Monday, May 10, 2010

Review: Photo Dojo (DSiWare)

photodojo1 This morning, Nintendo gave all DSi owners a sweet treat: a free game!  That’s right, the brand-spankin’ new Photo Dojo is available from now until June 10th for the low, low price of free!

Photo Dojo is a simple little game.  You use the DSi Camera to take pictures of yourself in certain poses, then record a few voice clips, and then become a powerful kung-fu master!  It’s really quite simple.  Taking the pictures can be a bit difficult because they have to be taken from about 6 feet away, but it can be done without too much trouble.  I would recommend having a friend help you out.

After taking some pictures of yourself, you get to record various sound samples for moves (such as “Take this!” or “You fight like a girl!”).  These sounds are then used as you roam the countryside looking for fights.  Not only that, but after recording your sounds, you can take a picture of something to use as a backdrop.  Naturally, I chose the bathroom.
photodojo2 The game has a 2-player VS mode and a 1 player mode.  In VS mode, you share the same DS.  The left player uses the D-Pad to move and the L button to attack.  The right player uses the ABXY buttons as a D-Pad and the R button to attack.  It works surprisingly well.

1 Player mode has you plowing through as many bad guys as you can take on.  Each one is represented by other characters in your roster, so the more fighters you make, the more random and crazy it gets.  Everyone once in a while, you’ll even get a mini or mega fighter (with high- or low-pitched sounds to go with them).

All in all, it’s a pretty sweet game, especially considering the price.  And even at 200 points, it’s a steal.  The game is really fun and crazy funny.  So, if you have a DSi, get it now.  You might as well, even if you don’t like it much.  It is free, after all.  And if you don’t have a DSi, you’re crazy.

  • Unique and fun fighting game
  • Very inexpensive!
  • Put yourself in the game (sounds, too!)
  • Can be difficult to take some of the pictures

This game earned a Blatantly Biased:9


Rachel said...

Hehe, yeah, it's a funny game :) It was fun playing vs. with you. Hehe, it was Bayn against Bayn and Bayn won! Woot! ;) You'll have to help me take pictures for mine. Lol, it's going to be crazy :) Love you, Bayn! You super kung-fu master, you! :) xoxo

Devin said...

Haha! This game sounds awesome! Where do they honestly come up with this stuff?