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Overlord: Minions review

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AT A GLANCE
  • Mostly well-executed stylus controls
  • Unique version of Overlord
  • Good for not-easily offended kids
  • Simplistic puzzles
  • Brown and murky visuals
  • Woeful glitches

Overlord on DS is quite a different proposition from the Wii game. Here, you have just four goblin thingies to control, each with its own unique talent (water-resistance, inflammability and so on). These skills have to be applied to a range of simplistic puzzles in order to progress, so expect minion-swapping, block-pushing and switch-pressing aplenty.

Don’t even think about playing this on an old DS – everything’s so brown and murky you need the power of DS Lite to see what’s happening. There’s some woeful glitching and crudely drawn static cutscenes too. The game’s entirely stylus controlled, which generally works well, but it can descend into incoherent screen-swiping during combat. The whole thing just feels insubstantial, and while we’d say it’s passable for younger gamers, there’s a teen rating on the box for some reason.

Jun 23, 2009

More Info

Release date: Jun 23 2009 - DS (US)
Jun 26 2009 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Codemasters
Developed by: Climax
Franchise: Overlord
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Comic Mischief, Mild Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:
12+

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