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The World Ends with You (Nintendo DS)

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Description

The World Ends With You is an action RPG that puts players in the role of Neku Sakuraba, a sullen loner of a teenager who wakes up to find himself in modern day Shibuya, Japan, with no memory of how he got there and a ticking clock in his hand that tells him to complete the mission - or face erasure.

Neku and his partner Shiki Misaki find themselves as "Players" in a game that lasts seven days. Each day, players are given various missions to perform for the "Reapers" within a certain time limit, or be erased from existence.

Players use collectible pins to amplify their combat powers against "The Noise", animal-like creatures which can corrupt the people and environment around them. Each pin is activated in a different manner, from tapping the touchscreen, making sweeping motions with the stylus, or even blowing into the DS microphone. Neku fights on the lower screen of the DS, while his partner fights on the upper screen. Their combat styles are different, but can be combined to form more powerful attacks.

Players can purchase clothing to increase the effectiveness of their attacks, and gain PP points to enhance their pin abilities. PP is usually gained through combat, but can also be gained by coming into wi-fi contact with another person's DS.

There is also a wi-fi mini-game called "Ten Pin Slammer", where players can use one pin at a time to knock the other players' pins off the game board.

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The World Ends with You Nintendo DS Shopping for items...
The World Ends with You Nintendo DS ... and are added to your cell phone as memes...
The World Ends with You Nintendo DS Bad guys' meeting
The World Ends with You Nintendo DS If you see a text bubble over a character's head, that means that you may initiate a dialogue with that character.

Alternate Titles

  • "TWEWY" -- Informal name
  • "すばらしきこのせかい It's a Wonderful World" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

You can outsmart it by doing what it tells you. CrankyStorming (2755) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars

The Press Says

1UP Apr 17, 2008 A- 91
Legendra May 24, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Good Game May 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Tap Apr 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 18, 2008 17 out of 20 85
Power Unlimited Apr 18, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Gameswelt May 16, 2008 85 out of 100 85
JagoGame.com May 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport May 14, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 16, 2008 15 out of 20 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The World Ends with You appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Guy Chapman (1744) added The World Ends with You (Nintendo DS) on Jun 24, 2008