Summary: Released in 2006, this compendium of card, board and 'action' games bought many classics together in one helpful cartridge for the DS. But will it leave you frustrated by its simplicity or help pass the time. After the game has loaded a menu will come up with single player, multi-player and settings.
Pros: 42 games to suit every bodies liking, good use of stylus
Summary: This game does exactly what it says on the tin, no more and no less. There are 42 games to play which range from 'action games' including bowling, topple and soda shake, to board games such as chess, draughts, chinese checkers and backgammon, to single player games such as solitaire and mayjong solitaire. And of course, not forgetting the card games. There are three levels of card games which include hearts, cheat, rummy, betting games, pig etc.
Excerpt: Wow - 42 games on one tiny cartridge. Surely not thinks me. Maybe they have cheated by including small variations of the same game. But no. 42 different and separate games there are. And there's enough variation to keep everyone happy. Card games, board games, arcade(ish) games. Games of chance and games of skill.
42 All Time Classics (DS): Of all the games I have for the DS - this is the one that I ...
13 August 2012
Summary: This game does exactly what it says on the box. Nothing exciting, no flash graphics, 3d functionality or fictional story line spanning many centuries and/or galaxies. Just 42 games that you'd play in real life, if it didn't mean having to clear up afterwards! This game is (up to 8) multiplayer without others needing the game itself, so you can play cards/backgammon/chess etc with someone - without needing a flat surface/space etc.
Pros: Durability - I am still playing this five years since I bought it
Summary: I love vintage style games such as Tetris and Asteroids I guess I can sound weird in that respect but I actually found this Nintendo DS game actually pretty good. The game is 42 all time classics and it contains games such as bowling and dominoes and your aim is to either play the computer or play against friends, I much prefer against my friends and it adds to a challenge type situation.
42 All Time Classics (DS): Classic games for the DS
3 May 2010
Summary: 42 all time classics was one of the first games I bought for the DS. It's such a simple idea for a game that will please people of all ages. The game comprises of 42 different mini games (though I can't say that I've counted). The games are separated in to different categories as follows (I've also given examples of games that can be found within those categories): Basic Card Games (Including: Old Maid, Spit, Sevens) Intermediate Card Games (Including: Blackjack, Hearts,...
Summary: The beauty of 42 All-Time Classics is that you get 42 games for the price of one for your Nintendo DS. The only issue with it is that not all the games are "classics" and you'll certainly end up favouring certain ones over others in a very short time period. The games are categorised in to the following groups: BASIC CARD GAMES Old Maid Spit I Doubt It Sevens Memory Pig INTERMEDIATE CARD GAMES Blackjack Hearts President Rummy Seven Bridge Last Card Last Card Plus...
Pros: Loads of variety, some classics
Cons: Definitely some filler, lacks a stand out game
Excerpt: "...as you do play all 42 games in the collection and introduces you to games that you might not have considered playing before. In my case I discovered Takeover which is great fun to play. I think that this mode becomes pointless once you've unlocked all the features and games, so I probably won't use this mode again when I've completed the Hard level. ===Mission=== This mode lets you play the games but achieve certain requirements. This is my least ...
Pros: Good selection of games, challenging, multiplayer mode
Cons: Some obscure games, sound effects and music, can't save games
Summary: A game with 42 games in it certainly provokes the idea that you're going to be getting quantity over quality, and while none of these games are amazing, they are for the large part pretty fun, and there's a lot here to keep you entertained. Whether you want a card game or something a bit more involved, this anthology delivers. The gameplay has some very typical party games, like darts, where you have to better the AI's score to win.
Excerpt: "I received this game as a present and was actually surprised at just how much I first enjoyed it. Although I had to unlock many of the games, there were still many for me to choose from. Now I know this game has a high reputation, and I can tell why, it is so easy to use, for children and adults alike, but after I had played this game for just over a month, I had unlocked all the games, but I soon found myself bored. I had played all the games, ...