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Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Based 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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Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS More tutorial nonsense
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS Level-end story event
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS It's getting interesting - more units PLZ.
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS I'll kill you all!!!

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The Press Says

UOL Jogos Mar 20, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Cheat Code Central Feb 17, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Feb 14, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Gry Onet Mar 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online May 01, 2006 75 out of 100 75
GameCola.net Jul 01, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
FOK!games Mar 26, 2006 60 out of 100 60
The Review Busters 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

EEPROM corruption

It 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.

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Kartanym (10780) added Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (Nintendo DS) on Mar 01, 2006