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8.1 out of 10

Cradle of Rome

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Overall 8
8.0

Cradle of Rome

Auracore MediaWorks
6 April 2009
  • Summary: Best described as another take on Bejeweled with some light sim effects.
  • Pros: Simple but addictive gameplay; slight RPG elements work well; great for on the go
  • Cons: Uninteresting music; game can get a little repetitive; another Bejeweled clone
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 4
4.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Cradle of Rome

Nintendo World Report
28 February 2009
  • Summary: It's better than the average match-three puzzle game, but not by much.
  • Pros: Fun, match-three puzzle gameplay, Good touch screen controls
  • Cons: Little extra content, No multiplayer, Very derivative
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Overall 6
5.8

Cradle of Rome

The Gamers Temple
9 February 2009
  • Excerpt: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, than Bejeweled is one of the most flattered games in history. The latest Bejeweled clone to hit the DS is Cradle of Rome, and while it does try to add a few superficial flourishes to its gameplay at its core it's basically the same puzzle game most gamers have seen a hundred times at this point.
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Overall 6
6.0
Graphics 6
5.6
Sound 7
6.8
Control 5
4.8
Addiction 7
6.8

Cradle of Rome Review

Cheat Code Central
12 January 2009
Overall 7
7.4
Gameplay 8
7.6
Graphics 6
5.8
Sound 5
5.0
Longevity 7
7.0

Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome

NowGamer
21 November 2008
Overall 6
6.0

Cradle of Rome

GamesRadar
20 November 2008
  • Pros: Some degree of strategy, Unusual puzzle premise, Decent controls
  • Cons: Murky graphics, Feels sluggish, Not much depth
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Overall 7
7.0

Jewel Master: Cradle Of Rome

games xtreme
12 September 2008
  • Summary: We find a new way to build Rome in this Bejeweled style puzzler.
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Match-Sim-Slavery

Pocket Gamer
2 February 2009
  • Conclusion: An uninteresting matching puzzler that's slotted into a structure big on monotony, Cradle of Rome demonstrates game concepts shouldn't be built in a day
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Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome

Ready Up
28 November 2008
  • Summary: A vibrant puzzler that offers something more than simply chasing a high score. Die-hard puzzlers and purist traditionalists will perhaps resent the intrusion of the resource gathering and goals but it is a solid, nicely presented addition to the puzzler catalogue. Reviewed before scoring policy, score taken from gamerankings.com.
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Overall 5
5.0

Cradle of Rome

Gamereactor
15 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Fra det øjeblik Nintendo lancerede det lille DS-vidunder, har spiludgiverne bombarderet markedet med den ene lille puzzler efter den anden. Og der er heller ingen tvivl om, at den trykfølsomme skærm er som skabt til at flytte rundt med små brikker i en uendelighed. Der findes i forvejen et hav af puzzle-spil, og nu bliver vi altså begavet med endnu et af slagsen.
  • Pros: Mærkværdigt dragende. Udmærkede melodier.
  • Cons: Ikke nok dybde. Uelegant design af sværhedsgraden. Frustrerende banedesign. For små symboler at flytte rundt med.
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