Transformers Decepticons

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Developer(s) Vicarious Visions
Publisher(s) Activision
DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Hasbro
Nintendo
Composer(s) Jason Graves
Platform(s) Nintendo DS Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo DSi Nintendo DSi XL
Release
  • NA: June 19, 2007
  • AU: July 4, 2007
  • EU: July 20, 2007
Genre(s) Action Adventure

Transformers Decepticons is a video game based on fictional alien robots, Transformers. This version follows an alternate plot of the 2007 live action film Transformers.[1] Most prominently, while the Autobots version has missions in the Arctic, the Decepticons version contain desert missions taking place in a Qatar military base.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The game consists of four large virtual locations, semi-destructible environments and enemies in the form of local law enforcement and opposing Transformers. Only cars and other robots may be destroyed. "Hazard levels" denote the extent of attack the player character comes under based on how much destruction they perpetrate. Glowing spots on the map denote mission markers, which come in two varieties - twenty-three story missions, which further the game storyline, and thirty-four challenge missions, for players to test their skills. The game also features a slight RPG element in the form of XP, gained by destroying enemies and completing missions, which steadily increases players' levels (up to 20), unlocking new abilities and increasing stats.[1] While a select number of missions allow players to take control of five of the Autobots or Decepticons featured in the movie, for the majority of the game, the player will control the "Create-A-Bot," a customizable generic Transformer whose alternate mode the player can determine by scanning any one of over thirty-seven vehicles found throughout the game locations.[3]

The games utilizes the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for the "AllSpark Wars" online campaign, which pits players of the two different versions of the game against each other. Players are able to download one new special single player challenge each day and earn points upon its completion. Their score is then uploaded to a server at the end of the challenge and the side with the most points at the end of the day (Autobots or Decepticons) wins the "battle". The first side to win seven battles wins the overall "war" and a new war begins.[1] However, if the Autobots and Decepticons win at least one piece each, a "tiebreaker match" will be played until the whole Allspark is under control of either side. Players earn Wi-Fi tokens for their involvement, which will unlock additional vehicles and cheats for use while playing the main game. Despite the aforementioned Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support, multiplayer death-matches are limited to localized wireless play.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 67%[4]
Metacritic 66/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com 5.5/10[4]
GameSpot 6.5/10[3]
GameSpy 3.5/5 stars[6]
GameZone 7.5/10[7]
IGN 6.8/10[8]
Nintendo Life 4/10 stars[9]
Nintendo Power 6/10[10]
Nintendo World Report 7.5/10[11]

The game received "average" reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harris, Craig (June 12, 2007). "Transformers Hands-on". IGN. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Harris, Craig (April 13, 2007). "Transformers DS First Details". IGN. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Provo, Frank (July 3, 2007). "Transformers: Decepticons Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Transformers: Decepticons for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Transformers: Decepticons for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ Theobald, Phil (July 23, 2007). "GameSpy: Transformers: Decepticons". GameSpy. Archived from the original on July 28, 2007. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Hopper, Steven (June 28, 2007). "TRANSFORMERS: DECEPTICONS: - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on April 1, 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Harris, Craig (June 28, 2007). "Transformers: Decepticons Review". IGN. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ Barker, Sammy (February 21, 2008). "Transformers: Decepticons (DS) Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Transformers: Autobots/Decepticons". Nintendo Power. 220: 86. September 2007. 
  11. ^ Basire, Casey (August 2, 2007). "Transformers: Autobots & Decepticons". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 

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