Summary: First you should understand I only give a 5 star review if it meets very specific criteria. 1) it must be playable by people of all skills levels (though you may have a low score for less skill) 2) it must be pleasing to the eye, in context with the platform it is made for, not by comparing it to some HD home console which would be unfair. 3) it must have sufficient content to feel well balanced and well rounded out, not slapped together.
Summary: The game is great, game-play is immediately addictive... Getting the hang of controlling Ivy is pretty much a snap on the DS. I've not gotten very far in the game just yet, but with over one hundred levels this should keep me occupied for a bit. While finding the red feathers in each stage can be tricky, the game is more on the action side of things, like Mario Vs. Donkey Kong, as Ivy continues walking forward until there's an obstacle, similar to the Mini Mario's...
Summary: Yuji Naka's first non-Sega title is an absolute doozy, a beautifully crafted tribute to Lemmings, Naka's all-time favorite game by the way. I've played this on the Wii, but it is a far more satisfying experience on the DS - as all games that make smart use of the stylus usually are. Don't be put off by the light-hearted exterior (in my eyes anyway, that's part of the appeal) as this one's a gem!
Cheap and Fun! A bit on the repetitive side though.
Joshua Ankney "Harvester", Amazon
12 August 2011
Summary: I bought this game off Amazon for 7 dollars just to grow my DS library. It is a quick pick up and play game with an easy concept to get used too. It starts off very light on the difficulty, but quickly ramps up and it sort of has a Professor Layton feel to it. I've played it using single cart multiplay, which is a big purchasing push for me, and it held up well, with a few solid multiplayer options.
Summary: "Ivy the Kiwi?" is a simple little game to sink a few hours into. Ivy is a little bird that's lost it's mother, the player must help her find her way across fifty levels to finally reach the bird's goal. What makes this game unique is that you don't control Ivy herself, instead (using your DS Stylus) you draw lines (they look like green, leafy vines) to help the little bird avoid pits, spikes, and enemies. Thankfully, the controls are simple and responsive.
Summary: This game is just ok. You dont control Ivy, she just keeps running. You control the vines and if you dont place them right she just keeps running back and forth. I am only on the 4th level, it is getting harder to do. I think it can get quite boring after awhile.
Summary: I have been looking forward to this game for a while, and it hasn't seemed to be advertised much. I don't know why, because I think it's a really fun game. The character Ivy is so cute, and it is a blast playing with the stylus and touchscreen on the dsi. I am not the savviest game player, but this game, although challenging, is quite addictive and easy to pick up.