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  • Summary: The game begins as Brian and Gina are enjoying a well-deserved vacation under the Hawaiian sun. The couple decides to visit Tiki Falls. Unfortunately, their plane crashes in the jungle, and our two miraculously uninjured heroes are separated during the crash. This sets off a wacky adventure that leads Brian and Gina to the four corners of the globe where they meet military men, pirates, spies, surfers and possibly even aliens! Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle introduces a wonderful animated graphical adventure with a hilarious storyline, full of unique humour and plot twists. This DS version features more than an hour of amazing animated sequences to underpin the plot, its surprise developments and multiple comedic moments. With Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle DS, you'll feel like you're living an incredible adventure at the heart of a hilariously fun animated film. The player moves and interacts in truly vibrant, rich and detailed environments, from tropical jungles to arctic wastelands. Follow Brian and Gina and meet dozens of eccentric characters while completing wacky puzzles and exploring more than one hundred places at the four corners of the globe with a flick of the stylus! A unique and exciting adventure is at your fingertips. [Focus Home Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. After two years we can finally get this decent adaptation of the franchise to Nintendo DS. The formula is still working as then, although the technical limitations have caused the game to lose some of that "personal touch" Pendulo Studios gave to the original.
  2. Overall, there is much to recommend in this handheld conversion, but if you’ve played the PC version already, bear in mind that it’s only a port.
  3. A predictable theme for a graphic adventure compensated [for] by obvious affection for the genre. [Jan 2009, p.84]
  4. Despite its problems, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle is still playable on the DS, and fans of the genre looking for some portable point-and-clicking will find themselves with a game to really get stuck into. You’re going to have to forgive a lot of minor annoyances, though.
  5. Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle is a decent adventure game that I do recommend, even though the control system on the DS leaves a lot to be desired; there is room for improvement and I'm hopeful that the developer will take this on board for future releases.
  6. This one is let down slightly by a poor conversion from the PC original. [Feb 2008, p.71]
  7. Runaway offers a testing environment to frustrate your grey matter.

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