• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2007

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
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  1. Time Ace picks up a little bit after the first few levels, but never quite flies high enough for me. [June 2007, p.119]
  2. Essentially, Time Ace is a flawed, but fun 3D shooter that values action over realism, which is fortunate, since time travel isn't much of a down-to-earth concept to begin with.
  3. Nintendo Power
    Given the blandness of the single-player experience, you'll be better off enjoying the scenery during wireless LAN multicard dogfights. [June 2007, p.103]
  4. This middling rail shooter will not change your life, but it might improve a bus ride or two.
  5. But for whatever reason, the game just feels a tad rushed, and while enjoyable at times, there was just too much frustration and repetition to make this more than a rental, at least until it hits the bargain bins.
  6. A weak handheld title, that doesn't give any reason to run out and get it. This is a passable title, but barely. If you have every other action title mastered, and a long flight then I'd recommend it.
  7. 59
    Time Ace has merit and isn't a terrible game -- it just feels a little too slapped together and doesn't have enough polish to be considered even a "good" Nintendo DS action title.
  8. Trainwreck Studios tried with Time Ace. They tried hard. But it's obvious that while they do have some skill in game design (some of the less prohibitive levels, especially later in the game, are quite enjoyable), their first attempt lived up to the company's unfortunate name.
  9. Time Ace feels too much like it was just thrown together. So many elements are reused (even the final boss is comprised of bosses from earlier in the game) and numerous graphical glitches make it feel somewhat like an unfinished product.
  10. The first problem is the relatively small area you find yourself flying in throughout the missions.
  11. 50
    Time Ace comes close to being a good game, but its blandness and obnoxious habit of steering innocent pilots into an early grave keep it from reaching its full potential.
  12. Flight sims should be great on the DS, but the touch screen feature was sadly underused here, and feels much too clunky and lackluster for today's gamers.

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