DemiKids: Light Version Game Boy Advance

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. DemiKids (both Light and Dark versions) are what the last Pokemon entires should have been... If you have any affinity for the GBA Pokemon games, DemiKids is a must-buy. [Sept 2003, p.126]
  2. 70
    The game’s storyline and Demon collecting aspect more than make up for these SNES shortcomings, providing gamers with an entertaining, albeit dark RPG.
  3. DemiKids doesn't stack up all that well against Nintendo's "Pokémon" games in terms of variety, fun, or overall cohesiveness, but it is decent enough to provide most players with a healthy 10 to 20 hours of play time.
  4. It's not Pokemon, but it covers similar territory. [Nov 2003, p.152]
  5. DemiKids has a finer pedigree than most, but the rest of us are still waiting for these things to grow a spine. A curiosity at best. [Nov 2003, p.91]
  6. 60
    This is a hard game. Despite the intended juvenile audience, keeping your demons alive through even a single battle can sometimes be a real struggle.
  7. 55
    Because the quest is extensive with plenty of levelling up opportunities, folks who really dig the wander-around-until-a-random-battle-occurs Japanese RPG gameplay will probably be able to swallow the game design of DemiKids.
  8. So much of this game is derived from Pokemon that it's shameless.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. KyleK.
    Oct 10, 2004
    Kind of ironic that some criticize it as a Pokemon ripoff, when in fact Pokemon essentially lifted its entire "recruit and train monsters" system from the original Megami Tensei games on the NES and SNES (of which Demikids is a side-story). It is unfortunate, though, that the formerly rich and well-developed demon negotiation system is so limited in these games. Full Review »
  2. AshleyB.
    Dec 29, 2003
    Well, i don't think it's as good as Pokemon, but it is very creative. The creatures are more detailed, but when it comes to the way the battle system is set up, it's not very easy to read. Full Review »
  3. KaLokC.
    Nov 5, 2003
    I love this game but... Is there anyone get the answer of "Magic Word" in the game?