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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an enhanced port of Gyakuten Saiban. This version features all of the cases from the Game Boy Advance release, with the addition of a fifth case, which is as long as the four previous cases put together. The fifth case makes extensive use of the DS' special features, such as the microphone and the ability to examine inventory in 3D using the stylus.


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Alternate Titles

  • "逆转裁判:新生的逆转" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "逆転裁判 蘇る逆転" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Hilarious, clever and really fun to play... Order in the court ! Pirou Julien (2878) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Objection! NeoJ (428) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Interactive comic with a lot of heart and laughs Joshua J. Slone (4621) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

La Aventura es la Aventura Apr 14, 2007 91 out of 100 91
Pocket Gamer UK Apr 24, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Nov 19, 2005 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Nov 20, 2005 88 out of 100 88
FOK!games Dec 19, 2005 88 out of 100 88 Dec 15, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Insanity 2005 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Jan 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
AceGamez 2005 8 out of 10 80 Jun 16, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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1001 Video Games

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Due to issues regarding distribution rights between Nintendo Australia and THQ, Australia didn't see the release of the game until well after the sequel was available overseas, and a year after the European release.

Japanese version

The Japanese version of the iPhone port requires a constant connection to the Internet, unlike its western counterpart.


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