Parents' Guide to

Dream Trigger 3D

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Space shooter is too tough and overly complicated.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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To start off with the good points, Dream Trigger 3D has unique and artistically interesting visuals, and the 3D effects certainly impress -- if you can manage to stay alive for more than 30 seconds. The controls don't sound like they should be too tough to figure out -- you tap the bottom screen to create sonar pings, and if your ping reveals an enemy, it appears on the top screen and you shoot it. But once you see how fast everything moves and how many enemies there are and how many projectiles they're shooting at you, you quickly realize you can use any kind of strategy in placing those sonar pings. You'll end up tapping madly and trying to perform some of the most precise flying of your life. And that's just the first level. If you're left-handed, you have to control flight with the A,B,X, and Y buttons, which is far more difficult than using the control stick. There may have been an interesting idea here, but the execution leaves much to be desired.

Online interaction: You can post your high scores to an online leaderboard.

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