Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Delightfully charming and downright heartwarming, it's hard not to fall in love with Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. The gameplay is simple yet addictive, and the varying strategies of the Monster Tank battles keep things from feeling stale, something that’s highlighted through the title’s multiplayer mode.
  2. 100
    Another lesson in how to take a franchise in different direction entirely - and with great effect in this particular case.
  3. Anyone, whether they gravitate towards platformers, adventure games, or role-playing games will find something to enjoy here, as Square Enix's latest release includes all of the hallmarks of a classic, and comes highly recommended.
  4. When a game so deeply rooted in well-trod, classic turf compels and tickles with such ease, the question is this: Are graphics-intensive game creators chasing down the right rabbit holes?
  5. As complicated as games can end up being, it's very nice to be able to pick up and play a simple, enjoyable game like Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime every now and then.
  6. Multicard two-player tank battles and single-card download demos round out a well-placed and satisfying adventure. [Oct. 2006, p.86]
  7. An extremely enjoyable, funny, and lengthy outing that is suitable for everyone. It might be a bit easy for seasoned gamers, but if you're a fan of fun, you shouldn't pass this one up.
  8. 90
    While the game is pretty easy and filled to the brim with Square Enix in-jokes, Rocket Slime is still some of the most fun you'll have on the Nintendo DS. It may not take advantage of the touch screen, which may turn some off to the game, but it is still a hell of a lot of fun to pick up and play.
  9. This game is so imaginative and fun, it can appeal to anyone, young or old, and regardless of whether or not you’ve ever played a Dragon Quest game or even an RPG.
  10. 90
    Though it may appear that the game is aimed at a young target audience, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime has it all: a great sense of humor, solid gameplay, awesome tank battles and a charming story.
  11. An easy game to get into and a hard game to put down. It’s one thing after another that will keep you entertained for hours on end.
  12. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a game that will make DS owners smile.
  13. A great game that might not be pushing the DS visually, yet it's filled with great gameplay featuring deep tank battles and fast-paced action sections. No doubt, it will put a smile on your face for the ten hours or so that it lasts. [JPN Import]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. NicklasJ.
    Oct 4, 2006
    This game is easy to pick up and play. It uses the a button to the extreme, but is really easy to learn. The a button does the electro blast, jumps, floats, and is the main button to this game. You play as rocket a slime that is trying to find his 100 friends that the plob took from your village. After you play for a little bit you can throw slimes or items on a cart and those will go back to town. The items that you throw on a cart is used for the tank battles. The tank battles are the heart of the game and are real easy to do. You throw any thing in you cannon and hopes it hits the other tank before he throws some items in his. All on all this is one dragon quest game that no fan should be without. Full Review »
  2. CH
    Sep 12, 2007
    For a game that requires you to bang around and knocking into enemies or allies alike, this game did it bad. It is not the childish game play that I am complaining about, even though I don't like a single bit of it, but it is that nonsensical plot that I find gruesome. If its not for the still legible graphics, It wont recieve one single point from me. Full Review »
  3. Pris
    Oct 30, 2006
    So impressionably cute characters and grahpics. Nothing seems as fun as this anymore.