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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)

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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.


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Searching for evidence.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Exposing lies.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Your first case, so you are nervous.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Somebody is getting angry.

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 (2712) 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 (4617) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says (GAF) Mar 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
FOK!games Dec 19, 2005 88 out of 100 88
Nintendo Front Feb 04, 2007 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Oct 25, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 Mar 31, 2006 17 out of 20 85
GamePro (US) Oct 19, 2005 4 out of 5 80
Bordersdown Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Oct 11, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamebrink 2005 75 out of 100 75
Games Radar Mar 27, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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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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Ben K (23100) added Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS) on Dec 27, 2005
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