Big Bang Mini DS

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
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  1. nikosg
    Mar 17, 2009
    9
    Shame Arkedo stopped developing for DS. I love their graphics designer(s). Great game overall.
  2. EwanM
    Mar 21, 2009
    10
    The immense style of this game alone makes it one of the best games on the DS.
  3. KelleyDavis
    Aug 12, 2009
    10
    A shump with a new control scheme that is solid. Shumps are all suppose to be hard, they are suppose to take practice and this game is no different. If you have never played a shump this will be a challenge while if you have, the first few levels will offer no challenge let you get used to the controls. As you progress though the worlds the game gets tough even for the most experiencedA shump with a new control scheme that is solid. Shumps are all suppose to be hard, they are suppose to take practice and this game is no different. If you have never played a shump this will be a challenge while if you have, the first few levels will offer no challenge let you get used to the controls. As you progress though the worlds the game gets tough even for the most experienced players. A simple game play with a 9 gorgeous worlds that all look completely different. Expand

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#58 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#67 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nintendo Power
    85
    Nevertheless, Big Bang Mini offers plenty of satisfying action at a bargain price. [Jan 2009, p.91]
  2. Big Bang Mini is beautifully presented and innovative in terms of its design and gameplay but the further you progress through the 90 stages, the more the flourishes get in the way.
  3. The shmup is a genre that's struggled to find a place in gaming's mainstream, and we doubt Big Bang Mini on the DS will change that fact. But it's an impressive effort with an interesting control scheme that, for the most part, works well.