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  • Summary: Help Pikachu race to the finish line in Pokemon Dash, the first Pokemon title for the Nintendo DS. Using the touch screen, keep Pikachu running toward the finish line by rubbing the screen in the direction you want the Electric-type Pokemon to go. The faster you rub, the faster Pikachu runs. The gameplay takes place from an overhead perspective, with on-screen arrows to guide you to Poké Ball checkpoints along the way. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 16 out of 28
  1. Amazingly, the game still manages to be rather fun if you can get past the warts.
  2. 65
    Special in its own way, and is a one-of-a-kind in a market full of games that have been done over oh so many times.
  3. A cute and fun little racing game that has a great multiplayer component, but there's simply not enough to it. [May 2005, p.138]
  4. A really uninspired racing game. It seems to be aimed at kids as young as a fetus with the exception of the sudden increase in difficulty that even gave me a headache. And not because it was challenging but because it's annoyingly difficult due to the lack of control.
  5. So warning to all, if you wish to play an enjoyable and gripping game, with a long lifespan, then do not buy Pokemon Dash. If, of course, you just want a senseless game where you play with Pikachu and you wish for a sore hand from constant rubbing, then I urge you to buy this game straight away.
  6. 40
    The back of the box declares that it's "fast action fun!" Believe us, and believe our young friend Ethan -- Pokemon Dash is not.
  7. It’s pretty clear that Pokemon Dash is a game for very young kids, the 6 and under crowd, although I can also see this game appealing to grandmothers. The problem is, it’s barely any fun for either demographic, and members of both might wind up trying to eat the stylus.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. ll
    Mar 24, 2005
    10
    Odotan tätä innolls kun saan.
  2. Nevan
    Mar 31, 2005
    10
    It was one of the best nintento DS games ever.Because when you finsh the game theres a even harder level and when you put in a pokemon Gba game there are courses shaped as your pokemon. Expand
  3. BillG.
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    Every thing aboutt this game is fantastic I give it 100 out of ten.
  4. AlM.
    Mar 14, 2005
    3
    Weak game!Weak graphics! Weak music!
  5. TonyH.
    Sep 4, 2007
    1
    I'll give it a one for the new idea, but overall its very disappointing! The graphics are decent, the plot was new, the game overall repatative! You are put through the same thing with your hand cramping. The worst pokemon game of the franchise! Expand
  6. OdieS.
    May 3, 2005
    1
    This is sooooo boring and stupid I think it is the worst pokemon game!
  7. AB
    Mar 16, 2005
    0
    Never have I seen such a stupid game. I suffer every time my brother plays it. Pokémon Dash is a grueling form of sincere evil sustained in a cartridge that is placed in a console that will tear the souls of innocent children (and me when I have to hear the terrible sound or see the horrid graphics). Expand

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