Excerpt: Treasure World is one of the most unique titles available for the Nintendo DS, a platform that is known for its interesting releases. Released by Aspyr, Treasure World is an application for the DS that is not a “game” in the classic understanding of the word. It’s a WiFi sniffer that you use to collect signals, which translate into in-game treasures. These treasures are then used to customize your world and create musical arrangements (sort of like in Mario Paint ).
Summary: If you want to spend your precious time collecting digital doo-dads to decorate a virtual world, then you should check out Treasure World . If you want to play a game, then there are thousands of better ones than this. If you are trying to slowly drive a co-worker insane with awful games, then buy a case of Treasure World cartridges. You will gaslight anyone who puts this in their DS.
Unique "virtual collecting" game gets players outside.
Common Sense Media
30 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this innovative game creates a digital treasure hunt for kids. Parents should remind kids who are walking around outside with their Nintendo DS (to collect treasures in the game) to close the lid to ensure they're watching where they're going (yes, the Wi-Fi detection still works). Also, parents who set up a ClubTreaureWorld.com account can restrict online communication with other players, if desired.