WALL-E DS

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
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  1. 70
    It's a fun little puzzle game that matches the simplistic charm of Pixar's metallic critter.
  2. Overall, WALL•E for the DS is perfect game for those younger and somewhat experienced gamers who loved the WALL•E movie and own a DS.
  3. The production values are impressive on the DS, the puzzle adventuring is fun and clever, and the game has quite a unique vibe. But, there isn’t much variation at all in either the look of the game or the gameplay itself, and the repetition weighs down the experience substantially.
  4. Its art style is absolutely adorable, and the gameplay is simple but manageable.
  5. Games Master UK
    68
    A charming attempt to capture Pixar magic, but it won't appeal to all ages. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  6. The puzzles aren't too difficult to figure out, but the title is perfectly geared to younger players, and is definitely the highlight of the bunch.
  7. A platform game that just passes muster, which is still better then the Iron Man and Hulk titles.
  8. WALL-E on the Nintendo DS would be a fine game to rent but you may want to think it over before purchasing, you would really have to love either WALL-E or repetitive puzzle solving to own it.
  9. It’s a simple but elegant little package, just low-key and clever enough for regular gamers, with puzzle challenges that aren’t out of the ‘bot-claw grasp of younger fans of the movie.

Awards & Rankings

99
#99 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
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  1. rb
    Jul 5, 2008
    6
    Good enough for an afternoon (I started and finished it this way), and almost good enough to be classic, if only it had a few more gameplay Good enough for an afternoon (I started and finished it this way), and almost good enough to be classic, if only it had a few more gameplay options. It doesn't try to be anything more than a quick review of the movie, but the gameplay is great puzzle stuff, and at times reminds me of the Oddword games. You control Wall-E in 8 of 14 levels, crunching and chucking waste to activate switches and blast enemies. The levels are fun and varied. Unfortunately the other 6 levels are interchangeable wastes of time where you navigate Eve up, down, left and right to avoid oncoming obstacles. All this game needs is a few polishes -- some more levels and a level editor would be enough, even. As it stands, a not-too-wasteful purchase that neither I nor my son want to play a second time. Full Review »