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Zubo (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Zubo (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay and story. The design and graphics are also appreciated, but the single player gameplay and reliability get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Zubo (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Zubo (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on Reviewers really like the gameplay and story. The design and graphics also get good comments, but the reliability and usability get critical views.

price, graphics, design, story, gameplay

usability, reliability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Zubo (Nintendo DS)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jack DeVries (

IGN: Zubo


The game is pretty lengthy too, though a lot of that is due to the fact that players have to constantly backtrack around the overworld to get to each new unlocked area. It can get a bit tedious and a little boring and the whole experience is very...

We're not sure what it is, but it's kind of fun.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Brown (



Designed specifically for pre-teen gamers, Zubo offers players a quirky mix of rhythm-action and traditional role-playing elements. Developed by EA's casual Bright Light studio, Zubo sends gamers to the land of Zubalon, where Lego-esque characters known a


Expert review by: Niall Macdonald (

Zubo DS Review


Naaaa, naaaa, na naaaah, naa! *boom* *boom, spish, boom* Superbell! Are you challenging me to a dance-off?!?! *Grrrrrr* It's a dance off folks!!!!! It's the Thriller, the dance of healing, the juggling fart blast, and my personal favourite, the hat...

Now, I must get back to my dance moves. I suspect that the apocalypse will involve drumnbass and some hefty dubstep..

May, 2010

Expert review by: Matthew Gastrian Evans (



If it's one thing I've learnt about reviews, through reading those of others and writing my own, it's that it is easy to write a good review about a bad game and very easy to write a bad review about a good game. It has very little to do with the...

I enjoyed it, for all its faults and bad choice of demographic I was happy to play it just for the battles. While there's depth in the action there's not a lot in the single section to keep your attention for more than an hour or so in one sitting. My...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Tom Orry (

Zubo Review for DS


Zubo for DS Review - Zubo is an extremely solid RPG for beginners that only really suffers because it's something kids won't be familiar with.

Nov, 2008

Kids Choice

Expert review by: NowGamer ArchiveBot (

Zubo (DS) review


Save the world with the power of music.

A wonderfully simple game with lots of humour and decent longevity.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: ahmad (

Zubo Review (DS)


Zubo is to Elite Beat Agents, what Puzzle Quest is to Bejeweled. The idea of a rhythm-based RPG sounded interesting, but the EA logo on the box made me cautious. However Zubo turned out to be a surprisingly decent game for the intended target...

Bottom line: Zubo is a good buy for younger gamers with reading ability and attention spans.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (



Rhythm Playing Game

Sadly we haven't seen enough rhythmic scrapping incorporated into the one entertainment medium that could really do it justice. Considering how integral a good scrap is to the vast majority of video games, and the proliferation of rhythm-based titles...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tracy Erickson (

E3 2008: Hands on with Zubo on DS


Cute games abound on DS, but few actually have substance to back up their loveable appearance.

No, we've never really grown up

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: AcidCrashX (

Zubo (DS) Review


Can ‘Elite Hero Poke Fantasy' work?

Good music; Bright colourful graphics; Elite Hero Poke Fantasy! It works

Only 55 Zubos?; Not much single player replay value; Story is lacking punch


Product Specifications

Players enter the world of Zubalon to help the colorful and zany inhabitants, the Zubos, defeat an evil force which is bent on world domination. Players can befriend the Zubos they meet along the way, feed and nurture them, help them gain skills and strength, and assist them in their battles with the enemy, the dastardly Zombos. A key element to Zubo is music, which is intrinsic to Zubalon from its tuneful plant life through to its currency of musical notes. The player will use the music to drive the battles forward, synchronizing their stylus action and tapping in time with the musical beats to win! With 55 Zubos available to find and recruit to a player's squad, plus a wealth of interactions and mini-games, and the world of Zubalon to explore, Zubo offers a deeply rewarding Nintendo DS experience.


Elements:Action - adventure / Miscellaneous - rhythm music
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:7+
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 6+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Electronic Arts
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Zubo


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action / Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational