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101 in 1 Explosive Megamix
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: 101 in 1 Explosive Megamix is huge. It is also tiny at the same time. How can I bring those two polar opposites together and make it work? Hopefully the same way Family Friendly Gaming brings so many diverse people from various backgrounds together driving toward the same traditional goal. 101 in 1 Explosive Megamix has a ton of mini games. Each mini game is very small. Take 101 of them, and its huge.
Excerpt: This is one of those "shoot first, ask questions later" game concepts that actually works. 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is really just 101-in-1 , a big bungle of mini-games in a single cartridge. The potential for games to drag or for massive repetition is huge, but 101-in-1 dodges that bullet by using simple models for inspiration.
A big collection of varied but uninspired short minigames.
Common Sense Media
12 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a collection of short minigames presented in an simple, cartoony style. There is some mild cartoon violence which shows up in minigames about a 2D tank battle, sticking a voodoo doll with pins, and a paintball battle.
Excerpt: When a copy of 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix landed in Gamervision HQ, I didn’t even know what it was. It wasn’t even close to being on my radar, despite being published by Atlus in North America. As I soon found out, the title says it all: 101 minigames on one DS cartridge for the budget price of $20. I thought that it sounded like a great value, and that even if some of the games weren’t so great, there had to be enough good content to warrant the price.
Conclusion: 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix has a handful of promising mini-games, but the bulk of them end up being titles you’d normally find on a flash site. Given the price tag, I’d recommend picking it up if you find yourself traveling a ton, or are away from a computer for large amounts of time.
Summary: It's 101 mini-games in one ... what could go wrong? For starters, none of the games are much fun. Couple that with the fact that many of the games have terrible control problems and you have one of the worst Nintendo DS games of the year. I would be hard pressed to name even one of the 101 games that I would recommend independent from this lousy product! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Summary: It used to be that a video game compilation was a thing to avoid. Because the 8- and 16-bit cartridges were so small, video game compilations were full of small, buggy games that sacrificed quality in order to have quantity. Then things changed. Thanks to the invent of CDs and DVDs (and even UMDs), game companies were finally free to load up their discs with as many games as they could fit, all without worry of the quality.
Conclusion: 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix looks to be a great buy for any casual gamer or mini-game fanatic. However, in a genre that's become washed out over the years by more of the same, this game fails to separate itself from the typical flash based game you'll find on the internet. Imperfect controls, a lack of online leader boards, and little replay value only hurt the game's image even further.