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Overall 9


Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Namco Bandai continues to impress us here at Family Friendly Gaming. They had a solid E3 2011. They keep producing games with families in mind. DualPenSports is a wonderful idea on the Nintendo 3DS. In fact this game feels like a Wii game in many ways.
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Overall 6

Pen Power

15 August 2011
  • Excerpt: At first glance, Dual Pen Sports looked like Wii sports on the 3DS. For the most part it was identical only with a more sluggish control scheme. I spent many hours trying to get the feel for the odd, two stylus controls.
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Overall 6

3DS Review - 'DualPenSports'

30 July 2011
  • Summary: DualPenSports is the only Nintendo 3DS title with dual-action stylus control, enabling handheld gamers a new and immersive way to compete in classic sports games.
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Nintendo 3DS Game

Gear Diary
8 July 2011
  • Excerpt: This Nintendo 3DS exclusive game takes full advantage of the console’s touch and 3D capabilities as the first dual touch action sports game. The two included light green styluses are ideally lightweight while the gameplay equals the appealing packaging.
  • Pros: easy to pick-up-and-play, touch screen mechanics, responsiveness,  multiplayer mode, purposeful menus, potential for the dual stylus gameplay
  • Cons: more opportunities to use the dual stylus exclusively, text translations, expanded character customization
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2 July 2012
  • Conclusion: DualPenSports is a misguided attempt at starting a 3DS franchise based on a technically and practically ineffective gimmick. Even when played with a single stylus, the sports themed games tend to be uninspired and lacking in longevity and fun factor.
  • Cons: Can't use two styluses on the go, Dual stylus isn't required for most modes and seems forced, Low amount of content for a 'full fledged' game, Often feels more like a test than a fun gaming experience
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Clash of the styluses

Pocket Gamer
10 October 2011
  • Conclusion: A collection of sporting mini-games that, while initially entertaining, prove far too simple and lifeless
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Overall 5

Test de DualPen Sports

2 March 2014
  • Summary: Focus final... Sortant de nulle part, DualPen Sports offre une toute nouvelle façon de jouer sur Nintendo 3DS. Bien pensé, mais mal utilisé, ce nouveau gameplay déplaira probablement à plusieurs personnes.
  • Pros: -Le nouveau gameplay quoi qu’un peu bâclé -Certaines activités se démarquent du lot, comme le ski
  • Cons: -Le prix! -Durée de vie rehaussée artificiellement en raison de la redondance -Copié-collé sur les Mii?
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Overall 6

Dual Pen Sports

26 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Ich mag die Idee hinter dem Spiel, allerdings scheitert es hierbei etwas an der Umsetzung, denn viel zu oft braucht ihr im Grunde genommen nur einen der beiden Sticks, um ein Minispiel erfolgreich zu absolvieren, wodurch Dual Pen Sports seine Daseinsberechtigung verliert.
  • Pros: Mii-Abkömmlinge kann man etwas modifizieren, Gute Idee.., Sieben verschiedene Sportarten und zweieinhalb Spielmodi
  • Cons: Grafisch nun wirklich nicht spannend, … aber nur mäßig umgesetzt, da sich vieles mit einem Pen genauso gut spielen lässt, 3D-Effekt überflüssig, weil er nichts zum Spiel beiträgt und oftmals irritiert, Bitte mehr Highscores!, Umfang zu kurz geraten, Kein großartiger Anspruch vorhanden
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Overall 6

Dual Pen Sports

3 September 2013
  • Summary: ¿Siempre quisiste ser ambidiestro? Es el momento de demostrar tu habilidad
  • Pros: Nueva jugabilidad con dos stylus. Variedad de deportes y dificultades.
  • Cons: Repetitivo. Pierdes interés a medida que juegas.
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Overall 6


10 May 2012
  • Excerpt: La 3DS n'est sortie que depuis quelques mois, mais deux compilations sportives ont déjà fait leur apparition dans le catalogue de la console. Mais attention, DualPenSports est censé voir plus loin en intégrant une notion un peu particulière : la coordination entre vos deux mains, à l'aide de deux...
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