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Big Bang Mini

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Overall 8

A DS Shooter That's Overwhelming But Awesome

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Excerpt: While developers struggle to find ways to use the Wii's unique controls, the DS is home to a treasure trove of unique and interesting arcade style titles. Add Big Bang Mini to that list. Using only the stylus, you move a small globe around the bottom screen, making swiping motions to shoot at the enemies above. The simple mechanics work well, providing an ingratiating twist on the top-down shooter.
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Overall 9
Gameplay 1
Graphics 1
Sound 1
Versatility 1
Funfactor 1

Big Bang Mini (DS) Review

4 September 2009
  • Summary: In simple terms, the game is fun, addictive and deep. Plus when you take into account the different game modes and essentially a free alarm clock at only $19.99, it’s not just a bargain price, it’s a steal! Save for maybe Orange Box from Valve, I haven’t seen a game with this much content in one little package. Pull out that $20 bill out of your wallet and head to the store right now (and maybe another buck or two for tax) – you won’t regret it!
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Big Bang Mini

The Armchair Empire
7 August 2009
  • Conclusion: old-school gameplay mix of Space Invaders and Centipede, Big Bang Mini is a definitively unique gaming experience. Using the stylus, the gamer shoots fireworks into some rather unique enemies that occupy the top screen of the DS. Including big, bloated piranhas, Space Invader-inspired space ships, Egyptian-themed pharaoh heads, translucent giant spiders, Chinese New Year’s dragons, and plenty of other strange and colorful creatures and entities.
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Overall 8
Graphics 9
Sound 8
Control 9
Addiction 8

Big Bang Mini Review

Cheat Code Central
12 July 2009

Big Bang Mini Review

11 June 2009
  • Excerpt: I've got a confession to make. When I first heard of Big Bang Mini I didn't think: "That's a shmup with fireworks." No, what I actually thought was: "That sounds like a porn film. A particularly disturbing one at that." Luckily for you (and my reputation), I did a spot of research. Big Bang Mini is the second game from little-known four-person Paris developer Arkedo Studio.
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Overall 8

Big Bang Mini

Video Game Generation
13 May 2009
  • Summary: This is an entertaining, frenetic, and lovingly crafted schmup that is right at home on the DS. Accessible enough for new players to get acclimated, and challenging enough for hardcore gamers to get their fix, this is a universal choice to gift to any DS owner. Though it is devoid of useful multiplayer, the package as a whole is so fun that hardly anything negative can be said.
  • Pros: Clever and intriguing level designs., Bizarre, colorful and interesting enemies., Intuitive controls., Simple but challenging., Value-priced.
  • Cons: It's short., No real multiplayer support., Some may not enjoy stylus-only controls.
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Big Bang Mini (Nintendo DS) Review

8 May 2009
Overall 9

Big Bang Mini

Game Vortex
1 May 2009
  • Excerpt: What makes a game casual? What makes a game hardcore? These are some of the questions that have lately been circulating throughout the ever-evolving gaming community. Southpeak Interactive and Arkedo answer these questions by asking a better one: if the game is fun, then who cares? Big Bang Mini is the vehicle for this argument and everyone should hop on.
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Overall 8

NDS Review - 'Big Bang Mini'

29 April 2009
  • Summary: SouthPeak Games' Big Bang Mini is a fireworks-based shooter centered around filling the night sky with brilliant bursts of fireworks to take out encroaching enemies.
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Overall 7

Test Big Bang Mini DS

Generation NT
24 April 2009
  • Conclusion: A qui conseiller Big Bang Mini ? Aux amoureux de jeux "à part" ? Oui, car le gameplay ne provoque pas d'enragements contre la console lors d'échecs (sauf en cas d'hypertension), et la durée de vie est suffisamment bonne pour qu'on n'ait pas (trop) à râler. Les fans de shoot them up, quant à eux, pourront juger que le titre d'Arkedo n'est pas bien difficile, avec des patterns pas très surprenants, et que les gourmands de scores à exploser ne sont pas gâtés pour un sou...
  • Pros: Une expérience unique, La maniabilité sans reproche, Jamais la DS n'aura été aussi colorée, Le prix
  • Cons: Un ensemble répétitif (niveaux et musique), Un scoring guère présent..., ...et une durée de vie qui s'en ressent
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