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 This case features a short cinematic, which turns out to contain important clues.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Once you "perceive" a witness's nervous habit, it's time to confront them about their lie.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS This is, without a doubt, the most ridiculous hairdo in any Ace Attorney game. Ever.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS The judge is expecting an answer, and your life bar is going to take a hit if you make the wrong choice.

Alternate Titles

  • "Gyakuten Saiban 4" -- Japanese title

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GBase - The Gamer's Base Aug 16, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP Feb 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Fragland.net Jul 04, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo-Online.de Jun 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
V2.fi Jun 09, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Adventure's Planet Oct 14, 2009 73 out of 100 73
Gamesmania.de May 23, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Retroage Dec 31, 2014 6.7 out of 10 67
Aventura y Cía Jun 01, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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 (23096) added Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS) on Feb 21, 2008