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Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest

aka: Ecolis, Ecolis: Difendi La Foresta, Ecolis: DĂ©fends la ForĂȘt, Ecolis: Rette den Wald, Ecolis: Save the Forest

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Game Vortex (85 out of 100) (85%)

I found Eco-Creatures to be an interesting game to play. It's not very novel in concept, since it is very much like Pikmin, but it's still a decent Real-Time Strategy game. I would recommend renting it (if you can find it) or at least checking out the full gameplay before you buy it, just to make sure you like the style. If you liked Pikmin though, I'm quite sure you will enjoy Eco-Creatures.

2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

Cheat Code Central (3.8 out of 5) (76%)

The eco-friendly message and cute, cushy exterior make this game an easy-sell to parents wanting to hook their kids up with something a little more wholesome than your average beat'em up, but Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest packs enough substance to hold up under the scrutiny of those whose gaming tastes lean towards the more mature end of the spectrum.

Mar 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

Nintendo Le Magazine Officiel (7.5 out of 10) (75%)

Le genre de titre qu'on voudrait voir plus souvent, tellement il se montre inventif, intelligent et, pour ne rien gĂącher, amusant comme tout !

Jun 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

JeuxVideoPC.com (14 out of 20) (70%)

Un message Ă©cologique, un gameplay simple et amusant, une ambiance naĂŻve : quelques ingrĂ©dients qui font de Ecolis : DĂ©fends la ForĂȘt un titre idĂ©al pour initier les jeunes joueurs au STR.

Sep 19th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

Computer Bild Spiele (2.88 out of 6) (62%)

Ein witziges "befriedigendes" Spiel, bei dem Du Deine Ecolis gegen die Waldfeinde antreten lÀsst.

Oct 1st, 2008 · Nintendo DS

Da Gameboyz (6 out of 10) (60%)

Although Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest is an RTS game, it is definitely not aimed at those who are hardcore into the genre. When looking at the graphics, sound and gameplay together it is clear that this game is targeted at a younger and simplier audience. I honestly think that those looking for a true strategy experience will be disappointed; however those fans who may want to get the younger ones into this style of game should to take a close look Eco-Creatures for sure.

Mar 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

GamePro (US) ( ) (60%)

Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest is quite basic for an RTS game, but the simplicity works well for it. The animals battle, grow trees for the purpose of spawning more of their kind, and shift personalities and fighting styles according to games they play with Dorian in between missions. If not for the wretched controls, it would be a perfect first-time RTS game for the younger crowd. As it stands though, it's too frustrating for both veterans and beginners.

Mar 24th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

Pocket Gamer UK (6 out of 10) (60%)

However, if you can stomach the problems, you'll be rewarded with a bright and breezy strategy game that's light, but fun. How many other games have a genetically modified soya crop as an end of chapter boss? Exactly.

Jun 24th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

Game Chronicles (5.5 out of 10) (55%)

Eco-Creatures puts across a good message and I really think it would be great for kids. It does have some glitches, but they are nothing terrible. Overall the game is fun and kid friendly and I think most parents would agree that any game that influences their children to do the right thing and help the environment is a good thing. Kids will find Eco-Creatures fun and interesting with all the cute animals and characters. I know I really enjoyed Eco-Creatures. Sure, it's not AAA quality but you will be entertained for a long time and that's what it's all about. With all its battles and with the option of building you own levels and interacting through the DS’s Wi-Fi, Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest will be a fun addition to any child's game collection

Apr 10th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

IGN (5.5 out of 10) (55%)

Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest had a lot of potential. It has the makings of a good game. It has interesting characters and premise. The design is simple, but fun. However, the clunky controls, slowdown, and useless multiplayer pollute an otherwise clean title. Saving the forest is a worthy endeavor, but gamers are better off just saving the green in their wallets.

Mar 12th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

GamesRadar (5 out of 10) (50%)

Eco-Creatures has a good core theme, cute characters, an interesting level editor and an hour or two of fun in it. Otherwise, its muddled approach to real-time strategy and mixed messages make it a gimmicky game that doesn’t quite succeed the way it was intended.

Mar 18th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

GameSpot (5 out of 10) (50%)

Eco Creatures is an adorable real-time strategy game with a solid presentation, a decent level editor, some multiplayer options, and cute creatures to lead into battle. However, it's simply not strategic enough and ultimately devoid of depth. You'll spend more time trying to figure out how to outsmart the game's annoying quirks than you will pondering in what order you want to plant trees or build bridges. When you toss in how rarely you'll use the multiplayer feature, as well as the game's overall shallowness, it simply doesn't compare to other, better, games in its genre.

Mar 11th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (10 out of 20) (50%)

Bien que la DS commence Ă  se pourvoir de pas mal de STR, aucun, Ă  ma connaissance, ne se destine principalement aux jeunes joueurs. C'est dĂ©sormais chose faite avec Ecolis qui initie les nĂ©ophytes Ă  un genre qui peut sembler inaccessible de prime abord. En parallĂšle, le fait de dĂ©livrer un message Ă©colo est une idĂ©e comme une autre et comme le gameplay est loin d'ĂȘtre dĂ©nuĂ© d'intĂ©rĂȘt, on aurait tort de se priver. Retenez tout de mĂȘme que le titre ici prĂ©sent est sans grand intĂ©rĂȘt pour les vrais amateurs qui n'y trouveront pas grand-chose Ă  se mettre sous la dent.

Jun 16th, 2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

Game Informer Magazine (3 out of 10) (30%)

A description of Eco-Creature’s controls could easily read like a manual on how not to design an RTS. Instead of commanding all the action from some godlike, combat-immune point of view, you control a dumpy yellow monster who must lead his troops into battle. What makes this a bad design is the fact that you’re terrible at combat and tend to die in two or three hits. Your troops, on the other hand, consist of attention deficient squirrels that may be able to hold their own in battle, but begin to wander off-screen when they have nothing to do. Given this game’s insipid Fern Gully story and boring mission structure, the best way to win with Eco-Creatures is to not play.

2008 · Nintendo DS · read review

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