Summary: Colorful worlds and challenging at times, Nervous Brickdown is not too easy that bore you or too hard that frustrate you. I consider this game to be highly addictiveand an excellent time killer. For those of you who likes the classic Breakout, get it!
Highly addictive creative remake on the classic Breakout
Avril Sol, Amazon
9 March 2008
Summary: I asked my husband to get Nervous Brickdown because of good reviews in Nintendo Power magazine. From the moment I got it, I could hardly put it down! There are 10 worlds, 4 of which are unlocked when you first start. There are boss levels (SP) on each world. You are given 6 lives for each game. Depending on how good you are, you can complete one world with a few or all lives remaining.
Summary: I'm about as new to the Nintendo DS as I am to "gaming," but this card is really fun. It's probably not very challenging to a real gamer, but it's simple enough to hold even a beginner's attention. I'm usually more into the puzzle types of games, but this is pretty cool for an old lady.
Summary: I keep hoping that someday, someone will release another Breakout-type game as good as the all-time (and extremely underrated) masterpiece Thunder and Lightning, made in 1990 for the NES. This is not it. The graphics and gameplay in two of the four "worlds" initially open, Pow and Ghost, are fine. However, the boat and the school assignment worlds are silly and have repetitive, uninteresting game play.
Meredith A. Holman "reader and gamer fr OH", Amazon
9 March 2008
Summary: I love the vibrance of this game. It is quite a bit like super breakout, but it is more difficult. There are different levels to earn and play. It is nice for a change of pace, however I find myself putting it down about 15 min. after I pic it up as I get fed up with it quickly.
Summary: It's just like Break Out. So don't expect too much. But the DS version has added enough to make it fresh and fun. If you aren't the best at Break Out, prepare to get stuck. A lot. I get very frustrated with this game and have to put it down or I will throw my DS. I don't have the most patience, so maybe it's just me. Other then the frustration level, this game has enough to keep you busy for awhile. The $19.99 price tag makes it even more sweet.
Summary: If you like the brick breaking blockout type game genre, you will love this game. The touchscreen brings to the game the ease of moving the paddle that you've always wanted. The different types of games involved branch out from the basic genre of 1-paddle in a fixed line into sometimes multiple paddles, being able to LEAVE the paddle and just bust things yourself, 3-d movement, and much more.
Graphic Novel / Manga Reader "ownstoomanybooks", Amazon
11 August 2007
Summary: I am a fan of Arkanoid on the NES (Nintendo System) and I love playing 'ping pong' type of a game where you move the paddle to catch the ball and bounce it back up and forth, hitting blocks or bricks along the way. I recently bought Break 'Em for the DS and found it okay. I beat the game. It had no variety but it was a bit challenging. I figured since I won the game, why keep playing it. So then I saw Nervous Brickdown for the DS and it sounded interesting.
Summary: Nervous Brickdown is an awesome revisiting of retro Breakout-style gameplay, wrapped in a much prettier and more innovative package, with many cool worlds to unlock. Highly recommended for those of us who are older gamers!