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Mini Video Game Review: 100 Classic Books

100 Classic Books for Nintendo DS was released in the summer of 2010 for $19.99, and it is quickly becoming a rare collector’s item, fetching for more than $40 on Amazon.com. Select Gamestop stores still carry this game, and I finally got a copy this week. Featuring books from the last few centuries, (17th, 18th,  and 19th century mainly) – there’s a book in here for everyone.

And if you don’t know what book to read, you can take a quiz which will ask you what type of book you prefer. Or feel free to visit this link here on Wikipedia that lists all the books and details of almost all of them. From authors such as Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Jules Verne,  and Oscar Wilde to name a few, there’s certainly no shortage and an additional 10 books you can download online at no extra cost.

There’s background music too if you like, easy controls for turning pages, ability to bookmark as well, and a nice ranking system that shows which books are the readers favorites. Definitely a good purchase, you really can’t go wrong. The only criticism I have is that later authors such as Hemingway and particularly Steinbeck are absent from this video game, so perhaps a sequel will come out later on focusing on more modern classics.

Review Score: 9.5/10

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