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Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash Nintendo DS Title screen


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Game Vortex (Dec 16, 2007)
Taking into account the less-than-innovative gameplay and the average controls, Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash doesn't feel like a popular title. The irony is that is will have plenty of cool-appeal for kids. The graphics are nice enough to create some interest and may be more than enough for less discerning gamers to keep at it until all the characters and stages are unlocked. The fact that many of the monsters from the Godzilla universe aren't represented in the game means that some core fans will be let down. This is mostly a bogus complaint though, because many classics are here. Mothra, Battra, King Ghidorah, Anguirus, Gigan, and Megalon all make appearances to fight alongside Godzilla.
Cheat Code Central (Nov 29, 2007)
Overall, Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash isn't a game that can be recommended for any reason. The plodding and imperfect gameplay, poor visuals, nonexistent story, and terrible controls combine to create an experience best avoided. Fans of Godzilla may want to add this to their collection, but you may be offended by their treatment of everyone's favorite lizard this side of the Geico commercials.
GamesRadar (Dec 05, 2007)
But other than that it's hard to recommend Double Smash on any other merits. If you're looking for some mindless monster mashing stick with the versus fight-focused PS2 or Wii versions or, better yet, revisit the arcade classic Rampage.
Armchair Empire, The (Feb 18, 2008)
Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash feels like something is missing. The game had the potential of being an excellent fighting title but in the end, this monster is feeling rather hollow.
IGN (Nov 27, 2007)
None of the recent Godzilla games have been very good, but at least they were fun. Godzilla: Unleashed Double Smash cannot make this claim. It looks terrible, and reduces the King of the Monsters to a mush of no-texture polygons, then puts him in a tedious series of punching planes and kicking boats. The story mode is thankfully short, though the lack of any save feature forces players to muscle through it. It's the video game equivalent of ripping off a thick bandaid. Godzilla: Unleashed Double Smashed is the worst thing to happen to the franchise since Matthew Broderick.
GameZone (Nov 30, 2007)
After having hernia surgery, a friend (seeing how much pain I was in) turned to me and said, “It could always be worse.” Remember that while playing Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash. It could always be worse.
Worth Playing (Dec 08, 2007)
With incredibly boring and repetitive gameplay, it's pretty much impossible to recommend Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash to anybody. There's really nothing good about this title that will make you want to play it. There are plenty of other Godzilla games out there that may not be any good, but they are still, at least, fun to play.
Pocket Gamer UK (Feb 22, 2008)
A good idea, an imaginative tale, a scary but heart-warming hero and some lovely childhood memories are all completely wiped out by this atrocious game.
20 (Jan 11, 2008)
Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash is arguably the worst DS game ever. If you have to buy it, make it a gift for someone you hate.
20 (Feb 27, 2008)
Godzilla Unleashed est le genre de titre qui ferait fureur sur téléphone mobile : montré au beau milieu d'une soirée branchée, il épaterait vos amis adeptes de Tecktonik et de Japan culture. Sur DS, c'est tout simplement un jeu exécrable.
Defunct Games (Jan 23, 2008)
Godzilla Unleashed on the Nintendo DS feels like it was half-baked. Even if the game was longer than an hour it would still be an incredibly disappointing side scrolling action game that makes a mockery of this giant lizard-creature. I went in wanting to enjoy Godzilla Unleashed, but it seems like the developers sabotaged the project every step of the way. Perhaps it's best to stick with Rampage and War of the Monsters, because Godzilla Unleashed proves to be one of the worst games on the Nintendo DS.
Extreme Gamer (Dec 05, 2007)
This bargain bin cartridge will do nothing to help the aging Godzilla franchise to become anything more than a joke. There is no fun to be had with Godzilla Unleashed Double Smash. Don’t waste draining your DS’ battery with this monster of a game. Somebody let the collar off this lizard a little too soon.
Gamernode (Dec 05, 2007)
This game makes the American remake of Godzilla look like an Oscar contender. It's an affront to not only fans of Godzilla, but fans of fun. The gameplay is uninspired, and there is no redeeming quality to make it bearable.
GameSpy (Dec 11, 2007)
Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash should have been a good game. If you want some portable G-action, you'd be better off tracking down a copy of the original Game Boy version of Godzilla. Sure, it may have been a goofy action/puzzle game, but it was plenty more enjoyable than this.
AceGamez (Dec 19, 2007)
Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla. How could you do this to yourself? Your gameplay - horrendous. Your graphics - atrocious. Your sound - there's sound? I can't stress enough how bad of a game, no, a poor excuse of a game, Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash actually is. It is broken and much like Godzilla himself, will make children run in fear. There are no justifiable reasons for owning it and it feels more like it should be a new form of torture - perhaps as a punishment when your kids have been bad...
GameSpot (Dec 14, 2007)
And that's Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash: a terrible side-scrolling game for the Nintendo DS that should be free on the Internet. With a perfect storm of terrible game design, bad play mechanics, and uninspired destruction, this game does what oxidation bombs, volcanoes, and Matthew Broderick couldn't: It kills Godzilla.
16 (Mar 13, 2008)
The only slight appeal this might have is with younger gamers that can pair up in the co-op mode but fans of the Godzilla series should be furious that the mighty beast has put its name to this pile. The only marks I can award this are because somehow the developers managed to couple together something, get it to work and then have the audacity to pass it off as a game.
Gamers' Temple, The (Dec 02, 2007)
Aside from the two-button gameplay, there isn't much else to say about this game. The graphics look like they were lifted from an ok-looking SNES game, everything about the sound, including Godzilla's famous roar, is off and a pain to listen to… I really have nothing nice to say about this disaster of a video game.
Gaming Nexus (Jan 22, 2008)
Godzilla Unleashed is a slow, boring and easy 2D action game that fails miserably on every level. With its terrible controls and short story mode, this Godzilla game is only good for testing your Nintendo DS to make sure it still works.
Game Shark (Dec 07, 2007)
Everything about this game, from the simplistic graphics and the incoherent story to the lack of a workable save system and the horrible hit detection speak to a rushed effort. Even the manual is filled with errors, with the table of contents pointing to sections that don’t exist. It’s hard to recommend this game to anyone as Godzilla fans will be appalled at the treatment of their favorite radioactive lizard and beat ‘em up fans will be unimpressed with the repetitive level design and poorly implemented combat. Let’s hope that next time, they let sleeping lizards lie.

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