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Posted by TurtleGirl On December - 13 - 2010

DodoGo returns once again to DSiware for another egg rescuing adventure in DodoGo challenge!.If you remember back in May we saw how this simple puzzle platformer from Neko Entertainment brought us into the colorful world of DodoGo. As before, players are set the challenge of saving as many of the Dodo eggs as possible with another 100 levels to keep your entertained. The game always reminds me somewhat of Lemmings, but with more humour involved. As before you must save at least one of the Dodo eggs to complete each level and the end shows you your results, statistics and overall performance.
 

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I’ve always  enjoyed playing this smart little puzzle game with it’s cute emotional eggs and pretty graphics. It presses all the right buttons and has all the right ingredients for a world in which I can absorb myself as I try to rescue those pesky eggs. I’ve not played the original for some time, so it was a complete surprise to feel dropped in the deep end when I powered up my Nintendo DS. The original version of the game would give you clear and precise instructions throughout the game and these tutorials showed you how to get the egg to the nest and then for you to return the action. This wasn’t the case this time and I found myself staring back at the screen in total confusion. Whereas the original game would inform you of what gadgets performed which action, this new addition remained a complete mystery to me. I was left asking myself how on earth first time gamers would expect to know the game if there was no obvious instructions to give informative and clear details on how to play.
 

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Eventually, after some investigation, I found the tutorials which felt slightly hidden away. The game seems to automatically assume you know all the right moves and how all the gadgets work. Seeing as these Dodo eggs have no real intelligence of their own, they need to be persuaded to roll along each level, trying to avoid traps and pitfalls and hopefully get them to the end still smiling. I must admit to feeling a tiny bit confused and it took a fair amount of time to find my feet again in the game.
 

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When I cast my mind back to the original, I’m left with a warm sense of victory and achievement, even if it did have me screaming at the DS screen a few times. In this new version players will find that some of the puzzles are very straight forward, whilst others will result in much pulling of hair. But all things considered, you still get a good puzzle platformer on DSiWare.
 

It’s basically the same game, but with extra gadgets thrown in for good measure. Considering you’re only investing 500 DSiWare points for an extra 100 levels in this game, it’s a worthwhile investment. But anyone thinking of picking up this game, should really think hard and consider playing the original game first, simply for the tutorials and the early hand holding that the game allows. Those that have played the original should consider brushing up on their Dodo egg rescuing skills before taking “the challenge”, especially if they want to keep their hair. DodoGo Challenge ramps up the difficulty, starting hard and getting harder. For fans of the original, there is no better way to spend 500 points.
 

 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 



 

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