Summary: DS games are plentiful as fish in an ocean, but sometimes you wanna find something you don't normally see. Not to say that Monster Tale is out of the norm as a game, but i hardly doubt a lot of people have seen or heard of this ( unless you lounge around on the internet all day). Monster Tale is a hybrid game with a medium pace Mega Man-esque platforming and exploration in the way of Castlevania (these are just the mechanics).
Summary: A very fun metroidvania that can appeal to both kids and adults. My only complaint is you go through an entire section of the game map only to have to run all the way back there after picking up a certain item or gaining a certain skill. The back-tracking has little to do with function, but more to do with overall hours in the game. I'd rather the game just be shorter than being forced to back-track endlessly.
Summary: Monster Tale is one of the best Nintendo DS games I have ever played. I mean when you look at the cover of the box it says, "The next great DS game," and Nintendo Power who wrote that isn't joking around. The story of the game is your a girl who happens to find the portal to a monster world that has been over run by other kids who treat the monsters as their slaves.
Summary: This is a pretty simple game, but it is exactly what I've been looking for in a while. A game where you can tell the people wanted to make a game they would love. Think Metroid with the main character, where she gains abilities and power ups that help her get past obsticals, but then she has a tamagatchi you can feed and train that destroys the enemies. It's an excellent game, it's a little short, but great nonetheless.
Summary: The Good: *Great for old-school platformer fans *Fun characters *You get lots of power-ups so the game rewards you as you progress. *Catchy music overall *Good game for all ages The Bad: *Wow, you really have to back-track a lot in this game. It's as my friend would say back home "ridunkulous." You literally will run across the map to get a power-up & then have to back-track all the way to the other side of the map again.
Summary: A lot of times when a video game system is almost defunct, some really good games come out for it near the end of its retail life. That is typically because video game developers get really good at exploiting the system's capabilities to the fullest because it's been around for so long. Unfortunately, during that time, most players' eyes are on the next new system, and these little gems of games tend to get underappreciated and overlooked.