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  • Summary: New Zealand Story Revolution recreates the look and feel of the classic 1988 8-bit game on a 21st century handheld. Whilst simply enhancing the original's gameplay, New Zealand Story Revolution gives the player an old classic on a new platform without compromising the game’s original appeal and eccentricity. Features: The return of one of videogaming's cutest cult characters - Tiki the Kiwi; Entirely faithful to the originals - all levels, enemies, items and secrets remain intact; A host of new touchscreen-based mini-games to play in both single player and against friends in multiplayer; New gameplay features are a New Zealand Story fan's wish-list - you'll wonder why they weren't in the original; Digitally remastered - Brighter, more colourful graphics, parallax scrolling, redrawn sprites and new animations; Normal and Expert Modes – Clear the Normal Mode to unlock Expert Mode; New music and sounds effects – new tunes based on the classic game. [Rising Star Games] Expand
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  1. It's not greatly better than any of the other versions of it, but it's certainly welcome on the DS. [Mar 2007, p.71]
  2. The classic debuts on the DS with a lot of what was to be expected. That is to say: nice graphics, sound, and very classic gameplay. A Continue option would be welcome; unfortunately it’s not present and it will be necessary to repeat the game from scratch if Tiki runs out of lives, meaning it tends to become a bit repetitive. It’s not perfect, but it’s still fun and should please those who appreciate this genre. [Feb 2008]
  3. Perhaps a bit redundant to release what's essentially a two decade old game, but dammit, it still has a place in our hearts. [Mar 2007, p.81]
  4. 60
    New Zealand Story Revolution is still an enjoyable game, but the touch screen controls drag the quality down severely, if you just want to play the original game then it may be worth hunting down Taito Legends.
  5. In small doses, it's a game that finds its own old-school groove, and an enjoyable one for the most part. The touch-screen nonsense does it little favours, though, but luckily doesn't completely ruin the fun.
  6. Retro gamers might not be able to resist the lure of a jazzed-up version of such a revered title but I'd recommend the average DS owner sticks to the more user-friendly thrills of New Super Mario Bros and lets this old bird rest its tired wings.
  7. New Zealand Story Revolution is a hard unforgiving platform game dressed up like a child's game. Think very carefully before splashing out. We used to love it but playing it again only brings back all the frustrations we thought we'd forgot about.

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