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Ellen Reviews, 'Around the World In 80 Days' For The Nintendo DS.
1:32pm Wednesday 24th March 2010 in Games
Platform: Nintendo DS.
'I found this game highly addictive and although at first it appears to seem quite easy, don't be fooled, even by day 20 out of the 80 days you find it more difficult I would say this is a game you just can't put down. My rating for this would be 5 out of 5.
Around the World in 80 Days takes you back to the exciting times of exploration and discovery in the late 19th century in this addictive “match 3” game. Prepare yourself for a spectacular puzzle adventure on land, on sea and in the air as you accompany the English daredevil Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout. It’s up to you to solve puzzles and collect objects that will help you with your journey and win the bold wager.
Around the World in 80 Days for Nintendo DS is no adventure game in the traditional sense. Rather, it combines the popular “match 3” genre with an exciting story. Shift around adjoining game tiles to form groups of three or more rows of the same color. The clock shows you how much time you still have left to complete the level. Move all the objects to be collected to the bottom of the gameplay area by removing the game tiles below. However, watch out for the walls, blocks of ice and hidden game tiles that could make life very difficult for you.
Based on one of the most captivating stories in literary history, Around the World in 80 Days contains more than 80 challenging levels for you to tackle across different continents, as well as offering exciting multi-player modes. Around the World in 80 Days is the first game of its kind to offer three exciting multiplayer modes via Wifi, meaning that you can play and tackle together the levels that are already free, or play against each other and drive your opponent mad using nasty extras, such as ice blocks or chains. Or simply compete to be the quickest to complete a level. It’s your choice.
Features More than 80 levels of addictive combination fun.
Multiplayer mode: Cooperative, Head-to-Head, Time (multi-map game).
Upright mode for a relaxed gaming experience (suitable for both right- and left-handers).
Supports DS touchscreen and microphone features (also suitable for Nintendo DSi).
User-friendly structure for novices, offering plenty of helpful tips.