Nacho Libre (video game)

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Nacho Libre
NachoLibre DS.png
Developer(s) Budcat Creations
Publisher(s) Majesco Entertainment
Designer(s) Nick Games
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release
  • NA: October 26, 2006
  • EU: June 29, 2007
  • AU: August 3, 2007
Genre(s) Wrestling
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Nacho Libre is a video game for the Nintendo DS based upon the film of the same name. It was developed by Budcat Creations for Majesco Entertainment and released in 2006 in the US, and 2007 in Europe and Australia. The game was notable for its "Photo Puppety" art style, where still photos of characters from the film are used on 3D models.

Features[edit]

General[edit]

  • Players control 1 of 21 Luchadors (18 from the film & 3 bonus characters)
  • Each character has a custom set of wrestling moves

Game Modes[edit]

  • Story Mode (single player, based on the plot of the movie)
  • Vs. Mode
  • Tag Team Mode (2 vs. 2)
  • Battle Jam (2-4 player)
  • Quick Match
  • Championship Match (multiplayer only)

Arenas[edit]

5 of the 6 Wrestling arenas from the game are based on locations in the movie or script:

  • Pigpen - where Young Nacho wrestles a pig, based on a deleted scene from the movie
  • Tournament de Nuevo Luchadors - Where Nacho and Esqueleto have their first match
  • Arena Oaxaca - Where most of the wrestling matches in the movie take place
  • Arena Finale - Where Nacho has his final battle with Ramses
  • Gypsy Castle - This is a bonus ring designed around a set used in a deleted scene from the movie

Multiplayer[edit]

The game has 2 Multiplayer modes that operate via the DS wireless connection:

  • Multi-Cart (2-4 players, each with their own game cartridge)
  • Single-Cart (2-4 players, downloaded from a single host cartridge)

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic56/100[1]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GameSpot5.7/10[2]
IGN4/10[3]
NGamer46%[4]
Nintendo Life4/10 stars[5]
Nintendo Power7/10[6]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nacho Libre for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ Navarro, Alex (November 1, 2006). "Nacho Libre Review". GameSpot. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ Harris, Craig (November 1, 2006). "Nacho Libre Review". IGN. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Nacho Libre". Nintendo Gamer: 70. September 2007. 
  5. ^ Aaron, Sean (February 13, 2010). "Review: Nacho Libre". Nintendo Life. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nacho Libre". Nintendo Power. 210: 115. December 2006. 

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