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 Unlike its console and PC counterparts, all movement in the DS version of the game is turn-based.
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS Level-end summary
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS Introduction of the first chapter
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS I'll kill you all!!!

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Feb 17, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Chronicles Mar 12, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
DarkZero 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
N-Zone Sep 20, 2006 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy Feb 21, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplanet Jan 16, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online May 01, 2006 75 out of 100 75
GameCola.net Jul 01, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 05, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Diehard GameFan Feb 22, 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.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Best Strategy Game of the Year

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Kartanym (10763) added Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (Nintendo DS) on Mar 01, 2006