Dinosaur King DS

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
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  1. May 12, 2015
    10
    Based of the Arcade game and anime which are both really good, Dinosaur King on the DS is a very faithful port of the original Arcade game onto the DS, it has a unique storyline and nearly all the dinosaurs from the Arcade return into this DS game to cause mayhem!

    The gameplay is simple but a lot of fun, it's basically Rock, Paper and Scissors but with Elemental Dinosaurs! It can get
    Based of the Arcade game and anime which are both really good, Dinosaur King on the DS is a very faithful port of the original Arcade game onto the DS, it has a unique storyline and nearly all the dinosaurs from the Arcade return into this DS game to cause mayhem!

    The gameplay is simple but a lot of fun, it's basically Rock, Paper and Scissors but with Elemental Dinosaurs! It can get repetitive at times, but there's a lot of things to spice up the game like...
    Awakened Dinosaurs which are more powerful versions of your starter and a hidden Awakened Dinosaur.
    Alpha and Super Alpha Dinosaurs
    A LOT of unique attacks
    Small but fantastic soundtrack

    The game's graphics are really good for DS standards, the hub world and maps are colourful, but bland when it comes to character as a lot of people in this game is very forgettable except the main villains and your friends.

    Overall a really good port of the arcade version! If anyone from SEGA is reading this, PLEASE PORT THIS TO THE 3DS!
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#93 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Easy RPG mechanics and nice dinosaur design make this game a decent pokemon styled adventure. But it'll require persistence to get the most from it.
  2. Sega's latest DS effort is ebullient and eye-catching but sadly the entire experience is mired by a questionable combat mechanic and a thoroughly disappointing lack of new ideas.
  3. If you steer clear of the completionist grinding, this RPG is fast-paced and the simplistic combat is enjoyable and rewarding once the challenge kicks in.