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By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Captivating fortune-seeking adventure with steampunk theme.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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You begin the game in the sewers of London by vanquishing the bane of seasoned RPG players everywhere -- not-so-powerful rats. More interesting is moving along in your airship, the Maverick, via the D-pad and attacking, turn-based style, various flying monsters. Oddly, a tutorial doesn’t present itself until about 30 minutes into the game when you are flying to Cairo. So, uninitiated RPG players may be daunted when sent beneath the streets of London if they haven’t read the manual.

Yet the game does have much to commend it. The graphics are very detailed and presented in 3-D. The presentation of the steampunk SciFi essence can be enthralling – especially when you arm yourself with odd gadgets that you’ll find. The violence is mild with no blood ever shown or moaning ever heard. While the action-filled story is really nothing original for enthusiast gamers, exploring the world of Nostalgia will let the imaginations of young gamers run wild.

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