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  • Summary: [DSiWare] Photo Dojo is an extremely simplistic fighting game that involves just one attack button and eight directions. [Nintendo Life]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's daft, clever, simple and cheap. We want to see more DSiWare games like this one. [May 2010, p.90]
  2. 80
    It’s a wonderfully simple, engaging, and absolutely hilarious experience, it’s just a shame that you can’t share what you’ve made with anyone else, nor can you play multiplayer across two systems instead of huddling into a cramped ball to compete against friends.
  3. It’s hard to knock Photo Dojo: its versatility and use of the DSi’s functions are superb, and the potential to create fighters based on friends, figures and anything else you can photograph is enough to forgive its simplicity and lack of gameplay modes.
  4. There's not much to it, and you'll probably only enjoy this title for an hour or two. Still, for a currently free download (or even for 200 points), it's a great value and a lot of fun at parties.
  5. Throwaway but very funny, which seems reasonable for a measly 200 points. [May 2010, p.74]
  6. 60
    It's a cool game that'll keep you busy for a little while. Just keep your clothes on.
  7. It may be enjoyable for some, but if you are looking for a fighting game, keep searching.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    Put a little bit of imagination and effort into this game and you will have a blast.

    Photo Dojo's concept, design and execution is robust
    and a potential for laughs all night long. Take photos of yourself or friends, really put the work in, record your voice and attack clips and stand back and play a decent beat-em-up that would put a smile on anyone's face.

    The possibilities are endless with this app, it uses the DSi/3DS camera to the best of it's abilities, and truly gives the beholder a tool to create magic. On top of the the game-play once you have created your fighters is pretty decent, special moves are easy to pull off, and fill your roster with a cast of characters and you will be hard pressed to tell this from the best beat-em-ups on the planet.

    Really inventive and made with a lot of effort, this is the best way to be in the game
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  2. Jun 10, 2012
    9
    Photo dojo is a fun fighter where you make fighters (Up to 8!) that can be humans, pets, sprites, toys, or anything!!!! After you make your sounds and fighters, its time to fight with you fighter in 2 ( :( ) game modes. Fight in others in vs, or rack up a high score in single player. fight till you're ,bored! P.S., heres a good idea for vs- Split vs mode in 4 modes; P1 vs cpu, practice, turnament, and P1 vs other p2 Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2014
    7
    Photo Dojo is one of the ok games on 3ds/dsiware it was fun buti would love more then fighting 100 things or improvement with CPU vs The Player
    overall Photo Dojo is still a good game, an ok game that i would not got all of the time to play
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  4. Mar 1, 2012
    3
    Photo Dojo for the Nintendo DSiWare service is an extremely basic fighting game and nothing more. The game starts with taking photos of a person, objects or drawing with the Dsi/3DS camera and fitting them into specific frames (trust me, its a lot harder then you would realize) and then recording short audio clips with the DSi/3DS microphone and finish by giving them one of four fighting styles. Once you have completed at least 1 character, you need to create a stage to go with the character. After both of those tasks are complete you have a mere two modes to play, multiplayer versus which consists of a really bad control layout since two people need to use the same system to play and an ability to alter the game speed from normal to fast, in single player you fight random enemies until you lose or defeat 100 of them. Once the novelty of taking photos wares off, it becomes obvious how shallow and limited the game is. No single player versus mode? no difficulty settings? no ability to modify controls? no story mode even if it was as simplistic and generic as a world fighting tournament? With its limited content the game really feels like it should be no more than 50 cents, not a whole 1.99 plus tax. I honestly can't recommend this game there are other 1.99 games on the DSi/3DS shop with far more content and replayability than this. Expand