The Guilty Gear anime-flavored fighting franchise, which began in 1998, makes its Nintendo DS debut with Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers. The game includes a lineup of 21 quirky and colorful characters from previous versions and retains the 2D perspective the series is known for. There are a few changes, however, with the main adjustment being multi-tiered stages that span both DS screens. The increased vertical space allows for more characters to battle simultaneously, as players will be able to challenge up to four computer-controlled opponents or four friends via wireless connection.
Each stage is also filled with traps like poison, fire, thunder, and bombs, adding a new layer of strategy to the melee combat. Modes of play include arcade, survival, story, versus battle, and mini-games. The last of these features touch-screen support in character-specific activities that range from billiards and arm wrestling to swordplay and arcade variants. Success in the mini-games will unlock special moves. In addition, Dust Strikers lets players program the Robo-Ky character with an assortment of move sets available within the Robo-Ky factory. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide
|Feature 1||Choose from 21 characters, including Sol-Badguy, Potemkin, May, and Dizzy|
|Feature 2||Take the battles to new heights by using both DS screens|
|Feature 3||Customize the Robo-Ky character with various move sets|
|Feature 4||Participate in a variety of mini-games to unlock special rewards|
|Feature 5||Challenge up to four friends in multiplayer versus modes|