Zubo DS

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 75
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 75
  3. Negative: 18 out of 75
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  1. KyleG.
    Apr 20, 2009
    9
    Underrated. This is the first turned based RPG that a 7 year old can properly play since Pokemon. There are over 50 Zubos you can collect and each with their own set of attacks broken into 3 basic archetypes. You are allowed to bring 3 Zubos into every battle so it's easy to make sure you have a good mix of strategic possibilities to fit the situation. Battles in Zubo are a goodUnderrated. This is the first turned based RPG that a 7 year old can properly play since Pokemon. There are over 50 Zubos you can collect and each with their own set of attacks broken into 3 basic archetypes. You are allowed to bring 3 Zubos into every battle so it's easy to make sure you have a good mix of strategic possibilities to fit the situation. Battles in Zubo are a good mix of turn based strategy and rhythm based gameplay that are at once entertaining and simplistic enough for younger kids to fully grasp and enjoy. An abundance of humor permeates the game in both the story and in many of the actual moves you pull of in battles. The game is definitely cute and funny enough to get tons of chuckles out of adults and kids alike. The game looks great on the DS with a nice 3D overhead view for adventuring and sharp cinematic camera for the battles. Terrific art and animation bring the quirky world of Zubo to life with great style. while the sound and music fit the visuals perfectly. It is a long game (as is the case with the majority of turn based RPGs) but the constant collecting of Zubos make it an interesting and enjoyable experience throughout it's entirety. I highly recommend this game......it's a BLAST! Collapse
  2. PanagiotisPapadopoulos
    Oct 7, 2008
    8
    A beautiful game by all means! I 'd call it a music rpg and not only for the younger ones. It 's just so funny to hit the screen in rhythmic way and beat the opponent! The environment, graphics, music are of a very high grade! I love it!!!

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#72 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. What is Zubo? It's very easy to ask the question, but very difficult to give an answer, and this is one of the reasons to think that Zubo is an innovative game. It doesn't create a genre but it combines a little of them in order to develop a rhythmic, entertaining and original RPG title.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    84
    Classy RPG gaming for a younger crowd. Buy it for your kid brother, then borrow it when no-one's looking. [Nov 2008, p.88]
  3. An outstandingly realized rhythm-based battle system housed in an average adventure, all wrapped up in gorgeous visuals.