Fossil Fighters: Champions DS

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. Dec 10, 2011
    65
    Fossil Fighters: Champions might be worth digging up, but it's too similar to its predecessor to be a significant find.
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    55
    Fossil Fighters: Champions is too derivative and too stuck on the source material to really stand out. Instead of bringing us something clever and entertaining, we're instead saddled with what feels like leftovers from the first game.
  3. Jan 5, 2012
    58
    For kids with a serious dinosaur affectation, playing Fossil Fighters: Champions will feel like discovering a buried treasure, and there's something to be said for a monster fighting RPG that doesn't require the same time commitment as the Pokemon games. For everyone else though, there are better monster battling RPGs out there, published by the same company, and once you've played them it's hard to see imitators, even ones with dinosaurs, in the same light.
  4. Nov 17, 2011
    68
    Fossil Fighters: Champions certainly succeeds at mimicking Pokémon while still creating its own brand and style of gameplay. However, the biggest fault of the game is not in the new material but that it doesn't succeed in pulling off the areas that are similar to Pokémon such as creating endearing creatures and appealing to a wide variety of gamers.
  5. Nintendo Gamer
    Jan 14, 2012
    61
    We've played worse Pokemon knock-offs over the years. [Christmas 2011, p.72]
  6. Nov 28, 2011
    70
    Fossil Fighters: Champions is very similar to its predecessor, but doesn't offer a significant improvement.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 14, 2015
    9
    This game breaks from the norm. I was pleasantly surprised with the first game and the second game only expands on the first with betterThis game breaks from the norm. I was pleasantly surprised with the first game and the second game only expands on the first with better combat, a more enriching story and a larger selection of dinosaurs to choose from. The only thing keeping it from a 10 is its cliche story. Full Review »
  2. Dec 30, 2014
    7
    Although it's pretty similar to the original, Fossil Fighters: Champions is still a fun experience that offers a much better story this timeAlthough it's pretty similar to the original, Fossil Fighters: Champions is still a fun experience that offers a much better story this time around. However, it does take a few steps back win it comes to art direction and stage design and difficulty. Full Review »
  3. Oct 31, 2012
    7
    This game improved on the original formula, making it a much deeper RPG in its gameplay. The story is, admittedly, cliché andThis game improved on the original formula, making it a much deeper RPG in its gameplay. The story is, admittedly, cliché and predictable as **** but you don't see those complaints about Pokémon, do you? Considering all the bad Pokémon ripoffs out there,(*coughDragonQuestMonstersJokercough*) it's good that this one keeps somewhat original with good characters and gameplay. Full Review »