Fossil Fighters DS

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. The bottom line is that Fossil Fighters takes the formula established by games like Spectrobes and Pokemon and improves on it in nearly every way.
  2. Let’s be clear – Fossil Fighters isn’t for the self-proclaimed “hardcore gamer.” No, it’s for kids – no doubt about it. That being said, it’s a quality title that, though somewhat shallow and straightforward, is a great fit for budding gamers.
  3. Nintendo Power
    80
    A great introduction to RPGs for newcomers. [Oct 2009, p.89]
  4. Not only does it do a stellar job of walking new players through what for them could be some overly complex mechanics, it pulls them through the game with an interesting storyline and a satisfying reward system.
  5. Fossil Fighters' robust roster of collectible dinosaurs and its fast-paced, lightly tactical battles make it an appealing adventure.
  6. Fossil Fighters is at its most frustrating when it does try to be novel.
  7. Borrowing some of the better elements from other games in the genre, Fossil Fighters manages to make it all fit together like T-Rex skeleton on display at the museum. Only with the game, you're encouraged to play with the exhibits.
  8. If all of your games need to be sprung from the fountain of creativity then you might want to look elsewhere, but if you're into some casual creature combat, you may be pleastantly surprised with what you unearth.
  9. It may be all a bit familiar for seasoned Pokémon gamers, but there's enough content in Fossil Fighters to keep even a cynic entertained.

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 12, 2016
    10
    This was the first video game I ever played it was amazing this was when it came out AND I STILL play it till this day over and over. it is addicting!
  2. Jan 25, 2016
    10
    Fossil Fighters is one of the best dinosaur ds games there are. The game is full of action packed scenes and is very addicting. If you are aFossil Fighters is one of the best dinosaur ds games there are. The game is full of action packed scenes and is very addicting. If you are a dinosaur lover, I recommend this game for you. Full Review »
  3. Dec 30, 2014
    7
    It's no Pokémon, but Fossil Fighters is still a fun game with loads of charm in its world, story, and dialogue. It also adds some variationIt's no Pokémon, but Fossil Fighters is still a fun game with loads of charm in its world, story, and dialogue. It also adds some variation with its gameplay, which is cool to see. It won't hold your attention for too long, but it's still a pretty fun game. Full Review »