DodoGo! Challenge Review

DodoGo! Challenge
Developer: Neko Entertainment
Platform: DSiWare/Nintendo DS
Price: 500 DSi Points

DodoGo! Challenge is a DSi game available for download from the DSi Shop Channel. It involves guiding eggs back into their nest through a maze of obstacles. The controls mainly involve the stylus, but can also include the buttons and microphone.

In this game, you are able to pause the progression of events in order to place tools, such as springs, decks, and fans, which will then aid your eggs on their journey back to the nest. They must get past obstacles such as dinosaurs, water, and fire. The game bears a huge likeness in concept to the popular Lemmings series.

Different tools can interact in tandem with one another. For example, a robo-egg blows up when fire touches it, but it can also be turned into a time bomb by attaching a switch to it. By combining tools in such a manner, it is possible to overcome almost any obstacle. For the obstacles to which tools won’t matter, your eggs can find disguises along the way, each of which has a different effect. An egg can hide in a bush, for example, which lets the dinosaur walk right past it if it’s holding still.

The graphics look like they’ve been drawn by a 10-year-old. That makes sense for this game, and it all blends well. You could probably add Bugs Bunny to this game without getting in trouble.

There’s no real story in the game. It’s all just puzzles. That being said, and I don’t know if it’s just me or if the game’s really like this, but I couldn’t even get past the second level due to its extreme difficulty. If you’re a genius with Lemmings, then this game’s for you. If you’re not, I wouldn’t be wasting my DSi Points on this.

The Final Word
I give this game a 2 out of 5, simply out of its difficulty. It would rate higher if it were easier for everyone to play, but instead it seems like it’s been geared for too specific an audience. That, and it’s basically just a clone of the Lemmings series. I understand it’s a sequel, but for someone who is just looking at this game alone, I just can’t see it being a huge hit.

– MonsterVine Rating: 2 out of 5 – Mediocre

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