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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
7.4 out of 10

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

The formidable team of game creator Yuji Horii, artist Koichi Su Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Being free to explore the islands, Synthesizing new monsters, Collecting Dragon Quest monsters
  • Cons: You don't like collecting monsters?, Level grinding through the same places, Too much like Pokemon for some
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 7
6.5
Control 6
6.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
17 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Back in 1999, Enix saw the success of Nintendo's Pokémon franchise and decided it needed to get on the "gotta catch 'em all" bandwagon. And honestly, this wasn't such a bad idea for the company, as its Dragon Quest franchise had already spawned 6 titles, each one featuring a bevy of monsters from...
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0
Addiction 10
10

Joker is no Joke

GIN
21 April 2008
  • Excerpt: At first glance I wasn't sure if this was going to be a kids' game that would bore me, or if it was going to be an over-exaggerated attempt at porting a Saturday-morning-cartoon-esque game to the DS. I was actually surprised. The game started out with a bit of difficulty in the controls.
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Overall 8
7.6
Graphics 7
6.6
Sound 6
6.0
Control 7
7.4
Addiction 6
6.2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker Review

Cheat Code Central
1 April 2008
  • Summary: Compared to the original Dragon Quest, it's simpler, cuter, smaller, and a little dumber
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Overall 9
8.5

NDS Review - 'Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker'

WorthPlaying
19 February 2008
  • Summary: Hop on your sea scooter and navigate the seven isles of the Green Bays archipelago as you scout, train and synthesize a colorful array of over 200 classic Dragon Quest monsters.
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Overall 8
7.5

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (DS)

The Review Busters
18 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Collect them, battle friends and a whole lot more. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is a good game in the Dragon Quest series. The game may be lacking in some fields, but over all it is a good RPG experience on the Nintendo DS.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 6
6.0
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 6
6.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Nintendo World Report
29 December 2007
  • Summary: More like Dragon Quest Monsters: Grinder...
  • Pros: Great graphics, Lots of monsters
  • Cons: A weak story fails to reward the player, Synthesis forces even more grinding, Too much grinding
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GamingNexus
6 December 2007
  • Summary: Yeah I used that one for Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner, feel free to file a complaint with Charles. Seriously though, if you’ve got the latest Pokemon for either GBA or DS then you’re playing a game that Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker borrows heavily from, it just has a glossy coat of Square-Enix...
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Overall 8
8.0

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker review (DS)

HonestGamers
27 November 2007
  • Excerpt: It has been nearly 10 years since the Pokemon craze hit North America. Pikachu, Ash Ketchum, the urge to “catch ‘em all” – these became a part of our everyday lives. The anime was huge, the games were enormous, and the merchandise raked in billions.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 6
5.6
Sound 4
4.4
Storyline 6
5.6
Replay value 7
6.7

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

RPG LAND
14 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Heading up the slew of Dragon Quest games to be released in the short future, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is a monster-training spinoff based on the series’ popular creatures. Yes, of course it has slimes.
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