• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2009

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. There are enough games that you might find some slight enjoyment out of a couple of them, but overall, it's a low-quality offering.
  2. There is so little replay potential here, so little urge to top high scores or perfect shoddy make-do attempts, that completing each task feels more of a relief than an achievement.
  3. You're better off putting on a blindfold, walking into a rack of DS titles, and picking the game that your face lands on.
  4. With a little more work, this could have been a stand-out casual title for the DS, but sadly this megamix is not as explosively fun as I would prefer.
  5. A mixture of entertaining mini-games covering the whole spectrum of entertainment through to frustration. [Jan 2008, p.84]
  6. It's 101 mini-games in one ... what could go wrong? For starters, none of the games are much fun. Couple that with the fact that many of the games have terrible control problems and you have one of the worst Nintendo DS games of the year.
  7. Explosive Megamix is only $20, so it can be looked at as a value title. However, there are plenty of other value titles that have better gameplay.
  8. There are some okay ideas here, just not 101 of them. [Feb 2009, p.76]
  9. 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is the definitive bad budget title. Some of the mini-games are remotely fun, but others feel like a chore. With so many poor and forgettable games on the compilation, it's hard to recommend this one.
  10. Not all the mini-games on offer here are winners, but the structure of 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix not only minimises frustration but spurs you forward too.
  11. If you enjoy mini-games, you'll enjoy this, but you'll be very aware that a few changes could have made this cheap and cheerful package a whole lot better.
  12. 101 in 1 Explosive MegaMix is generally a good game but its inconsistency, along with the sore spot that the minigames are all locked from the get go, make it hard to truly recommend.
  13. 67
    101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is the kind of game that handhelds were built for; plenty of variety, with little substance to back it up.

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