Ivy the Kiwi? DS

User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
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  1. Sep 5, 2012
    8
    This game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than most games I've seen on any platform. Granted , the game mechanics are simplistic with only two moves needed to learn in the tutorial and those you already know. Think Mario VS Donkey Kong; March of the Minis, except use a Kiwi Bird instead of Mario andThis game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than most games I've seen on any platform. Granted , the game mechanics are simplistic with only two moves needed to learn in the tutorial and those you already know. Think Mario VS Donkey Kong; March of the Minis, except use a Kiwi Bird instead of Mario and use vines (which you draw) for the transport method or direction. The levels can get complicated later on, however there are few obstacles to overcome, the game is about helping the Kiwi called Ivy find her mother... I know it sounds effeminate (girly) and the music is something very charming and straight out of a fairy tale (relaxing) You guide 'Ivy, the which by creating vines, much like in the latest Kirby game. You must direct the vies to avoid the spikes, holes and chicanes to get her to the pedestal. You can launch her with super speed by using the vines like a slingshot. I know I'm not doing this game justice, but do yourself a favor, for the price, the game is charming and very fun. get it. It hasbeen said that simplicity is the true hallmark of genius, if that's true, this game is pure genius, making much fun out of a very simple dynamic and goal. Collapse
  2. Sep 5, 2012
    0
    This game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than most games I've seen on any platform. Granted , the game mechanics are simplistic with only two moves needed to learn in the tutorial and those you already know. Think Mario VS Donkey Kong; March of the Minis, except use a Kiwi Bird instead of Mario andThis game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than most games I've seen on any platform. Granted , the game mechanics are simplistic with only two moves needed to learn in the tutorial and those you already know. Think Mario VS Donkey Kong; March of the Minis, except use a Kiwi Bird instead of Mario and use vines (which you draw) for the transport method or direction. The levels can get complicated later on, however there are few obstacles to overcome, the game is about helping the Kiwi called Ivy find her mother... I know it sounds effeminate (girly) and the music is something very charming and straight out of a fairy tale (relaxing) You guide 'Ivy, the which by creating vines, much like in the latest Kirby game. You must direct the vies to avoid the spikes, holes and chicanes to get her to the pedestal. You can launch her with super speed by using the vines like a slingshot. I know I'm not doing this game justice, but do yourself a favor, for the price, the game is charming and very fun. get it. It hasbeen said that simplicity is the true hallmark of genius, if that's true, this game is pure genius, making much fun out of a very simple dynamic and goal. Collapse

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#43 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Mar 4, 2011
    80
    Ivy the Kiwi? isn't the perfect game, but it breaks the mould by being different, and bringing with it some of the gaming styles that haven't been seen since the launch of the DS console.
  2. Jan 20, 2011
    70
    Ivy The Kiwi? is an immediate and fun platform - puzzle game. Many stages, and a good level of challenge.
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    70
    Whether you have an hour to sit around and knock off 30 levels or just a few minutes between trains, Ivy will feel like a worthwhile purchase.