Design a Game for Datel! Competition entries

Warrior Training

Boasting a ‘Snakes’-style offering, a Wormsesque stage and a first-person blasting level, Warrior Training is an interesting mix of game styles, but unfortunately none of the individual mini-games come remotely close to being acceptably polished.

As a whole, the game’s plot sees you training to be a soldier of the future. First of all, you must polish your reaction speed by eating 20 food units in a game which resembles the mobile phone stalwart Snakes. It’s a little crude, but to its credit, it uses both the screens. A little more graphical variety would be welcomed; the snake’s body segments use the same sprite as the food. Worse still, food items can appear underneath the snake’s body, which is confusing late in the game when your roving reptile has grown.
The Snakes game is followed by a worms-inspired team battle, featuring two weapons (a grenade and a gun) and two soldiers per team. It basically works, but again, it’s crudely realised, with basic graphics and an unresponsive touchscreen. Even so, it’s a work of art compared to the first-person shooter, where you can walk through walls into open space and both your bullets and the enemy monsters are square blocks built from a wall texture.

With a lot of work, Warrior Training could be fun. All credit to the programmer for including a wifi mode for multiplayer action too. However, as things stand, all three of the minigames are too rough and unfinished to be worth playing.

Breakout on the Nintendo DS
Above: Warrior Training

Breakout on the Nintendo DS
Above: Warrior Training or Snake ?

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Competition entries so far...
Breakout DS Breakout DS
The arcade classic finds its way on to the Nintendo DS thanks to Max Media Player.
DSokoban DSokoban
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DSudoku DSudoku
The pen-and-paper classic comes to the DS, and the developer has put a great deal of effort into turning it into a videogame.
Earth Invaders Earth Invaders
Positioned at the foot of the screen Space Invaders style, You blasts out bullets with attitude for as long as your stylus is on the touchscreen.
Super Snake DS Super Snake DS
Guide your roving reptile around the screen, eating the fruit and food scattered around the playing area.
Warrior Training Warrior Training
an interesting mix of game styles.
London Underground AMAP4DS
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Stringy Things Stringy Things DS
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Minesweeper Minesweeper DS
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DDRlite DDRlite
It does what it says on the tin, with no real surprises.
Battleship Battleship
Now here’s a game worth playing! A fair old rendition of the classic pencil-and-paper offering.
Memory Memory
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Tic Tac Toe Tic Tac Toe
This one’s Noughts and Crosses on the DS.
Prohibition Prohibition
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Joggle DS Joggle DS
It’s daunting at first, but as you sit and think, all sorts of words present themselves.
PaddleBattleDS PaddleBattleDS
Now here’s a text-book example of how to make good use of the touchscreen and create a game which could only have appeared on the DS.
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