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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)

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It's seven years after the events seen in Trials and Tribulations, and Phoenix Wright has shouted his last "Objection!". Taking his place in the court is a new Ace Attorney, the young rookie, Apollo Justice. Does he have what it takes to clear his clients of their guilt?

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is the fourth game in the Ace Attorney series, and the first to be designed from the ground up for the Nintendo DS. In addition to the now-familiar courtroom action and investigation, Apollo also gets to take part in forensic investigation, such as taking plaster casts and dusting for prints. Players can also examine their inventory in three dimensions, as clues can sometimes be hidden out of normal sight.

Apollo also has a special talent - the ability to perceive people's nervous habits. If a witness' testimony appears to be rock solid, Apollo can still crack it by taking note of their nervous habit that they perform whenever they're lying, and catch them in the act by shouting out "GOTCHA!".


Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Another forensic minigame: fill in the shoe print with plaster...
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Another cross-examination. The bracelet icon lights up whenever Apollo has a chance to use his Perceive ability. (Also, Ema's pouting is so adorable.)
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS An animated representation of the crime scene.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Kristoph Gavin, your helpful mentor.

Alternate Titles

  • "Gyakuten Saiban 4" -- Japanese title

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GamesCollection Dec 28, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Mar 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
NGamer Apr 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Mar 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Mar 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania May 23, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Gamekult Mar 31, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Jun 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Mar 28, 2008 C+ 58


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The fictional country of Borginia mentioned in this game and Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth was also featured in Dino Crisis. It was called the Borginian Republic, and the game's setting was Ibis Island which was referred to as being part of the Republic. It was also presented as an antagonistic power.

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Ben K (23103) added Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS) on Feb 21, 2008