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Trace Memory (Nintendo DS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of DS Case (UK/France/Germany/Netherlands):

    ANOTHER CODE

    TWO MEMORIES

    ANOTHER CODE™: TWO MEMORIES - Where is Dad? Just before my 14th birthday, a mysterious package arrived for me. There was a letter from my father, who I thought had died when I was 3, and a small device... Join this journey to a deserted island and solve riddles using the Touch Screen and microphone functions of your Nintendo DS.

    ANOTHER CODE™: DOPPELTE ERINNERUNG - Wo ist Papa? Ein seltsames Paket... kurz vor meinem 14. Geburtstag. Darin ein Brief von Papa und ein kleines Gerät. Aber Papa ist doch vor elf Jahren gestorben... Begleite Ashley auf eine einsame Insel und löse dort mithilfe von Touchscreen und Mikrofon deines Nintendo DS die Rätsel um das Another.

    ANOTHER CODE™: MEMOIRES DOUBLES - "Où est papa? A la veille de mon quatorzième anniversaire, j'ai reçu un étrange paquet. Il contenait un appareil électronique et une lettre de mon père, que je croyais mort depuis mes trois ans..." Explorez une île mystérieuse et résolvez ses énigmes à l'aide de votre Nintendo DS!

    ANOTHER CODE™: TWO MEMORIES Net voor mijn 14e verjaardag ontving ik een mysterieus pakketje. Er zat een brief bij van mijn vader - van wie ik altijd heb gedacht dat hij overleed toen ik 3 was - en een klein apparaatje... Reis naar een verlaten eiland en los de raadsels op met het Touch Screen en de microfoon van je Nintendo DS!

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16616) on May 27, 2010.

Nintendo E3 2005 Catalog:
    Piece Together the Traces of Your Past

    Ten years ago, while researching human memory, your parents suddenly disappeared. Now, a letter from your father provides the first clue in a strange adventure to the mysterious Blood Edward Island. But what could a memory-generating computer and a ghost named D have to do with your parents' disappearance? Blood Edward Island won't give up its secrets easily, so you'll have to trace the clues to find the truth.

    Contributed by Lampbane (2522) on Jan 04, 2009.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    Piece Together the Past

    Ten years ago, your parents suddenly disappeared while researching human memory. Now, a letter from your father opens up the past and provides the first clue in a strange adventure on the mysterious Blood Edward Island. What could a memory-generating computer and a ghost named D have to do with your parents disappearance? Blood Edward Island won't give up its secrets easily. You'll need to trace the clues to find the truth in this powerful adventure.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 05, 2007.

Back of Case (Australia):
    Where is Dad?
    Just before my 14th birthday, a mysterious package arrived for me. There was a letter from my father, who I thought had died when I was 3, and a small device...
    Join this journey to a deserted island and solve riddles using the Touch Screen and microphone functions of your Nintendo DS.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 09, 2006.

Back of Case (US):

    BLOOD EDWARD ISLAND AWAITS...



    Ten years after her parents' presumed deaths, Ashley Robbins receives a package - supposedly sent by her father - that contains a small device. Tracing it to deserted Blood Edwards Island, she sets out to discover what really happened all those years ago. Follow Ashley as she explores the island's depths, solves puzzles, searches for clues, and uncovers the truth of her parents' fates.

    Use the DS's unique features - Touch Screen, dual screens, and microphone - to solve the puzzles of Blood Edward Island.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Oct 22, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:
    Ten years ago, while researching human memory for a secret government lab, Ashley's parents disappeared suddenly. Now, a single clue leads her to the mysterious Blood Edward Island to piece together the traces of her past.

    Features

    • Twists and turns await around every corner. It's up to players to figure out the truth from the clues on the island. Trace Memory's rich story will appeal to young and older audiences alike.
    • As players move around the 3-D map, the touch screen displays a breathtaking birds-eye view of the action, while the top screen shows a first-person view of scenes and conversations.
    • To advance in the game, players must work to solve innovative puzzles that take advantage of the DS's unique features: touch screen, dual screens, mic and stereo sound.

    Storyline

    While researching human memory for the government's secret lab, scientists Richard and Sayoko Robbins suddenly disappear and are presumed dead. Ten years later, their daughter, Ashley, receives a letter from Richard, telling her that he is still alive and sequestered in a lab on Blood Edward Island. Ashley traces the letter to the island to find the truth behind her parents' mysterious disappearance. Once there, she discovers that her parents had been working on a memory-generating computer called Trace, but the connection between Trace and their disappearance remains unclear.

    While searching for Richard, Ashley befriends a ghost named D, who is looking for answers of his own. Having lost all his memories and any recollection of his death, D is destined to remain in limbo and wander the island until he recovers them. Together, they set off to find the truth of their pasts.

    Gameplay

    Players explore the island, talk to different characters and solve puzzles to advance the story. The game world is intricate, and players will find clues and information in the most unexpected places.

    Trace Memory takes full advantage of the DS's dual screens to guide players through Blood Edward Island. The gameplay takes place on the touch screen, where players get an aerial view of the game world. Meanwhile, the top screen shows a first-person view of scenes and conversations. Players can tap on any area on the touch screen to get a closer look.

    Check back for more information on this game as the release date approaches.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Oct 10, 2005.