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Fossil Fighters - Nintendo DS

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) 70 / 100

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  • Find and fight! Collect over 100 different vivosaurs and pit them against enemy vivosaurs in strategic, turn-based battles.
  • Your skills enhance your vivosaurs' powers.
  • Each fossil must be carefully cleaned of excess rock. With a steady hand and keen eye, you can make your vivosaurs stronger
  • Battle and trade with friends.
  • Using DS Wireless Play, you can take on a friend within range of your system for head-to-head battles or trade your extra fossils for new ones

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 10, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,622 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Welcome to Vivosaur Island, home of the world-famous Fossil Stadium, where dinosaurs revived from ancient fossils fight in thrilling battles! As a Fossil Fighter, you'll dig up dinosaur fossils, clean them, and revive them into powerful "vivosaurs," ready to battle. In your adventures, you'll delve into ancient ruins, explore sunken pirate ships, and uncover secrets that will shake the planet to its core!

Fossil Fighters for Nintendo DSFinding, Cleaning, Collecting and Fighting Dinosaurs
T-Rex Character Art
Fossil Fighters blends the timeless human fascination with dinosaurs with the fun of building a collection. The game lets players build a collection of more than 100 fantastical dinosaurs known as “vivosaurs.” This new game incorporates elements of discovery, tactics, and strategy as players try to get the best vivosaurs on their teams to battle it out on the field.

Players dig for fossils and use the touch screen of the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi system to hammer, chip, drill and brush away the bits of rock around the fossil. When their efforts result in the buildup of dust, players blow into the Nintendo DS microphone to blow the dust away.

The game rates players on how well they handle the fossils during the cleaning process. The more carefully and completely a player cleans a fossil, the more powerful the vivosaur will be in battle. Vivosaurs can also gain more power through battles.

Players must collect various parts of each vivosaur. The head must be found first to bring a vivosaur to life while the body, arms and legs can be added to increase its power on the battlefield and imbue it with special powers.It's Dino vs. Dino.. which one wins?

The game features an engrossing role-playing storyline and vast environments for players to explore. Players can connect wirelessly with friends to battle or trade their fossils.

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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fossil Fighters: More than you'd expect. August 25, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Dinosaurs + Fighting.
How could this be bad? Well, it's failed miserably before, and I'm sure a lot of people have since been a bit cautious with this combination.

So, no, I wasn't expecting anything ground-breaking, but I was hopeful that it would be decent fun.
Well, let me tell you, this game is much more than it let's on.
First impression:
It's slow to begin.
Dialogue and more dialogue. But it wasn't at all boring. Surprisingly, the game has a lot of personality and humor. Once you learn what you'll be doing and how to do it, you won't want to put it down.
Anywhere outside of town there will appear a radar on the top screen to find fossils in the ground (while in town, the top screen is a very helpful map), you dig them up, and use your stylus to break away the rock from the fossil. The stylus will act as a hammer or a drill. If the fossil is a skull, you get a new Vivosaur! If you get a body, arm, or leg fossil, it will add power to your Vivosaur.
Each Vivosaur has an element. An element is stronger and weaker than another element. Basic stuff. You have a team of 5 you carry around with you. You can fight with up to 3 Vivosaurs at once. On the lower screen you see their positions and their condition, and on the top screen you see their 3D form either attacking the enemie's team or waiting for a command. There's even little commentators announcing what is happening in the battle (in text form). This bit of the game is very reminiscent of Pokemon Stadium, which I loved.
I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I wasn't expecting anything more than choosing a dinosaur and fighting another dinosaur, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was entirely wrong. This is a very, very long adventure game.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaurs + Fighting= Awesome Boy Game September 3, 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I wanted to get my son's thoughts on this game for nearly 2 weeks now but he's been so busy playing it, I haven't been able to get a good overview from him until now. I shouldn't be surprised. It combines his favorite thing in the world, dinosaurs, with something he does every day with his sister... fighting.

Fossil Fighters is a new game for the DS where you can pretty much guess what it entails from the title. You play a boy (what? no girls?) who comes to an island to hunt for fossils which will turn into battle-ready dinosaurs, ready to tear your opponents dinos apart. Well, its not quite that exciting, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

The gameplay consists of 4 main elements: the story, hunting for fossils, cleaning the fossils, and fighting. The story helps move things along and does a good job of introducing the other parts of the game as you come to them. New areas of the game open up as you progress allow you to explore and find new fossils. The fossil finding is dead simple. You have a radar that tells you where they are around you and you dig them up. The excitement is in finding new fossils that give you a new dinosaur makes existing ones more powerful.

My favorite part of the game is the cleaning. If you have kids who have always wanted to be paleontologists or archeologists, they'd love this. You have to chip away at the rock using a hammer and drill to uncover the bone within. The challenge is you must do this without damaging the fossil as well as complete the task within a set time limit. The less damage you do to the fossil, the more powerful your resulting dinosaur will be. This can be both rewarding and frustrating. Some rocks already have parts of the fossil showing, so you must be more careful in those areas.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of reading, but lots of fun February 9, 2011
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
My 6 yr. old son got this game for Christmas. He is a "struggling reader" and this game had LOTS and LOTS of reading. We assumed it was sort of a tutorial at the start, so I sat with him and read, and read, and read. At first, he was very frustrated with all of the words. As he got to playing, and digging bones and gems, creating dinosaurs, having his first battles, he became more excited. The fossil cleaning is fun, and both my kids cheer when they do a good job. The battles are interesting, and you have to think and use strategy. So, all in all, I am pleased with it, and my son has played it enough now that he doesn't require me to read for him anymore, because he understands the basis of the game. I think it is his favorite game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fossil Digging Awsomeness! July 26, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I LOVE this game. Adults most likely won't be interested but from maybe, 6 - 13 may like it. I'm a girl, but if you are a girl and want to play it, be prepared, you MUST be a boy. :( That doesn't take anything away from the wonderful quality of the game though. You go to gig sites, dig up fossils using your sonar and pickaxe. Then, you go to the Fighter Area and inside the fossil place. Go and clean the fossil!!! Depending on how good you clean the fossil (a matter of cracking it or not) is how impressive you dinosaur's staus will be. Collect dinosaurs, and battle! Battle to rank up your dinosaurs while beating each chapter, then fight your
Level-up battle! I didn't buy this on amazon, my best friend let me play hers, and I got addicted. So addicted that yesterday, I played from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm! There is one discription I have for this game, Exciting,Strategy,Puzzle, and definitly for all ages! Take my word for it!
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