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  • Summary: Moon is an intense sci-fi, action-adventure title for Nintendo DS. Moon places gamers on the cold lunar surface in the year 2058. Researchers of the newly established Lunar Base Alpha are shocked when they discover a sealed, alien hatch during construction of a new lunar base, but it's a shock that soon pales in comparison to what they find beyond the hatch. Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. The ease of play, clever design, and memorable plot make this a very successful lunar mission.
  2. 85
    Moon will come as a surprise to those that aren't familiar with the quality work that Renegade Kid did with Dementium: The Ward on the DS. It's becoming clear that this is a developer that has a solid grasp on the DS hardware and that they're very interested in pushing the DS to its limits while offering a good gameplay experience at the same time.
  3. Moon isn't revolutionary by any means but the overall quality of the graphics and action means this is a satisfying game that affirms the viability of the shooter genre, even on a portable.
  4. Moon is a refreshing, solid shooter for the Nintendo DS that will please all the gamers who have been waiting for the next Metriod Prime to come around.
  5. Moon is a nice ego-shooter, which is graphically o.k. Just try it out, if you look for a good, but not perfect game.
  6. Moon is a well-crafted shooter that blasts off but fails to reach orbit.
  7. 40
    Moon is a decent time killer and is great for anyone looking for an interesting sci-fi adventure for their DS handheld.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 13, 2009
    A wonderful and fantastic ds shooter you don't wanna miss. It's technical achievement and presentation are well done.
  2. Jan 8, 2011
    I thought this game was excellent. Brought back a sort of feeling I haven't had since Quake or DooM. The handheld format it conducive to that old-school feeling. I had no problems with control, and I have big hands. Yes, the enemies can be a bit repetitious. But the backgrounds, sound and action are first-rate. The overall feeling is very spooky. The minigames with the bot add good puzzle-work to the game. I couldn't put it down. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2014
    The atmosphere in this game is top notch creating a real sense of mystery and tension. The action in this game is great although the enemies can get repetitive at the end. Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2010
    Wanted to like this game, but I just can't recommend it. Reviewers sited the game's controls as a plus but I found them to be very awkward. Shooting while strafing is nearly impossible. Of course you could stop and shoot, but then you are a sitting duck, which is suicide in a room full of enemies. Might have been easier if I had smaller hands, but if you have large hands save yourself the frustration and stay away from this game. Finally gave up on it about a third of the way in, after several hours of nearly DS throwing aggravation. Story (as much of it as I completed) was fairly interesting, but level design was repetitive and pretty bland. If the controls had been less problematic I probably would have stuck with it through to the end, but as it is I found the game unenjoyable. Expand