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Overlord: Minions (DS)

Overlord: Minions (DS)
alaScore 81

16 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the graphics, but some have doubts about the story and gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Overlord: Minions (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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Overlord Minions (DS)

 

Overlord: Minions marks the first time this deviant fantasy series has ventured into handheld territory. It initially appears to be a fun accompaniment to its console big brothers, boasting malevolent minions and conveniently downsized exploration well...

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Review: Overlord Minions (Nintendo DS)

 

The focus on fewer minions is understandable, as the portable system would not be able to play like the main Overlord titles. However, even though the game plays more like a puzzle game, in many ways it is very similar to the console versions of the...

Overlord Minions is good for when you want to be evil on the go. It sports good level design and retains the series humor. Some touchy control issues hold the game back from being better, but they aren't game breaking.

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Overlord Minions Nintendo DS Review

 

Each of the four minions possesses powers you'll need to progress through each stage. Stench (the green one) can withstand poison gas fields, Blaze (the red one) has no trouble walking through fire, Zap (the blue one) walks across ice and water and...

Interesting team concept similar to the Lost Vikings games, simple combat

Sloppy touch-screen stylus controls, game doesn't have any checkpoints to save your progress, minions aren't bright enough to avoid falling into pits or colliding with walls, muddy visuals with glitches galore

At first glance, Overlord Minions appears to be a fun spin-off of the console games. Rather than controlling a dark, powerful Overlord that crushes anything he comes across, you guide four of his minions through a series of levels, using their unique...

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Overlord: Minions

 

The Overlord series is finally making its debut on the Nintendo DS. Much like the on the Wii, the series is taking a slightly different direction than the Xbox 360/PS3 games. This time, rather than focusing the story on the Overlord himself, the DS...

Clever puzzles and level designs ; Graphics are well done

Controls are absolutely broken ; Humour is decidedly flat in comparison to other games in the series ; Story isn't very engaging

Controls are absolutely broken

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Overlord: Minions

 

Since the release of god sim Black & White, many games have taken the idea of being the bad guy and ran like Usain Bolt with it, letting the concept directly influence gameplay like in Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, and it's the underlining...

Climax Studios have crafted an enjoyable adventure for DS owners, but the end result is not without its fair share of control and longevity hindrances. A successful combination of many styles of play, with a healthy dollop of British humour mixed in...

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