DescriptionBased upon Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, this addition to the Age of Empires series shifts from its real time strategy roots to a DS exclusive turn-based strategy title, though the same goals still apply. Command and rule.
Using the DS touch screen, players must guide their chosen empire in a series of battle campaigns, utilizing a number of units, strategies, and hero units in battle, while also constructing a town to provide new units and upgrades.
Five different civilizations are available: Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens, and the Japanese. Each has a unique hero unit, for example Richard the Lionheart (Britons), Minamoto Yoshitsune (Japanese), Joan of Arc (Franks) or Genghis Khan (Mongols), who all provide a number of advancements during battle.
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|1UP||Feb 17, 2006||8.5 out of 10||85|
|N-Zone||Sep 20, 2006||83 out of 100||83|
|GameSpot||Feb 13, 2006||8.2 out of 10||82|
|GamePlay (Croatia)||Jan, 2007||16 out of 20||80|
|GameSpy||Feb 21, 2006||80|
|GamesRadar||Mar 17, 2006||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamekult||Nov 17, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
|Play Magazine||2006||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Informer Magazine||Mar, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
|The Review Busters||2006||6 out of 10||60|
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EEPROM corruptionIt was discovered that a fatal, cart-bricking bug has slipped unnoticed into the final version of the game: Whenever the name of your DS is 3 characters or less, the game corrupts the EEPROM and crashes even before displaying the title screen. From this point on it will no longer boot, even on a DS with a longer name, unless the cartridge's EEPROM is wiped clean.
- 2006 – #3 Best Strategy Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (official website)
- Age of Empires DS Website (Official website for Age of Empires: The Age of Kings for Nintendo DS.)