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Description

Based upon Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, this addition to the Age of Empires series shifts from its real time strategy roots to a DS exclusive turn-based strategy title, though the same goals still apply. Command and rule.

Using the DS touch screen, players must guide their chosen empire in a series of battle campaigns, utilizing a number of units, strategies, and hero units in battle, while also constructing a town to provide new units and upgrades.

Five different civilizations are available: Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens, and the Japanese. Each has a unique hero unit, for example Richard the Lionheart (Britons), Minamoto Yoshitsune (Japanese), Joan of Arc (Franks) or Genghis Khan (Mongols), who all provide a number of advancements during battle.

Screenshots

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS Unlike its console and PC counterparts, all movement in the DS version of the game is turn-based.
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS I'll kill you all!!!
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS Introduction of the first chapter
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Nintendo DS Beginning the first chapter.

Promo Images

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Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Screenshot
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Screenshot
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Feb 17, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
DarkZero 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Consoles Plus Dec, 2006 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy Feb 21, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplanet Jan 16, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Feb 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameCola.net Jul 01, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 05, 2006 7 out of 10 70
FOK!games Mar 26, 2006 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

EEPROM corruption

It was discovered that a fatal, cart-bricking bug has slipped unnoticed into the final version of the game: Whenever the name of your DS is 3 characters or less, the game corrupts the EEPROM and crashes even before displaying the title screen. From this point on it will no longer boot, even on a DS with a longer name, unless the cartridge's EEPROM is wiped clean.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Best Strategy Game of the Year

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Kartanym (12718) added Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (Nintendo DS) on Mar 01, 2006
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