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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 (122 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

Product details

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  • ASIN: B001LK6XKE
  • Item Weight: 23 g
  • Release Date: 26 Dec 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,874 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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).

Product Description

From Sense and Sensibility to Treasure Island, Moby Dick to Midsummer Night's Dream, 100 Classic Book Collection presents 100 books that everyone should read, all conveniently housed in one single DS game cartridge. 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. Hold the DS like a book and use the touch screen to turn the pages. 100 Classic Book Collection allows various search methods such as searching for a book that suits your mood, or a specific requirement such as a short read. The Nintendo Wi-Fi connection allows you to go online and download 10 additional books as well as being able to rank your favourite books.

  • Contains 100 books
  • Adjust the text size to suit you
  • Search for books by your mood
  • The bookmark function saves your page
  • Nintendo Wi-Fi connection allows you to download 10 additional books

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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.
Obvious.

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
By N.E.One
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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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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bookworm's Joy 30 Dec 2008
By Mrs V TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Potential!! 8 Jan 2009
By jayf888
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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 24 April 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This isn't really a game, but I love it all the same! I'm a bookworm and like taking something to read with me, everywhere I go. I've read all of my books so many times, so I was in search of some new ones to read and heard about this game.

I thought it would be much easier to just carry my DS with me in my bag instead of a heavy book! This game is so good. I read the books while I'm waiting for appointments, in my lunch break at work, and while I'm relaxing - it sure beats television in the evening!

I'm currently enjoying Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and have finally managed to read all of Jane Austen's books. There are even a few books here that I had to read at school, and didn't enjoy. I'll give them a second chance!

Great value game, I love it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money
Brilliant - you can read all the books you really ought to read, without the bother of having them all on the shelves (particularly if you decide you never want to read them... Read more
Published 1 month ago by R. Darlow
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy
Has some good books in the collection. It would be nicer to have a wider selection of books for Nintendo as it is a convenient way to carry games and books for children when... Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. J. Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for readers
It's a very good possibility to read classics that I really like, so I gave it a 5 star, also came fast, all the way to the Falkland Islands which in fact is something that not... Read more
Published 2 months ago by MissM Lehyt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great books in one little package.
I've wanted this for a long time, I like to read and there are some great classics in here and some I haven't heard of but am looking forward to reading them.
Published 3 months ago by caren
5.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo DS
I like reading os this book collection is very good price is right I would recommend this item to any every one
Published 10 months ago by D. A. Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
This is brilliant for anyone who loves OLD books and I mean old, otherwise you will be disappointed, but then I should of guessed that by the title shouldn't I !
Published 10 months ago by nic
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas present
mother loves her DS and reading so got and mum loved it read two books xmas day
really good books and some grest classics too!!!
Published 11 months ago by Julia Shankland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
My husband loved this, it's amazing how many you will recognise from the classics collection would recommend to any book worm.
Published 11 months ago by Lyn
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 Classic Book Collection (Nintendo DS)
I bought this book collection for a hospital stay,I am not a big reader and have read 7 books so far ,I have really enjoyed them. Read more
Published 13 months ago by quarrybike4
5.0 out of 5 stars Well recommended for avid classical readers
I bought this game a few years ago and I am still enjoying it now. This is not a game, and like it says it contains 100 classic books. Read more
Published 15 months ago by History Lover
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