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  • Summary: Nervous Brickdown allows players to revisit old school roots with a twist to the classic breakout game. Revamped, restyled and stepping into the next generation of handheld gaming, Nervous Brickdown refreshes the player's skills in paddle and ball gameplay while introducing new gameplayNervous Brickdown allows players to revisit old school roots with a twist to the classic breakout game. Revamped, restyled and stepping into the next generation of handheld gaming, Nervous Brickdown refreshes the player's skills in paddle and ball gameplay while introducing new gameplay elements across 135 levels, like controlling spaceships to blast away bricks or even drawing a custom paddle. Featuring 135 diverse levels spanning over 10 unique modes, Nervous Brickdown turns classic brick-breaking gameplay on its head by taking players into other retro gaming worlds such as intense space shooters, action platforms, and scary haunted houses. Do everything from controlling submarines or blowing the ball into bricks to taking on boss monsters. Designed especially for the Nintendo DS, Nervous Brickdown takes full advantage of the DS’ hardware utilizing the dual screen, stylus, and microphone to present an interesting visual style, charming soundtrack, and unique gameplay features which breathes new life into the brick-breaking genre. [Secret Stash Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Secret Stash strikes again with a reinterpretation of a classic game. This is for classic arcade freaks, and new initiates. While it works within the classic game design, some of the new game modes are truly original.
  2. A must-own for fans of Arkanoid or any similar-style game.
  3. 80
    If you absolutely, positively hate Breakout, make a note to skip Nervous Brickdown entirely. However, if you could tolerate a few plays of it or are just experiencing it for the first time, this is a must-buy.
  4. The combinations of colours in each stage are very attractive and will keep you coming back for more. The design of each level is also crucial to the games success.
  5. 70
    The real issue with Nervous Brickdown is that it finds itself bound to the Breakout formula. There are some very cool, very well-suited to the DS mini-games here, but you're always fundamentally bouncing a ball and trying to make sure it doesn't slip past you.
  6. In 30-minute stretches it’s a fine challenge.
  7. Its undeniably attractive presentation may make it look like the next must-have, cultish handheld release, but sadly Nervous Brickdown is all style and no charm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MichalG.
    Jun 30, 2007
    9
    Very nice game. There are a lot of different, funny modes, cute graphics and animations. Music could be better but it doesn't matter. I Very nice game. There are a lot of different, funny modes, cute graphics and animations. Music could be better but it doesn't matter. I really recommend this title. Well, let's play! Expand
  2. TonyG.
    Jun 29, 2007
    9
    Videogame crack!! have not stopped playing this game for 3 days now. very original presentation style, awesome control, great graphics, music Videogame crack!! have not stopped playing this game for 3 days now. very original presentation style, awesome control, great graphics, music is very upbeat and foot tappin. serious fun for you casual gamers and breakout fans. reminds me of a hooked up bit generations boundish. now I know why the company is called secret stash...secret stash of vg crack. great job 9.5 overall. Expand
  3. RomanC.
    Jul 4, 2007
    1
    Breakout is cool but this game hardly pushes the genre forward. A few good ideas but yet not enough to make that game any better than some Breakout is cool but this game hardly pushes the genre forward. A few good ideas but yet not enough to make that game any better than some sharewares you can find on PC. Also the graphics are a bit average and sometimes just too simple. It can be fun if you don't mind the very repetitive gameplay. Expand