Excerpt: If you look back at some of the games that have come out over the years, it’s amazing there haven’t been any major drug busts in the software development industry. No, seriously. Look at some of the games and their concepts that we’ve been subjected to.
Excerpt: Ever wonder what would happen if you mixed Mario with puzzle solving and the mascot of Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Docomo? Me neither, but then Boing Docomodake fell on my lap and I got to find out.
Conclusion: Boing! Docomodake DS is quirky enough that fans of Docomo will enjoy. Some people just can’t get enough of this lovable mushroom. Fans of platformers will find some challenge, though the brevity of the game may just be a turn off for many.
Excerpt: It's a non-Mario platforming game that also features mushrooms! These strange, but adorable characters have gone missings, are you able to master the technique of splitting and combining yourself to save your family?
Excerpt: Name: Boing! Docomodake Genre: Platform, Puzzle Platform: Nintendo DS Boing! Docomodake is mascot for NTT docomo, Inc, a Japanese cell phone company you’ve likely never heard of. If that doesn’t completely rope you in, nothing will.
Excerpt: If you’ve been to Tokyo recently, chances are you probably were exposed to Docomodake at least a few times, possibly without even realizing it. Like any other famed mascot from Nippon, a thing like Docomodake is commonplace in the oft-times kaleidoscopic whirlwind of Japanese consumerist culture.
Conclusion: But while they mount up, these are still relatively petty grievances. It's only really the brevity and ease of Boing! Docomodake that prevents it from scoring more highly. It's actually odd how quickly I became attached to Papa Docomodake and his family after years inured against cute by...