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Cradle of Rome
8.2 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...
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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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Expert Review

DS-x2
10 hours ago
  • Conclusion: A vast array of bonus tools adds even more incentive to continue the game for as long as possible. Unlocking these tools not only makes clearing the board easier, but also increases the opportunity to gather more resources, gold and treasure!
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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.
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