Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 7, 2012
    90
    The "Denpa" Men: They Came By Wave is a good example of the best of the eShop.
  2. Sep 27, 2012
    90
    The cumbersome title and suspicious cuteness of The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave may scare off a few gamers, but those who give it a chance will find themselves immersed in a genuinely creative and surprisingly challenging world. The animation is charming and smooth, the soundtrack passively gorgeous, and the experience long and rewarding.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 9, 2012
    9
    Get this game, get it now! Fun, silly and full of character(s). Well worth the price and then some. Great pick-up and play with quick action. The choice between play styles makes this game a fit for anybody, with Dragon Quest 9 like battles. The denpa men themselves are not as diverse as other collection RPGs but they have more abilities and head/face-shapes then would be expected. Such a great time occupier. Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2012
    10
    This game is pretty fun and original, and with the cheap price of $10.00, it is easily worth purchasing considering the amount of fun I had and how much time I've spent playing this game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2012
    10
    Some of the most fun I have had for 10 dollars. The game is a unique RPG with lots of style. You lead a party of 8 "Denpa Men" which are little dudes that float around on radio waves which you can capture with your 3DS while walking around outside. Denpa Men come in different colors that correspond to their strengths and weaknesses and some even have a special power. The combat system is not too simple and not too complicated it feels just right. You explore progressively harder dungeons with your Denpa Men looking for treasures and fighting monsters which then culminates in a boss battle. It can be very addicting trying to find powerful Denpa Men and trying out new combinations. If you like fun unique RPGs and don't mind getting outside to find the Denpa Men, you can't go wrong with this game. Here's hoping they release Denpa Men 2 outside of Japan which just came out over there. Full Review »