Point Blank DS DS

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  • Summary: With over 40 stages from all three games in the series being included, fans of the popular shooting series will have their hand-eye coordination tested, by using the DS stylus as their weapon of choice to shoot down everything from clay pigeons to aliens in the fun mini games of Point BlankWith over 40 stages from all three games in the series being included, fans of the popular shooting series will have their hand-eye coordination tested, by using the DS stylus as their weapon of choice to shoot down everything from clay pigeons to aliens in the fun mini games of Point Blank DS. The portable return of the retro series will also boast five different modes including: Arcade: Play through four different levels of difficulty in a variety of mini shooting games. VS: Challenge your friends using the wireless feature to find out who’s the quickest draw (requires only one game card). Brain Massage: Play through various stages while the game analyzes your abilities and gives you feedback. Freeplay: Select any stage at any time to challenge your best score. [Namco Bandai] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 80
    Namco seems to have a screwed-up distribution cycle with this game, so it might be a bit hard to find. And that's too bad, because Point Blank DS is one of the better third-party offerings out there, loaded with variety and insanity going hand in hand.
  2. 75
    Point Blank DS is a lot of fun while it lasts. The stylus does a fantastic job in terms of being a light gun, though you need to be spot on with your precision in order to eliminate targets, a fact that can get annoying on occasion.
  3. At $29.99, Point Blank is honestly a little steep simply because the game does lose its charm after the first couple of hours.
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    70
    A great game, perfectly converted to the touch screen. We just doubt there's enough here to keep people playing for more than a few hours. [Dec 2006, p.86]
  5. Short-lived, it seems a very wasted opportunity to not take advantage of the full capabilities of the DS and cram in far more levels, and have them as teasing unlockables to reward successful play.
  6. Nintendo Power
    60
    Point Blank is supposed to be a virtual shooting gallery, and without a gun in your hand, you're missing that tacticle feeling that's so crucial to the experience. [Aug 2006, p.85]
  7. Without replayability, unlockables or any other motivation to continue playing, Point Blank DS shows how advances in game design since the mid-90s could have saved even superficial titles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jul 30, 2006
    9
    This is a great game, very well done on the ds. Don't bother about GI review, hire it and play for yourself.
  2. tonyg
    Aug 1, 2006
    8
    alot of fun for a game i thought would be pointless. the styles gives you a diffrent play on the game that actually works! word is that therealot of fun for a game i thought would be pointless. the styles gives you a diffrent play on the game that actually works! word is that there is a very low print run due to error in production. they say only 25 -30,000 copies worlwide!!! as is i can see they wont reprint due to people thinking it dont work well. i can say that i thought the same until i popped in in my lite. reminds me of warioware in a sense. highly reccommended. Expand

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#66 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006