101-in-1 Explosive Megamix
|101-in-1 Explosive Megamix|
|Release date(s)||Nintendo DS
101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is a video game developed by Nordcurrent and published by Atlus for the Nintendo DS. It was first released in Europe on November 28, 2008 and features 10 hours worth of mini-games. A version for the WiiWare service was released on September 22, 2011 in Europe and on October 13, 2011 in North America.
While the reviews for the DS version were mixed, the WiiWare version got overwhelmingly negative reviews, and the criticism for this game was directed toward the repetitive minigames and the controls.
Players can use the stylus and touch screen to test their reflexes in action mini-games like racing and skydiving, take on sporting events such as basketball, curling, and archery, strategize with tank and space combat games, or play match three, Sudoku, and jigsaw puzzles. Gamers who set high scores earn gold coins that can be used to unlock other activities, and those looking for multiplayer action take on friends in multi-card wireless play.
On February 9, 2009, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced that it had secured the North American publishing rights from Nordcurrent for 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix for Nintendo DS. Players could challenge a friend to multiplayer competition through local wireless play. It was scheduled for release on April 21, 2009 for a price of US$19.99.
The game received mixed reviews for the DS version. Nintendo World Report commented "101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is the definitive bad budget title. Some of the mini-games are remotely fun, but others feel like a chore. With so many poor and forgettable games on the compilation, it's hard to recommend this one". Eurogamer stated "There is so little replay potential here, so little urge to top high scores or perfect shoddy make-do attempts, that completing each task feels more of a relief than an achievement". Game Revolution commented "You're better off putting on a blindfold, walking into a rack of DS titles, and picking the game that your face lands on".
The WiiWare version, however, received extremely negative reviews, IGN commented "[...] keep your cash held back from this 'value' option. It's a waste of money no matter how the math works out". IGN also criticized the game being a direct port from the DS and the iPhone. Official Nintendo Magazine UK noted "You'll find it tough to unlock all 101 games. Not that you'd want to bother because they're so abysmal, not even of the standard of your average Flash game". Review aggregator Metacritic gave the game 16/100 based on 5 reviews, and is the lowest rated Wii game on the website. GameRevolution gave the game a "D-". GamesRadar gave the game a 4/10.
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