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  • Summary: Single player – Play Open Match in one sport, a one-sport bracket-style Tournament, complete a Challenge, or the ultimate competition in the League vs. 6 teams in all 10 sports. Multiplayer – Use just one game card for game sharing as you take on friends and family in 2-6 player competition in Open Match, VS., and Tournament modes. Locker Room – Create your own team with the Team Editor: pick the name, colors, emblem, and the look and attributes of the players themselves! You can also learn the nuances of each sport in Tutorial mode here. [Hudson] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Just not terribly exciting. [May 2010, p.68]
  2. Like most minigame compilations, you really need to round up a few friends to get the most fun out of Deca Sports DS. The events have a simplistic skew and several just aren't worth returning to alone, leaving you underwhelmed after a while.
  3. 60
    Although Deca Sports DS doesn't come close to being a top sports game, it's a decent pick-up. The multiplayer connectivity and inclusion of particular sports (particularly Sepak Takraw) make this worth at least a rental.
  4. Deca Sports DS doesn't do enough to set itself apart, and the quality of the individual games is uneven at best. In the end your getting a really mixed bag with some good multiplayer and customization options.
  5. Deca Sports DS could have been so much better. Hudson had most of the game locked down, but the controls are awful. The game had to have been play tested, and there is no reason as to why they weren’t fixed.
  6. Deca Sports DS gives you a few different ways to experience its 10 sports, including tournaments and quick challenges, but aside from a couple of winning events, it's doubtful you'll keep coming back for more. [Apr 2010, p.87]
  7. Very forgettable in solo play, Sports Island DS isn’t that great in multiplayer either.

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