Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 90
    Dokapon Kingdom's perfectly balanced multiplayer, cool aesthetics and pure addictive fun make it a new high-water mark for party games on the Wii.
  2. Don't be fooled by Dokapon Kingdom's childish design: this unique board game-RPG crossover makes it hard not to enjoy yourself. [Dec 2008, p.100]
  3. Dokapon Kingdom is a cute, hilarious, addicting game with a multiplayer experience that can't be matched. It's not going to appeal to every gamer, but I can honestly rank my time with it among the most fun I've ever had with my Wii.
  4. 80
    Just like most of the other Atlus-published titles out there, it's hitting a smaller niche, but for those that it is aiming at (people that like RPGs, want a light, fun, multiplayer ode to the genre), it's a must-play.
  5. A nice surprise. It's a party game with an role-playing twist, but it's still surprisingly easy to pick up and play. In fact, the only thing difficult about this title is putting it down. It's funny that this waggle-free Wii title makes for one of the best party games available for the system.
  6. Dokapon Kingdom can elicit a roller coaster of emotions from a participant. There are some frustrating moments, but skilled players will be able to persevere through the worst the game throws at them.
  7. Ultimately, Dokapon Kingdom for the Wii is a typical party game; luck, luck, pushing luck, and pondering the nature of luck.
  8. But this game is definitely unique among its peers, and although it is not quite the best of both worlds, it is definitely worth checking out if you are a party game or RPG enthusiast.
  9. All in all, the game is rather disappointing: It offers no variety and no long-term motivation.
  10. 50
    If you've got the patience for a slow-burn party game and tolerance for hands-off interaction -- and you're cool with indirect mayhem and humiliation instead of constant head-to-head brawls -- I can see the game growing on you. Dokapon Kingdom may well hook a certain type of player, but I will say that it just didn't grab us.
  11. It's almost heartbreaking how much wasted potential there is here, and lonely RPG fans are better off playing Tales of Vesperia co-op until a better competitive option comes around.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 8, 2014
    9
    This is a game to play with friends. I'm giving it a 9 because it is a completely multiplayer experience and because the soundtrack and voiceThis is a game to play with friends. I'm giving it a 9 because it is a completely multiplayer experience and because the soundtrack and voice acting is very much sbpar, also the graphics are simplistic, but I, personally, find them charming. If you play this by yourself, you'll probably end up frustrated and yelling at the computer. If you play it with friends, you'll have the most fun ever. I am serious when I say I don't think I have ever had this much fun with a game. Much like Monopoly or Risk, it's a friendship destroyer, bu in the best of ways. There will be fun, and there will be backstabbing, which will also be fun when you change your friend's name in revenge. The game takes days to complete in story mode, but you can save anytime, so it works. I'm giving it a 9, but in sheer fun, its an 11, the perfect party game. Full Review »
  2. StevenBoothe
    Nov 21, 2008
    10
    Dokapon Kingdom is probably one of the best games to come out on the Wii. Very fun to play with friends, or solo (but I recommend withDokapon Kingdom is probably one of the best games to come out on the Wii. Very fun to play with friends, or solo (but I recommend with friends) - and it is a very very long party game. Me and 3 friends are playing it on story mode (yes, 4 people can play story mode together), and we have had countless hours of fun. This game brings together the best aspects of Mario Party mixed with a generic RPG ~ and it is amazing. Full Review »
  3. DPierce
    Oct 23, 2008
    9
    +: Very fun to play with friends and can be both a long game if you go through the story mode, or a single session game if you want something +: Very fun to play with friends and can be both a long game if you go through the story mode, or a single session game if you want something quick. Lots of replayability by changing character classes. Bonus: it has some real voiceovers instead of the heavily reused soundbites in Mario Party. -: Would have been nice to at least have the option of using the Wii pointer function, but not necessary. Hurrying through dialogs too quick tends to to re-trigger the same menu option, which is annoying. Full Review »