Parents' Guide to

Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fossil-digging game better than its predecessor.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

ok for 7+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Spectobes: Beyond the Portals is similar to playing Pokemon games, in that taking the correct Spectrobes into battle is key. (Red Spectrobes, for example, are strong against green Krawl, but weak against blue Krawl). However, as was the case in the first Spectrobes game, there isn't enough for Rallen to do – he spends all his time fighting Krawl Dust.

The icon-based menus can be overwhelming at times, and the environments are still pretty basic. But although there's still room to improve, the gameplay of Beyond the Portals is less repetitive and more enjoyable than the first game thanks to a more fleshed out story, various small touches and improvements, and better balance between combat and excavation.

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