Avalon Code (Nintendo DS)

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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.


Avalon Code Nintendo DS The boy character
Avalon Code Nintendo DS Player select screen
Avalon Code Nintendo DS More realtime 3D intro
Avalon Code Nintendo DS The strange knight transforms into a Minotaur, so you have no choice but to kick his butt!

Alternate Titles

  • "アヴァロンコード" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

IGN Mar 06, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
RPGFan Mar 31, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 23, 2010 16 out of 20 80
GameZone Mar 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Mar 18, 2010 72 out of 100 72
Worth Playing Mar 28, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine May, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Apr 08, 2010 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
NintendoWorldReport May 16, 2009 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot May 01, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55


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