Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

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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 Exposing lies.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS What are we getting into?
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Your first case, so you are nervous.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney iPhone This game has quick save feature, which is handy if you play in smaller sessions during the bus ride e.t.c.

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 ! Nintendo DS Pirou Julien (2853)
Objection! Nintendo DS NeoJ (428)
Interactive comic with a lot of heart and laughs Nintendo DS Joshua J. Slone (4615)

Critic Reviews

RPGFan Nintendo DS Nov 06, 2005 97 out of 100 97
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Apr 24, 2006 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Nintendo DS Feb 01, 2007 85 out of 100 85
GamesCollection Nintendo DS Dec 30, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Thunderbolt Games Nintendo DS Jan 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
App Spy iPhone May 24, 2010 4 out of 5 80
Gamezine Nintendo DS Nov 24, 2005 16 out of 20 80 Wii Jan 19, 2010 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo DS Feb 22, 2006 2 out of 3 67
3D Juegos Wii Jan 20, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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    • 2006 – #2 Best Adventure of the Year
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