.
After spending the last couple of days with this game really makes me regret my dedecision of buying Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis over this. Even if you are not a fan of Dragon Quest series this game will deliver a excellent gameplaying experience, even more so if you are a casual fan or even the most hardcore.
A lot of the game reminds me of Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. The vibrant colours (I like using the chiefly British version of color, don't ask) and addictive gameplay draws you in quicker then expected. Don't let the juvenille appearance fool any of you either. This game can be rather difficult but will never feel one-sided.
Although the lack of stylus really sucks. For a game that requires you to stretch a frickin' slime repeatedly, it's nonsensical that you can't sling 'em yourself. But when it comes to fun you can't go wrong.
Oh yeah I went out and bought this game brand new. lol. I would do the same. A MUST OWN FOR ANY DS OWNER.
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
posted by AncientLGT (CHARLESTON, SC) Oct 19, 2006
Member since Oct 2006
If you're looking for a game for the weekend, or just something to play on a road trip or airline flight, this is probably the one for you. The lasting appeal of this game is not really more than a couple of days, a week at the most, so it's a play it up and then put it up.
I gave it a 7 mostly because it is an "original" type of game play and a very good start to Square's contributions to the DS.
Quick, but awesome!
posted by Shadow275 (BROOKLYN, NY) Oct 8, 2006
Member since Sep 2005
I saved all Slimes. =)
posted by HersheyBoy (ELLICOTT CITY, MD) Sep 23, 2006
Member since Nov 2005