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  • Summary: "Teen American Talent," the hottest talent competition, has everyone abuzz at Belleview High. Drake is desperate to win the "best musical act" while Josh hones his magic tricks. Unfortunately, Travis, the front man for The Happy Sundays band, plans to win the competition by sabotaging the other contestants. He and his football buddies will use any means they have to make sure Travis and The Happy Sundays win! Play as all three characters – Drake, Josh, Megan. Exciting adventure-style gameplay featuring all the humor from the hit TV series. All-new guitar gameplay: Strum guitar strings with your stylus to make rocking music and help put Drake on the fast lane to stardom. New weapons to battle bullies – water gun and fire extinguisher. Use Megan or Josh's Innocence ability to avoid danger. Perform dazzling magic tricks to earn power ups. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. A surprisingly robust game. While it probably won’t interest hardcore DS owners who are awaiting more 1st party efforts, casual gamers and kid gamers can really get into it.
  2. If we’re lucky, the game’s designers will take the lessons learned while creating this game and go on to make something truly great with them. Unfortunately, the flaws that impede the main game and two minigames here rob all three of their potential, leaving us with a title that, quite simply, isn’t fun.
  3. 35
    Can't it be a rule that developers have to know something about the show before they make a whole game? That way half-baked, monotonous titles that do nothing for fans, like Drake and Josh won't keep getting made. Just stay away from this no talent title.
  4. It really is a shameless excuse to try and cash in on a license. Fans of the series will be disappointed in this brain numbing exercise.
  5. Drake and Josh: Talent Showdown is a huge waste of time and not worth trying even if you're a fan of the show.
  6. We've never met Josh or Drake, or even seen their TV programme, but after enduring this awful mess of a game we wish we were still completely ignorant of them. [Nov 2007, p.72]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 26, 2014
    10
    I do not know why critics think this game is bad. OK it might have some bugs and could get boring but I think this game was great. The minigames were kind of short but I still liked it. Expand

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