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  • Summary: Based on the classic Super Dodgeball released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Dodgeball Brawlers brings back the old-school Kunio characters with an all new arsenal of super throws and attacks in an all-out war for playground supremacy. Super Dodgeball Brawlers has over 100Based on the classic Super Dodgeball released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Dodgeball Brawlers brings back the old-school Kunio characters with an all new arsenal of super throws and attacks in an all-out war for playground supremacy. Super Dodgeball Brawlers has over 100 ball-busting special attacks! Dish out a variety of pain with over 100 special attacks with their own special animations and effects, like the Cactus Attack and Panda Shot. The Perfect Game for Multiplayer Mayhem! Compete in a traditional game of dodgeball against a friend or take part in a multiplayer street brawl with up to 8 players with a single Game Card. Finally, an open season for Violence! If the old-fashioned way doesn't work for you, you can now use punches, kicks, and even weapons against the opposing team. Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Play Magazine
    85
    This is damn near as good a version of Dodgeball as I could ask for...if only overall character speed could be tweaked. [May 2008, p.66]
  2. The action in SDB is slower than I would have expected from a sequel over a decade in the making. Still, the expansive character creation, crazy Supershots, and the nods to River City Ransom make all the flaws seem like the needless nitpicking of an obsessed fanboy.
  3. A good amount of fun for a short amount of time. It’s too complex for casual gamers, but too shallow for anyone looking to really dive into a dodgeball game. The core mechanics are tight, but sadly, there just isn’t that much to do with them.
  4. 65
    The overall experience is still very slow, and if the goal was to just emulate the original NES Dodge Ball experience, you'd be better off just digging that up or playing the cheaper, more advanced GBA version.
  5. Overall, it’s not the most sophisticated title on the block, but it’s worth it for the nostalgia value alone.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    61
    Retro fans will bemoan the left out favourite bits, while newcomers will feel it's a little bit simple. [Sept 2008, p.65]
  7. Super Dodgeball Brawlers is little more than a nostalgia trip, but it's a short trip, so there's no reason to pack your bags.

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  1. Jan 3, 2014
    10
    Simply the most fun sports game on the DS. The gameplay is simple and that's what keep you coming back for more. The game is actually prettySimply the most fun sports game on the DS. The gameplay is simple and that's what keep you coming back for more. The game is actually pretty dang hard and for a sports game is highly replayable, unlike some others that become quickly boring. Plus, 8 player multiplayer. Oh yeah! Expand

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