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100 Classic Book Collection (Nintendo DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
 Ages 3 and Over
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
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  • Contains 100 classic books from authors such as Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare
  • Adjust text to small or large size to suit your reading preference
  • Search for books that match your mood or time constraints
  • Bookmark feature allows you to save your place in a book
  • Download 10 additional books through Nintendo Wi-Fi connection

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B001LK6XKE
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.2 x 2 cm ; 23 g
  • Release Date: 26 Dec. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,759 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

100 Classic Book Collection

Manufacturer's Description

100 Classic Book Collection turns your Nintendo DS into a portable library containing must-read novels from iconic authors such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, and many more.

From Sense and Sensibility to Treasure Island, Moby Dick to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nintendo's 100 Classic Book Collection presents 100 books that everyone should read--all conveniently housed in one single DS game cartridge.

Hold the DS like a book and use the touch screen to turn the pages. 100 Classic Book Collection provides search methods to help you find a book that suits your mood and the amount of time you have to read.

With a Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, you can go online from your DS and download 10 additional books as well as rank your favourite titles (see http://www.nintendowifi.co.uk for more details on Nintendo Wi-Fi).

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296 of 299 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great opportunity 31 Dec. 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll start of by saying, if it isn't obvious, this is not a game.
I guess for most DS owners, this won't appeal. There's no gameplay at all, and applications like this can annoy a lot of people.

But, I love it. This one, tiny cartridge contains 100 books, the 100 books you NEED to read but never have, or at least I haven't. This game is a great opportunity for me to finally read them.
It's very easy to use. You choose how you're 'handed' and then hold the DS like a book, like in Brain Training. If you are right handed, you hold it the normal Brain Training way, and if you're left, the left handed Brain Training way.

The DS shows a shelf of books, spanning over both screens which you con scroll through using either the stylus or the d-pad (or the A/X/Y/B buttons depending which hand you use). All you have to do is tap a book to pull it off the shelf and read.
You can read information on the author, on the book itself, or just get straight into it. You read it like a book, using the stylus to turn the page bysliding it in the direction you want to turn.

If you don't want to use a stylus for some odd reason, you can use the control pad. Depending on which way you hold the DS, the D-pad or lettered buttons turn the pages, though you can also set the L and R buttons to turn it.

You can program pretty much any button configuration, and use any button you want to turn pages.

100 Classic Books also contains one other feature that, while not importaant, is a very great addition. This is the music. It contains a few different choices of relaxing, easy listening music to use whilst reading.

100 Classic Books DS is brilliant, simple as. It's easily portable, soyou can read it anywhere.
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 4 Jan. 2009
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
What a great addition to the DS list and such great value for money.
All the books are the complete original versions and there are extra books to download.
The text size is changeable, so even with my poor old eyes I can easily read it without my glasses.
I hope there will be further collections with maybe thrillers, Sc-fi, Comedy etc
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Potential!! 8 Jan. 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I wasn't too sure about this at first, my main problem is that the DS screen is so small that it's hard to fit a lot of text on to it, even at the smallest possible font size. This means having to flick on to the next page every couple of seconds and I found it really hard to get as engrossed in the book as I would do with a normal paper book. However, I stuck with it and got used to it and by the time I was coming to the end of my first book I was completely hooked and couldn't put it down!!

The choice of books on this game is a little bit random. For example there are two Sherlock Holmes books, but they are not the first two books of the series, they are from some other random spot in the series

Somebody asked another reviewer if there was a dictionary - in fact there is! I have only read Tom Sawyer so far and yes there was a dictionary - but it only had two entries for the entire book!!

The DS works very well as a reader, the backlight is at a perfect level, it's easy to turn the pages, go back to the main menu, go to a different book or do whatever you want to do. If you close the DS, you are at exactly the same place when you open it. If you turn it off, it asks you if you want to go to your previous location when you turn it on again. You also have the option of placing bookmarks.

So although I'm not 100% happy with the choice of book in this collection, as an experiment to see if the DS can be used as a reader, tha answer is a resounding YES. I look forward to more collections coming out!!
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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bookworm's Joy 30 Dec. 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Not only is this excellent value for money when you consider how many books are on the cartridge what is even better is that it is a joy to use. Everything to ensure you have a comfortable read has been thought of, from the use of music - sea, forest, classic, easy listening etc there are others or you can switch it off, orientation can be altered as can the button configurations. You can choose to use the stylus or buttons for page turning, bookmarking, chapter searching etc and throughout there is a simple but effective tutorial. What a well thoughtout piece of software.

Yesterday one of my grandchildren (11yrs) picked this up and we spent the rest of the day in virtual peace as he read. As this is something he would never do willingly unless it was homework just speaks volumes.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 6 Jan. 2009
By Rebecca
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The 100 Classic Book Collection is perfect for anyone who loves reading. The 100 provided here are the sort of "classic" books that many people will feel they ought to read at some point in their lives and this collection will make doing so a whole lot easier. There is a tutorial the first time you use the "game" to familiarise you with how everything works. It's very easy to understand and once you've got the hang of it, you'll soon be engrossed in a good book.
While you are reading, you can access explanatory footnotes to the text from the page menu if they are available and when you want to stop reading, you can use a bookmark so you don't lose your place. The text can also be adjusted in size so it is comfortable for you to read and you are also able to choose whether to have background music (BGM) or not and if so, what sort. Everything really has been thought of to make reading on your DS as enjoyable as possible and there are 10 extra books available to download via Wi-Fi.
Personally, I love 100 Classic Book Collection and will be recommending it to everyone I know. I hope that in future there may be more collections of this sort with more books made available. It'll never quite replace my real books at home, but it does mean that I can read anywhere, anytime on my DS and that is fabulous!
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