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The Settlers (Nintendo DS)

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Perspective
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49
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Description

The Settlers is a remake of The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici for the Nintendo DS.

The premise of the game is set to ancient Rome, with you taking control of the Romans in the main campaign, or additionally the Vikings, Nubian and Asian empires in Free Play mode.

The game works very differently from most general strategy games. Your goal is to reach the gateway at the end of each map, usually hidden amidst the enemy lines. You must build military buildings to expand your borders that you can reach the resources that are initially out of your reach. Eventually reaching the gateway to proceed onto the next level. Your city needs roads to optimize the trade routes and allow different buildings to get the resources they need for production.

The game is highly based on gathering resources and optimizing the roads to provide maximal resource gathering. In example, you need a woodcutter to provide a sawmill with logs in order for the builders to build new structures and harbors to build ships for your expeditions.

The game is almost a 1:1 recreation of the original Settlers II game, but it adds few new things to the game such as new music and new GUI to support the stylus.

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The Settlers Nintendo DS Introduction
The Settlers Nintendo DS Freeplay mode
The Settlers Nintendo DS Main menu (German)
The Settlers Nintendo DS Main menu (English)

Alternate Titles

  • "Die Siedler" -- German title

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The Press Says

Nintendo Front Jul 31, 2007 79 out of 100 79
PC Powerplay Jul, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania Jul 27, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Game Captain Aug 06, 2007 52 out of 100 52
Super Play Aug, 2007 5 out of 10 50
IGN Sep 10, 2007 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Sep 10, 2007 3.5 out of 10 35
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 04, 2007 7 out of 20 35
Pocket Gamer UK Sep 05, 2007 3 out of 10 30
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 16, 2007 1 out of 10 10

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Daedolon (3114) added The Settlers (Nintendo DS) on Oct 27, 2007