Nervous Brickdown DS

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  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. The key to Nervous Breakdown is that it continuously introduces new challenges and concepts that keep it from feeling stale.
  3. A must-own for fans of Arkanoid or any similar-style game.
  4. Incredibly fun and unique, but it can become frustrating. A good bet for fans of old school twitch action.
  5. 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.
  6. An innovative collection of Breakout-themed mini-games, Nervous Brickdown is a well-designed and beautifully realised slice of DS pocket gaming.
  7. 79
    Even with the variety of styles and level ideas, the fact that the gameplay doesn’t change a whole lot makes the experience a little repetitive – thanks to the cartridge save it’s good for quick gameplay shots, but it doesn’t do a great job holding attention for more than a few minutes at a time.
  8. While the basic concept that forms the core of this game may still be too simple for some to find entertaining, it still provides a fairly lengthy and fun game with several outstanding qualities.
  9. With plenty of panache and some clever twists, Nervous Brickdown manages to make the classic Breakout formula feel fun and fresh again.

Awards & Rankings

57
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#83 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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! Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »