Hudson Entertainment sent us Deca Sports to review on the DS
The beloved Deca Sports franchise is back in action and on the Nintendo DS for the first time! Hudson Entertainment’s Deca Sports DS is now available in stores everywhere for $29.99. Deca Sports DS makes ten all new sports, including golf, cheerleading, arm wrestling and clay shooting, more accessible than ever with multiplayer functionality and customizable teams.
My three year old daughter finds Deca Sports a lot easier to play than Mario World on the DS. She is able to play some of the games after we show her how. I think her favorite was the golf, rugby, cheerleading, sky diving, ping pong, wall climbing, arm wrestling, bobsled, sepak takraw and finally clay shooting. Oh wait, she likes them all. The characters are children and cartoonish. I think that and the music appeals to her. It’s also the touch screen movement that makes play easier for her to do. She can try a bunch of different things and eventually gets it to do what she wants. Kids learn so fast these days.
I was terrible at Ping Pong and ok at Arm Wrestling. I really enjoyed Sky diving and Bobsled even though I always came in about third when I tried the bobsledding.
Golf gives you complete control, grab your diver or the club you want and get the shot you desire. By using the stylus you have the control you need for the power you want.
While playing Rugby I was wondering if this really is a gentlemen’s sport. I mean it seems some play pretty rough. Good think it’s on a video game.
About Sky Diving:
You pick your team and then you jump out of an air plane. On your way down you have to move into formation. Then you have to make sure you are facing the correct direction. You race to get as many done as you can before the time runs out.
About Ping Pong:
About Wall Climbing:
Wall climbing is a race. I love races and using the stylus was easier in this one than in some of the others. You guide your person up the wall from point to point.
About Arm Wrestling:
Arm wrestling was another one that I was ok at. I found it difficult to determine which type of movement I was supposed to do for what. I do enjoy the thrill of winning though when I did accidentally defeat my opponent.
During the Bobsled run you have to make sure you take those turns as fast and safely as you can. You steer with the L and R buttons and watch the edges as they’ll only slow you down. I had a hard time figuring out how to handle the turns but I still really enjoyed it.
About Sepak Takraw:
This is a game I had never heard of before now. It’s like volley ball but you get to kick. You get to use your feet, knees, chest, and head to hit the ball over the net.
About Clay Shooting:
I would have to say that I like clay shooting too even though I didn’t mention it above. I have always loved games where I get to shoot something.
Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American subsidiary of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Hudson’s mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.