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Metroid Prime Hunters (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Metroid Prime Hunters (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Comments about the action and price are on the whole positive. The controls and graphics are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the single player gameplay.

multi player, graphics, controls, price, action

single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Metroid Prime Hunters (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)


Given how long the Nintendo DS has been available, it's hard to believe that Metroid Prime: Hunters was one of the first games shown off when the system was first introduced. Some of you early adopters may remember getting a brief demo level of the...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Steven Chan (

Metroid Prime: Hunters - DS review at Thunderbolt Games


The first FPS game I played on the Nintendo DS was Peter Jackon's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (or some such), and it was just dire. I knew not to expect much, graphically, from the DS even though MKDS blew me away, but surely they could...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Ben (

Metroid Prime Hunters


The handheld first person shooter market is decidedly thin. Unless you're up for a game of SOCOM with one analog 'stick' or are hankering for a 16 player game of Faceball, you're going to come up short. Nintendo thinks they have found the answer to all...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Sean Colleli (

Metroid Prime Hunters


Metroid Prime Hunters explodes onto the DS, at long last. The wait was well worth it—this game is the indisputable killer-app of the handheld, and one of the most involving games on the market today. As a game it defies classification, as both a...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Zachary Gasiorowski (

Metroid Prime: Hunters on Nintendo DS


Hunt or the Hunted

Considering this game is on a handheld system that really wasn’t designed for intense 3D games, Hunters is a worthy purchase. This game has the most extensive multiplayer mode on the DS yet, but it still lacks features that everyone wants such as VOIP...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: SHAUN CONLIN (

Metroid Prime Hunters


It's safe to say that Metroid Prime Hunters marks the next-level in gaming on the Nintendo DS... the Halo of portable systems.

It's safe to say that Metroid Prime Hunters marks the next-level in gaming on the Nintendo DS. As happens in all new game system lifecycles, NDS games have clearly entered that treasured "second generation," where developers have mastered the new...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Andrew Joy (

Metroid Prime Hunters


Perhaps one of the most well-known and widely anticipated titles for the Nintendo DS, players first got a glimpse of Metroid Prime: Hunters from a demo that came included with the original system, and they've been waiting for it ever since. It was...

Great presentation ; Well-rounded multiplayer ; Online play, with voice chat

Painful default controls ; Unnatural alternate controls ; A little too short and easy

This game is everything we’ve been waiting for on the Nintendo DS and it was a long wait, at that: over two years. But, overall, I really think it was worth it – with Metroid Prime: Hunters, Nintendo delivers on all it's promised (once they themselves...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Russ_Fischer (

Metroid Prime: Hunters review for the DS


Son of Samus.

High-class design; Badass new bounty hunters; Loads of good multiplayer; Control is very fluid

but kills hands dead; Hey dude, what's your friend code?; Linear

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: George Holomshek (

Metroid Prime: Hunters Review


Since the release of the Nintendo DS gamers have been anticipating the DS-exclusive, Metroid Prime: Hunters. Featuring a funky touch-screen control style, Metroid-classic adventure gaming and a robust online multiplayer mode, Hunters might just be all...

one of the best looking games on the DS, solid gameplay, intense multiplayer

controls take some getting used to, recycled bosses

Metroid Prime: Hunters is the game to have on the Nintendo DS right now. Metroid fans, especially those of the Prime series, will love it and FPS fans are going to dig the awesome online play. It looks good, sounds good, and though the controls can...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Jonathan Metts (

Metroid Prime: Hunters


Hunters is a fantastic multiplayer FPS, but we're still waiting for the first Metroid game on DS.

Fast, robust, addictive online play with voice chat ; Great local wireless modes ; Accurate touch controls ; Amazing graphics

Lame single-player mode ; Carpal tunnel syndrome ; Online bugs (should go away soon)

Last I heard, multiplayer only needed to be fun, it didn't have to fit in with any "story"...

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

Who is the Galaxy's most elite bounty hunter? Before Metroid Prime Hunters, the answer was easy. Now that six other ferocious bounty hunters have gathered to challenge Samus, the title is up for grabs. Metroid Prime Hunters delivers the most intense first-person multiplayer action ever experienced on a hand-held system, and with Nintendo Wi-Fi connection you can test your skills against players from around the world. From its stunning graphics to its super-smooth gameplay, Metroid Prime Hunters showcases the awesome power of Nintendo DS. The Adventure mode is a fun diversion, but it


Elements:Action - first person shooter
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:4


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Prime Hunters
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Metroid


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:Game cartridge
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action