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Avalon Code (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Avalon Code is a hack and slash Action-RPG that takes place in a world about to end. Choosing between a male or female avatar, the player is given the Book of Prophecy from which the world will be remade. Everything in the world can be scanned and recorded into the Book of Prophecy, and players can further redefine an entry's properties by mixing and matching pieces of code.

Codes in Avalon Code are Tetris-like chunks which fit into each book entry's grid of available code space. Think of these codes like genes in a DNA sequence that you can grab and move with the stylus. For example, elemental properties (such as fire) can be incorporated into a weapon, allowing you to melt ice. Removing codes from enemies allows you to weaken them, making them easier to dispatch.

Players string together light combos and can perform charged special moves. Additionally, the player can begin a Judgment Link which juggles the enemy higher and higher (with proper timing) which yields precious HP, MP and Gem bonuses. Dungeons are somewhat unique in that each room is a timed challenge, with requirements such as hitting all switches, defeating all enemies, Judgment Linking xN, and/or various combinations of these.

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Avalon Code Nintendo DS Another story introduction screen
Avalon Code Nintendo DS Our hero gets the sacred tome or whatever that thing is...
Avalon Code Nintendo DS And just as soon as the book falls into the boy's hands - this guy shows up.
Avalon Code Nintendo DS Very impressive animation for a real-time 3D scene on Nintendo DS

Alternate Titles

  • "アヴァロンコード" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

RPGFan Mar 31, 2009 83 out of 100 83
IGN Mar 06, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Cheat Code Central 2009 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 23, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Nintendojo 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.fr Apr 06, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Apr 28, 2009 7 out of 10 70
NintendoWorldReport May 16, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Game Observer Aug 17, 2009 57 out of 100 57
Game Revolution May 19, 2009 C- 42

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Alex Rivers (7) added Avalon Code (Nintendo DS) on Mar 17, 2009