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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.
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    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
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ZakD.
    Dec 28, 2007
    This game has overall great gameplay elements and ok graphics for a handheld. the story is as great as ever, following the two bafoons, Drake and Josh, that you've known and loved since the release of the television series on Nikolodeon. This is a great game for any DS owner and highly recommend it over New Super Mario Brothers and Phantoms Hourglass anyday. Great Game 10/10. Expand
  2. JustinR.
    Dec 31, 2007
    This is seriously my favorite game. Few titles such as this come along that really suck me in and keep me entertained for months. I really, truly, and honestly love this game, and encourage everybody to give it a chance. It's extremely enjoyable, and a blast for the hardcore DS gamer. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2014
    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
  4. Zak'sDaddy
    Jan 27, 2008
    Hi yall. I would like to apologize for my son, Zak D. (the D stands for Dumas), for trying to say Drake and Josh is better than Mario Bros. AND Phantom Hourglass. It seems that I may not be beating him hard enough these days. Due to my IBS, I can no longer wear belts and the pleasure I once received from strangling the little bastard has long since quelled. I'm going to sit little Zak down and present to him a dictionary, his spelling could use some work. It's Nickelodeon retard! Collapse