Art Academy DS

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  • Summary: Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training gives both budding and experienced artists simple and creative tips and tricks to improve, enhance and even learn how to draw and paint.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
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  1. 90
    Art Academy is great piece of software that is well worth your time and money, provided you don't have access to cheaper and basically identical DSiWare apps.. My only gripe about the game is that you cannot export your photos, which may be enough to turn some people off from enrolling.
  2. 90
    Nintendo has taken what were two already extremely impressive DSiWare download collections and pieced them together perfectly, with the help of Headstrong Games, into one absolutely stunning package.
  3. 89
    It's the perfect start to what I can only hope is a series, with all of the fundamental components executed very well indeed. With a few additions (most importantly, some way to share your work) this could even become a tool for teachers to leverage or the basis of a new online community.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    A pleasant diversion. [Oct 2010, p.56]
  5. Nov 14, 2010
    An interesting game and has an audience that would be interested in it, but consider this as an application evolved.
  6. Art Academy's potential to encourage latent talent or simply inspire a new hobby shouldn't go unnoticed.
  7. Nov 12, 2010
    Would-be artists can check it out for a decent introduction to drawing and painting, but those truly interested in building a solid art foundation will need to seek a more robust course load elsewhere.

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  1. Apr 26, 2015
    Well to call this a game is questionable, It teaches you a lot about artwork and does it well, On the other hand it doesn't teach much becauseWell to call this a game is questionable, It teaches you a lot about artwork and does it well, On the other hand it doesn't teach much because of the limits of the Nintendo DS but what it does teach you is helpful
    I recommend this to Older kids who are interested in artwork such as doing it for GCSE or BTEC or Adults trying to learn art skills overall 6/10


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#39 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010