Excerpt: BOING! Docomodake Developer: AQ Interactive Publisher: Ignition Entertainment Genre: Puzzle/Platformer Release Date: 03/10/09 Cell phone mascots are generally the last thing anyone thinks of when they think video games, especially when said mascots are for companies halfway around the world.
Excerpt: I have to be honest and say that when I received Boing! Docomodake for the Nintendo DS I had no idea of what the game was about and who the main character in the game is. So thanks to the power of the internet I did a little research and found out that the mushroom like character is actually based...
Excerpt: A strange candidate for localization if I ever saw one, Boing! Docomodake DS portrays the adventures of Docomodake, the mushroom mascot of a major Japanese mobile provider, in the form of a platforming puzzle game.
Cute platform puzzle game needs a better tutorial.
Common Sense Media
16 January 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a game in which you play as the mascot of a Japanese cell phone company. But this consumerism won't be apparent to kids in the U.S. While this game looks like a cute kids' game that's simple to play, certain levels can be somewhat maddening.
Excerpt: If you were wondering what's behind the Boing Docomodake name, it comes from a Japanese cell company, Docomo. Docomo's mascot is the main character in this neat little game, and the "boing" part has to do with the way you'll navigate through the game.
Conclusion: Obviously, Papa Docomodake has a trick or two to help him on his quest. With a tap of the stylus he can release 'Minis' that aid him when the going gets a little tough. Remember, Minis make the impossible possible!
Excerpt: It is tempting to use the words ‘charming’, ‘innocent’ and even ‘disarming’ to describe Ignition Entertainment’s crack at harnessing the unique features of the DS to deliver a similarly original and quirky Japanese puzzle/platformer.
Conclusion: Bevor ich Boing! Docomodake DS in den Händen gehalten habe, hatte ich noch nie von dem Spiel, geschweige denn dem Hauptcharakter gehört. In Japan ist Docomodake ein bekanntes Werbe-Maskottchen für Kommunikationsmedien.