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Touchmaster (Nintendo DS)

Platform : Nintendo DS
4.3 out of 5 stars 84 customer reviews

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000NVUJNY
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 12.2 x 2 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 5 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,207 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The wide variety of highly interactive mini-games that made Midway's Touchmaster a favourite in bars and arcades across the country are now available whenever, wherever with Touchmaster for Nintendo DS. Touchmaster is a natural fit for the touchscreen and stylus of Nintendo DS, and is perfect for a quick gameplay session. There's something for everyone to choose from, with a wide variety of 23 of Midway's classic Touchmaster games, including Trivia, Solitaire, Gem Slide and Mah Jongg. With the Nintendo DS WiFi connection, players can connect to the Midway Tournament Network for high score rankings, tournaments and daily rankings.

23 CLASSIC TOUCHMASTER GAMES:

  • Gem Slide
  • Crystal Balls
  • Hot Hoops
  • MahKi
  • Mah Jonng Pairs
  • Pond Kings
  • Pairs
  • Target 21
  • 3 Peak Deluxe
  • Pyramid 13
  • Power Cell
  • Solitaire
  • Artifact
  • 5 Star General
  • Double Take
  • Go Wild
  • Up Lift
  • Times Square
  • Word Search
  • Triple Elevens
  • Trivia
  • Pick Up Six
  • Wordz


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I bought this game as it had quite a few games I liked the look of, but as is common with "selection of games" type games, I expected there to be only a few of the games that you actually want to play more than once!
How wrong could I have been?
Many of the games are well known, but cannot be named by brand-names!
Yahtzee = 5 Star Generals and Pick up 6
Tetris = Crystal Balls (but this one is a bit more fun, and easier!)
Power Cell = Freecell or Spider Solitaire!
Wordz is a hangman type phrase game.
Nearly all of these games are great fun, and use up more than a few minutes of bored-time! Most can be 1 or 2 player, and you also can link up wirelessly over the internet. If you get super high scores, you can publish them on the web too!
I thoroughly enjoyed playing this, and its one of those games that everyone wants " Just one more go!!" Its unlikely to get put away for quite a while! Definitly something for everyone, whether you have 2 minutes at the bus stop, or an hour to kill at the doctor's!
My only disappointment was that the Trivia game is VERY Americanised! I had no absolutely no idea about some of the questions!
I would recommend this for any age from 5 to 100. Everyone will find something they like! Buy it!
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We love this selection of games, my daughter who is 8yrs old can manage most of the games herself and is totally ingrossed (great for long drives!).

Daddy and daughter love Hot Hoops where you can shot as many baskets as possible in a set time.

I love the word games and skill games

we both like the Cards games.

We also have the DS 42 all times classics, we feel this set is much more suitable for children to manage and the graphics far more exciting with vibrant clear colours.

I agree with a few gripes from others, we would have liked to been able to play via the wireless without having to buy another card and word games a little american.
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If you're thinking of buying this game then brace yourself - because this is as rough and ready as they come. The menus resemble a Geocities homepage from 1998: poor frames, chunky buttons, too much colour and not enough information. You half expect to stumble upon that "Under Construction" icon of a man with a spade. There's no "look beyond" here, either: some of the in-game graphics would shame an IT class playing with Paint - For the first time. The better ones are functional. The best you can say is that you can make out the details without having to squint in more than a handful of cases.(Lose 1 star immediately!)

This DS collection of 23 puzzle, card, trivia, and word games are already tried and tested as decent casual experiences for players who don't normally play videogames, and they certainly translate well on the Nintendo DS. Not every game's a winner, and not every game is easy to understand right out of the gate. The good: Crystal Balls is a cool Puyo Pop variation that uses colors and numbers. And Five Star Generals and Pick Up Six takes Yahtzee and changes things up so as not to infringe on copyrights. But then you've got confusing duds like Artifact, an odd Othello like game with rules that are bogglingly weird and hard to understand without a few rounds of trial and error.

TouchMaster supports the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, but it's for posting high scores and seeing how well you rank against other players who've also uploaded their scores. Midway will also host tournaments which players can participate in, but the interface is absolutely the pits - you can never see in the game when a tournament is taking place, other than going into each game, clicking on "Tournament" and logging in.
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This collection contains some good games, if you like the 42 in 1 games then you should enjoy this. There are a couple of reasons why I only gave it 3 stars however, they are:

1. Some of the games are duplicated (same game, different graphics)

2. The trivia game is ok if you know America, this is not for the UK market.

3. The game has locked up several times now, no other DS game has done this so I suspect a small bug in the software.

4. The grpahics are not as sharp as the 42-in-1 game pack, in some cases making it harder to read the characters.

5. The Gem Slide is not what I thought it would be which is a shame as I really enjoy that game, instead you have little movement and new slides drop randomly on the board, I find it very frustrating as it could have been an good addition.

Despite this and providing it doesn't lock up too many times (so far about 1 in 30 usage) then I will continue to enjoy the games on this card.

Hope this helps.
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For the price 23 games represents excellent VFM. There should be enough variety to keep most players happy.

Only slight draw back though was the Trivia and Wordz games. I have always thought that it was about time there was a decent trivia/word type game available for the DS. The only problem with these is the heavy American bias in the questions (unless you are well into US sports and everday TV programs then you could struggle). A more UK biased version for the UK market would have been better (and also a perfect score from me).

Despite this, the game will provide hours of fun as you battle with friends and family to get top scores on all the games.
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