Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime Reviews (Nintendo DS)
|Rocket Slime a great new addition to the DQ world||Rich Hollands (7)|
|Slimumor||nicklas jessop (3)|
|Rocket Slime will blast you out of your chair!||Danny Sarelas (3)|
|Simply Fun-ny||Tawna Evans (5)|
Our Users Say
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||3.9|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||3.7|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||4.1|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.7|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||3.9|
|Overall User Score (15 votes)||3.8|
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Game Shark (Sep 25, 2006)
In the end Rocket Slime is another lesson in how to take a franchise in different direction entirely - and with great effect in this particular case. This iconic slime that has been a staple of the Dragon Quests series for years finally gets the respect he deserves and in turn gamers get a decent game that's all about fun. Buy, play it and love it.
Snackbar-Games.com (Oct 23, 2006)
Well that's it. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is awesome. It is one of the most entertaining games in recent memory and will provide you with hours of bouncy, gooey fun. Highly recommended for both the Dragon Quest fan and new players alike.
Gaming Age (Sep 18, 2006)
Delightfully charming and downright heartwarming, it's hard not to fall in love with Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. The gameplay is simple yet addictive, and the varying strategies of the Monster Tank battles keep things from feeling stale, something that’s highlighted through the title’s multiplayer mode. Meanwhile, the translation is one of Square Enix's best, the lighthearted and pun-centric dialog known to cause laughter and smiles regardless of one's experience with the Square Enix catalog of games. A top-notch product in all regards, Rocket Slime is one of those rare DS games everyone can, and should, enjoy.
eToychest (Sep 22, 2006)
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is not only a tremendously entertaining game, it's also a testament to the fact that a game need not be a showpiece for the many unique capabilities of the Nintendo DS handheld to be heralded as one of the best game games for the platform.
411mania.com (Oct 13, 2006)
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, is an engaging, cheerful throwback to the days of Zelda style action RPGs. With loads of items, unlockable tanks, charming characters and a hilarious script, this is a DS game no action RPG fan should miss.
Portable Review (Sep 30, 2006)
Overall, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is an excellent adventure game, and if you can get over the main game being somewhat short and easy, you will probably enjoy it. If it weren’t for the tank battles, this game might have been too similar to the first and somewhat of a disappointment, but they add so much depth to the series that it complements the original instead of replacing it. I also encourage everyone to get it; according to the director, if this performs well in North America, we may get a sequel. And with two excellent modes of play, TOSE can focus almost exclusively on perfecting them. But next time, I hope to see some online!
As complicated as games can end up being, it's very nice to be able to pick up and play a simple, enjoyable game like Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime every now and then. It also helps when the game is deceptively simple, hiding cavern deep gameplay underneath. Rocket Slime makes all that inside time we have to look forward to as fall paves way for winter worthwhile.
Kombo.com (Oct 08, 2006)
It’s no surprise that Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime’s design can easily draw similarities with other landmark titles RPGs games such as Paper Mario and Earthbound. What more do we have to say? Go and buy this game now!
Worth Playing (Oct 17, 2006)
The dialogue and humor and love that were obviously injected into this title should be experienced by everyone. If you have any friends who own a DS, convince them to get this game, and you'll have a blast with the multiplayer tank battles. Rocket Slime is definitely one of the best games on the Nintendo DS today.
GamerDad (Nov 05, 2006)
If there is any problem with Rocket Slime, it's that the game only has one save file so you can't share the adventure with friends and family unless you erase all your hard work. Still, Rocket Slime is one of the best and most cheerful DS adventures yet. Highly recommended.
Lawrence (Sep 26, 2006)
Rocket Slime really is a blast to play. It offers a lengthy quest that's packed with depth, personality, and above all, fun. The only complaint I could really raise against it is that it doesn't fully utilize the DS's touch screen and graphical capabilities, but even that's minor. Rocket Slime is still great without them.
Deeko (Sep 23, 2006)
While the game is pretty easy and filled to the brim with Square Enix in-jokes, Rocket Slime is still some of the most fun you'll have on the Nintendo DS. It may not take advantage of the touch screen, which may turn some off to the game, but it is still a hell of a lot of fun to pick up and play. I think slimes everywhere have been vindicated now and Rocket, you've done your species proud!
Game Freaks 365 (2006)
Overall, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime doesn’t go unscathed. Though there is a lot of depth to be found in the tank battle system, and the game has an undeniable pick-up-and-play feel to it, Rocket Slime ends shortly around the dozen-hour mark. The lack of WiFi multiplayer and downloadable play hurts, but Rocket Slime does have a multiplayer mode that is loaded with features like playable tanks, characters, and settings. All-in-all, for anything bad I could say about Rocket Slime, I could say about ten good things about it. As if Rocket Slime needed another piece of proof, that’s a sign of a good, fun game; one of the better handheld titles this year. If your DS has been dormant since New Super Mario Bros. and Tetris DS stole the show earlier this year, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime will definitely satiate your appetite for handheld gaming until Final Fantasy III attacks this November and Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass sets sail next spring.
GameSpy (Sep 19, 2006)
Square Enix has managed to show us that it knows exactly what it's doing, and though it may appear that the game is aimed at a young target audience, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime has it all: a great sense of humor, solid gameplay, awesome tank battles and a charming story. Still not sure? Let's put it this way: Have you ever tossed an enemy into giant cannon and shot them across a battlefield? You should try it sometime -- it's very liberating.
Atomic Gamer (Oct 27, 2006)
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a game that will make DS owners smile. The graphics, sound and story are all upbeat and funny and the gameplay is easy enough to pick up and learn but doesn’t get too strategic too fast. If you’re looking for a game to pick up come the holiday season, this one is definitely worth the money.
Cheat Code Central (2006)
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is an easy game to get into and a hard game to put down. It’s one thing after another that will keep you entertained for hours on end. It’s colorful and nicely animated but the top-down view is getting old. The music fits nicely with the action and the sound effects leave little to the imagination. With so many collectibles, and things to do with them, boredom will be a long time coming.
Nintendo Spin (Oct 17, 2006)
Rocket Slime may not take full advantage of the DS, but it is quirky and cute and fits perfectly with the rest of the DS library. The adventuring side is a little easy and disappointing (despite being very funny), but the tank battles– Oh, man, I can’t say enough good things about this. These tank battles are near as much fun as the whole of Advance Wars: Dual Strike. You simply have got to try it.
GameZone (Sep 25, 2006)
Rocket Slime is another title for the Nintendo DS that just shines on the Nintendo platform. The great gameplay, top-notch graphics (for a DS game) and impressive music makes for a great title. The easy difficulty might turn off some players but it really shouldn’t. If you can’t enjoy this game then I should question why are you even playing games? If you want to have fun with just one game for the DS right now, look no farther than Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime.
NintendoWorldReport (Dec 07, 2006)
All-in-all, Rocket Slime is an excellent introduction to the world of adventure games and a decent romp for Dragon Quest fans looking for a farce. The tank battles are unexpectedly fun and should be a blast with friends in multiplayer. While relatively short and easy, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime's quality makes it an excellent DS gift this holiday season.
IGN (Sep 18, 2006)
The game is like candy. You’ll pop it in, have a blast playing it, and move on, only to break it out again when you get the itch for more lighthearted entertainment. Simply put, the game is fun, and nothing more really needs to be said.
1UP (Sep 18, 2006)
When most gamers hear the phrase "kids' game," they run screaming in the other direction. Hopefully that won't be the case with Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. It would be a shame if something so trifling as mere demographics keeps people from experiencing one of the best spin-off titles to come along in years.
Game Revolution (Sep 25, 2006)
So, if you’re tired of dystopian futures, orcs and robots and need something to lift your spirits, check out Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. It’s a refreshing, original take on a series that values its source material but never takes itself too seriously. With a solid single player game, good collectibles and great multiplayer, we recommend inviting Rocket Slime to any DS adventuring party.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (2004)
Zelda won't be coming to the DS for a long while, so if you're looking for a fun action/adventure game in the same style, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a solid choice. It's not the most mature game around, but if you can handle a few slime puns here and there, you'll find an enjoyable adventure that brings respect to the slime community the world over.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2006)
I feel pretty guilty. I’ve spent hours slaughtering slimes in Dragon Quest’s RPG incarnations, only to find out now that the blue blobs with vacant grins are far more than easy XP; they’re also adorable and hilarious. Rocket Slime harnesses these creatures’ irresistible charm and pairs it with clever exploration and puzzle solving to form a fun adventure with a decidedly classic feel.
Modojo (Sep 26, 2006)
Diehards might scoff at the games simplicity and low difficulty throughout the adventure setting, but in that case, they're missing the point. Slimes are just really happy guys, and their entire world is built around keeping you smiling, just like them. This game comes in just shy of perfect, and if the tank battles would have held their pace, Dragon Quest Heroes could have easily been the single DS game to buy this fall, even among the stiff competition.
Pocket Gamer UK (Oct 31, 2006)
With its welcoming learning curve, Rocket Slime offers charm, weirdness and huge, huge tanks.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 01, 2006)
Rocket Slime is bouncy happy daft fun. Balance a catnip plant on your head and the pouncing cats will think thoughts of love about you. Bounce into a rescued slime in Slimenia and they'll have a unique complaint related to their personality, inevitably containing a painful pun. And stick around for the closing credits and learn who the "lead deslimer" and "locaslimeation goordinator" were. So while it never becomes particularly difficult, it remains constantly interesting, bursting with personality and a desire to be incredibly silly. Just like us!
Game industry News (GiN) (2006)
The bottom line is Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime, while the name may be deceiving, truly has a lot to offer players in terms of game play. It boasts solid graphics and has an appealing storyline filled with random bits of humor to help keep things interesting and a wacky heroic cast of characters to match. Undoubtedly, tank battles are the meat and potatoes of the game and the reason this one makes the “must-buy” list for any DS owner.
Yahoo! Games (Sep 26, 2006)
Rocket Slime has a unique charm and gratifyingly relaxed gameplay, while its clever tank battle scheme gives this meringue-lite RPG some real weight.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2006)
Even after I finished the main quest, I didn’t want to put Rocket Slime down, and continued to play around with some of its extra features. And let me tell you, not many “kid’s games” get their hooks so deeply into us jaded game journalists.
GamePro (US) (Oct 13, 2006)
The pun-filled, borderline cheesey dialogue, the characters, the gameplay and the different levels give the game a personality. The simplicity and relatively short play time of the game may turn off some gamers, but others, especially those who don't have a lot of time on their hands, might find this one a keeper.
G4 TV: X-Play (Oct 16, 2006)
Just because it isn’t brutally challenging, though, that doesn’t mean it’s not compelling. Rocket Slime’s charm and variety of gameplay make it one of the absolute best for the DS, even if you’ve never played a Dragon Quest before. Maybe you aren’t a fan of the Slime yet, but you will be once this game is over.
Gamestyle (Oct, 2006)
What we have here is arguably the first real adventure game on the DS, and a very good one it is as well. You would expect Zelda to have a little more to it when it arrives, but everything Rocket Slime does, it does very well and is one of the most enjoyable titles to arrive for a fair few years.
RPGFan (Sep 20, 2006)
All in all, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is far from the most complex Action RPG out there, and the RPG elements themselves are much lighter than in other ARPGs or spinoffs. While players won't be choosing skill points in trees or devoting time to selecting whether +5 intellect or +3 wisdom is better, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is simply some good, clean fun for all ages. If you consider yourself a Dragon Quest fan at all and own a DS, consider it your duty to the people of Boingberg to go snag yourself a copy of this game.
GameSpot (Sep 20, 2006)
The humble slime is an icon among monsters in the console role-playing world, having appeared in each and every Dragon Quest game since the series' inception. The little blue blobs are yours to control in Rocket Slime, and the result is an action adventure that plays out much like the slimes themselves: simple, easily defeated, and adorable almost beyond all reason. This isn't a very complex game, but it doesn't really need to be, and it makes a fun little outing both for longtime series fans as well as habitual monster collectors.
Game Critics (Dec 13, 2006)
Personally, I’m not complaining at all. Although it’s true that I take the most satisfaction from games that bring new things to the table, there’s simply no denying a project that’s as superbly crafted and well-designed as this one.
Game Chronicles (Oct 23, 2006)
This is one game that is primarily suited for children. Only if you are a hard and I mean a hardcore Dragon Quest fan, should you get this game. I found it to be very repetitive, but delightfully fun at the same time. It is a simple game that’s style, presentation, and humor gives it an edge over most other DS titles this fall. If you are looking for happy slimes, easy, addicting tank battles, and repetitive gameplay that gets old after five hours then look no further than Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime.
GameCola.net (Feb, 2007)
In the end, though, the best part of this game is still the fact that it doesn’t make me do ridiculous amounts of annoying and generally non-fun things just to make use of all of the possible aspects of the DS.
Cubed3 (Nov 08, 2006)
A nice action adventure, with colourful cartoon graphics and a fantastic minigame which even surpasses the main quest. But at least it's a better cartoon game than most movie tie-ins, and Square-Enix have made a decent effort. Let's hope a third game in the series makes better use of the hardware available to it!
There really is a lot going for Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. The gameplay is fun, the visuals are nice, and the game's original. The interface issues hold it back a lot, though, and the repetitive music certainly doesn't help. Rocket Slime is still likely to entertain those looking for something original, or pretty much anyone for that matter, but the game is by no means epic or without flaw.
NGamer (Dec, 2006)
This is pretty good fun, with so-bad-it's-hilarious dialogue and cute bestiary, but the cannon fights are just a little too repetitive to stay interesting long.
Bordersdown (Mar, 2008)
Rocket Slime is a game which was largely overlooked on release, a shame given that, despite its younger target audience and the departure from the typical Dragon Quest RPG stylings, it’s shamelessly entertaining. Which makes it a game recommended for both long time Dragon Quest initiates and those just looking for some throw away entertainment that isn’t going to tax them too much.
Thunderbolt Games (Apr 22, 2007)
And I don't even know if it was entirely a waste of my time where I could have put the 12-hours it took me to complete Rocket Slime (quite lengthy for a game, in this day and age) into completing the hard-level of GRAW. Just like the game, all I can give is this ambiguous comment: I couldn't recommend it, but if it's thrown your way, then I wouldn't pass it up.