GoldenEye: Rogue Agent shows off the Nintendo DS as a great platform for
first-person shooters. The action is fast and intense in this explosive
tale of power and betrayal.
• Epic, six-mission solo campaign
• Sharpen your lethal edge
against infamous Bond villains in DS-exclusive Virtual Training mode
Wireless multiplayer mayhem for up to eight players with only one Game
Kicked out of MI6 for excess brutality, your character's, ahem, unique
skill set gets him recruited by Auric Goldfinger. A nasty encounter with
Dr. No costs him an eye, but Goldfinger’s technicians replace it with a
gold-hued, synthetic and upgradeable eye, earning him the name
"GoldenEye." Now it’s payback time, Dr. No.
On your quest for revenge, you'll encounter such legendary Bond baddies
as Oddjob, Scaramanga and Xenia Onatopp. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent lets you
slip into the dark side as a ruthless and unpredictable bad guy with
lots of big weapons and cool devices. The GoldenEye gadget, an
infinitely cool device worthy of Q himself, and the heads-up-display
(HUD) let you see enemies through cover, hack electronics and weapons,
deflect damage, monitor ammo levels, decode locks and more.
You can wield two weapons at once or go one-on-one with a muscular melee
fighting system lets you throw and cold-cock enemies, seize hostages and
more. Left and right-handed gameplay controls, plus stylus and thumb-pad
play, take full advantage of the DS's unique touch-screen capabilities.
One of the keys to GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is its array of control
schemes. The touch screen isn't going to be for everyone, and some will
want inverted controls or auto aiming and leveling. There's no greater
disappointment than playing a first-person shooter and being unable to
control your player's movement, leaving you a sitting duck. Once you
find the control scheme that works for you, you'll be scampering through
each level with guns blazing.
When you come across a weapon on the ground, you will need to tap the
touch screen to pick it up. The bottom left and bottom right each
represent a hand. Tap the bottom left to pick up the gun with your left
hand, and the right corner for your right hand. The L and R Buttons are
your triggers for this rapid-fire adventure.
The story mode follows the same story as the GCN game. It's a solid,
unpretentious FPS. But what sets GoldenEye DS apart are the righteously
great multiplayer modes.
If you have one Game Card, up to eight players can wirelessly frag each
other. Just host a game and have your friends choose Download Play from
the DS's menu. If you and your friends have multiple Game Cards,
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent offers four game modes and a wider variety of
characters and maps.
The muliplayer arenas make GoldenEye: Rogue Agent a great title for the