Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom DS

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: May 22, 2007
Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 13 out of 23
Buy On
  1. DJ is a funny guy, but his games have yet to hook me. [June 2007, p.119]
  2. A decent game marred by glitches and rushes.
  3. Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom is a snore-fest laden with abominable controls, physics and level/enemy design. Redeeming factors are scarce.
  4. 60
    Although Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom is by no means a bad game, it lacks an overall polish and a certain oomph to bring it in line with other DS games on the market.
  5. There's arguably some creativity in the souls-as-power-ups bit, but having to switch into spirit mode, grab the proper color orb (assuming the tapping works; it's erratic), and sling it at DJ's feet in order to heal is a cumbersome chore.
  6. Nintendo Power
    50
    What plagues Death, Jr. the most severely is its overall lack of polish--it just doesn't feel like a finished product. [July 2007, p.96]
  7. There's plenty of ambition on show but Death, Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom is too complicated and patchy to be much fun.
  8. It was frustrating, tedious, and uninteresting.
  9. One of the earlier platformer for the PSP now jumps to the DS, but looses much of its appeal, and reduced to a single-button gameplay and dull storyline.

Awards & Rankings

#85 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. PaulH.
    May 28, 2007
    9
    A cross between Super Mario Bros. and God of War. Really fun platforming especially after you get the double jump.
  2. KevinS.
    May 22, 2007
    10
    This is my favorite game I ever played! The levels are awesome, and I love going into the spirit world and shooting souls. Multiplayer This is my favorite game I ever played! The levels are awesome, and I love going into the spirit world and shooting souls. Multiplayer isn't too bad but I love the single player that much more. It was either Pokemon or this, I picked this! Full Review »
  3. CheeseBurger
    Apr 22, 2007
    4
    Level Design: Poor at best. Graphics: I've seen better from a cell-phone. Controls: Worked better with the PSP's analog nub.