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Namco Museum DS ::- DS Game Review

Namco Museum DS ::- DS Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Oct 23, 2007
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Dig into seven classic arcade games with Namco Museum DS for the Nintendo DS! We review this blast from the past right here.

The folks at Namco Bandai Games have a Halloween treat for you - seven of their classic arcade games packed into a single Nintendo DS game and loaded with extra features! Namco Museum DS gives you Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig-Dug II, Xevious, The Tower of Druaga, Mappy, Galaxian and the new Pac-Man Vs. multiplayer game, all at once. Gary twiddled his thumbs at this new game and here's the 411 with his Namco Museum DS game review!

Classic Gaming Mayhem!

Firing up this game lets you pick from a list of eight games to play. Here's the 411 on 'em.
  • Pac-Man - Dodge ghosts and eat pellets in this classic!
  • Galaga - Blast alien invaders to space dust.
  • Dig-Dug II - Pump monsters until they pop, or collapse their island!
  • Xevious - Blast enemies in the awesome Solvalou jet fighter.
  • The Tower of Druaga - Battle fantasy monsters as you rescue Ki.
  • Mappy - Guide the police mouse past cats to recover stolen items!
  • Galaxian - Steer your ship left and right as you blast waves of aliens.
  • Pac-Man Vs. - Play with your friends, letting them be the ghosts that chase you around!
  • Retro Video Game Fun

    For casual gamers, being able to change the settings for each game lets you make it way easier to get extra lives and even change what the buttons do when you play. Plus, the multiplayer Pac-Man Vs. lets four people play with just one copy of Namco Museum DS! If you're a hardcore gamer, playing these classic games will put your skills to the test against legendary arcade games. Plus, these are games your parents played so you could probably challenge 'em to some multiplayer action!

    Old School Junk

    These games are old. That means old graphics, old controls and a serious lack of power-ups. Even though there are a lot of games to play, they aren't fantastic and it takes some time to get the hang of them properly even with the ability to muck with the game settings.

    Classic Fun or Old Trash?

    If you're a hardcore gamer, you'll have a blast with all these legendary games, especially Xevious! If you're a casual gamer you'll probably get bored by the older games after a while and end up playing Pac-Man Vs. against your friends for ages. Either way, Namco Museum DS is fun, especially if you're a hardcore gamer.

    Thumbs Up:

  • Seven different games to play.
  • Customize the game settings - like how to get extra lives!
  • Share Pac-Man with your friends for multiplayer fun.
  • You'll be able to play these games with your parents!
  • It's only $20!
  • Thumbs Down:

  • The games are old and kind of clunky.
  • The games are hard!
  • Game Rating: 4

    Available for: DS.

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