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  • Summary: Faced with the daunting task of defeating the Krawl, a powerful force poised to destroy the galaxy, Rallen and Jeena must excavate, awaken and train Spectrobes, prehistoric creatures that have recently been discovered. Only by enlisting the help of these ancient beings will Rallen and Jeena be able to save the galaxy from certain demise. Players progress through the game and complete their mission by training each Spectrobe, helping them to evolve and become more powerful. With highly customizable elements and powers, gamers can tailor unique Spectrobes to fit their playing style. Spectrobes, featuring the look and feel of Japanese anime and manga, immerses players in its engaging story and fascinating characters. [Buena Vista Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. From the prospecting to fighting, to the huge game world begging for exploration, tons of secrets and hidden features, Spectrobes offers an incredible amount of gameplay.
  2. 75
    If you love monster hunting, colleting, etc., this is the kind of game you'll dig.
  3. With a host of smart ideas and plenty of depth to the game's multitude of features, it's disappointing that the charge of the main game fails to provide any real engagement and makes all of the good work largely redundant.
  4. 60
    As it is, Spectrobes is little more than a dull game of collecting fossils with a momentarily enjoyable gimmick attached to it.
  5. A decent enough kid's game that certainly does a fair amount to distinguish itself, but in the end it is just another Pokemon style challenge.
  6. Spectrobes tries to accomplish a lot but succeeds at very little. Its innovations are marred by rote repetition. The exploration and battle modes are at best boring and at worst mind-numbingly frustrating.
  7. 42
    While filled with numerous, excellent ideas, the mish-mash handling of the development destroyed the potential.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. GeorgeSully
    Aug 26, 2008
    This game is great. Even though you are spending most of your time digging up fossils it's pretty darn good. It's perfect for any yu-gi-oh or pokemon lovers (even though I think that yu-gi-oh is crap).If you are looking for a new game to get then buy spectrobes if you have already purchased all of the pokemon games. Collapse
  2. JoeG.
    Mar 11, 2007
    The game is really fun the game battling is awesome and digging for the fossils the game is somewhat like pokemon but not really if it was supposed to be like pokemon it is the best version they will probably never make a game like this in the pokemon style that will be better so the creator of the game did a really good job. i think that this game was the best DS game I have ever played I have trouble trying to put the game down so if you are buying a DS game Spectrobes is a good game to get. BUY Spectrobes NOW. Expand