Excerpt: A light-gun shooting game in this day and age is a lot harder to pull off successfully than it was in the 1980s or even the 1990s. The novelty of video simulation has long since worn off. For a game that is basically a one-trick pony, gamers expect a wide variety of modes, a plot (even if it’s thinly-veiled) and replayability.
Excerpt: It's been more than five years since Dr. Dan and Dr. Don last appeared in Point Blank 3, and in the time since, light-gun games have become about as dead as the Latin language. Considering that Point Blank never really rose above its niche appeal, it seemed unlikely that there would ever be another entry in this quirky and enthusiastic series, which is part of what makes Point Blank DS such a pleasant surprise.
Pros: Capably translates light-gun controls into stylus controls, 40 minigames are some of the best from Point Blank's past, Solid two-player single-cart play, Dr. Dan and Dr. Don are back
Cons: Minigames boil down to long stretches of ceaseless screen tapping, Many minigames are functionally identical, "Classic" coin-op games are incredibly dull, Little incentive to keep coming back
Conclusion: Thanks to the DS lite’s excellent screen, Point Blank DS ’ visuals are extremely colorful and stimulating. Although the circus style will not please everyone, what’s present here is a solid display of what the Nintendo DS can do. Screenshots don’t do the game justice, since it’s far more impressive when you see it in action. A solid framerate that never slows down even during frantic areas is undoubtedly a huge plus.
Excerpt: Under excitement, it draws a blank Back when I was a youthful, yet still miserable little sod, I didn’t have enough time for the funfair when it dropped by every weekend, mainly because my Saturday nights in the early 90′s consisted of several simple things. Gladiators , Sonic and anxiously waiting to see if my dad had got his act together and picked lottery numbers corresponding to those on the TV so that I could finally buy the Ectomobile from Ghostbusters (A dream...
Pros: Challenges tingle the retro side of your brain and bring a smile to your face, Wacky style remains very true to the original games
Cons: Lacks charm, Stupidly random sense of humour lacks any hilarity and just leaves players confused, Runs out of steam quickly
Excerpt: Sorti tout droit de l'arcade, dont vous avez la possiblité de jouer avec l'emulateur Mame 32, Point Blank est un jeu de shoot à la manière d'un Time Crisis, House Of The Dead etc. mais dans un tout autre style ! Oui oui je sais je viens de me contredire, mais c'est pourtant vrai, Point Blank se distingue car il s'agit plutôt d'une série de mini-jeux à la manière d'un Wario Ware sauf que dans Point Blank il faut toujours tirer.
Excerpt: Résurgence d'une ancienne franchise à succès sur Psone, Point Blank annonce la reconversion du jeu de tir forain sur DS. Complètement délaissé sur consoles de salon, en perdition dans les salles d'arcade, ce domaine, pourtant annonciateur de ce que serait la Wii, est-il encore suffisamment percutant pour la DS sans en subir la colère des dieux.