Parents' Guide to

Godzilla Unleashed: Double Strike

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Brawler marred by gameplay and technical gaffes.

Game Nintendo DS 2007
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It's a neat idea in theory, but unfortunately gameplay falls flat for several reasons. Hit detection is poor, and the monsters' moves are basic and sluggish to execute. Levels are unimaginative, consisting of repeating cityscapes with wave after wave of the same types of enemy that can be easily dispatched (or simply avoided) with little strategy or thought. The monsters only look straight ahead and can't turn around to face backwards, which makes boss battles maddening.

Another serious complaint is that you can't save the game during story mode -- if you quit half way through, you'll have to start back at the beginning. The only way to complete story mode is to play it all the way through in one sitting, which is an unfair time commitment and a primitive throwback to arcade games of twenty years ago. It's hard to call Godzilla Unleashed: Double Strike anything less than a profound disappointment. The King of Monsters definitely deserves better.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release date: November 20, 2007
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E for Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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