Third time is not always the lucky time. Phineas and Ferb's third DS game disappoints in every way.

User Rating: 4 | Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension DS
Unlike the creative, fun P&F games Disney developed for Nintendo's handheld, the Movie one feels like it was designed to be bad.

PRESENTATION: 3
The game has very few modes. Single-player, multiplayer, options, and codes (One of them doesn't seem to work for me). Also, there are only 3 characters, poor soundtrack and one-liners. However, there's a ton of pointless costumes.

GRAPHICS: 6
The visuals are a step up from the first DS game, but not by far. It looks a bit pixeleated, but nothing horrible.

SOUND: 5
The background music is repetitive, the sound FX are from the other DS games, and the voice acting sound poorly through the DS speakers. Not to mention it's not well synchronized with the cutscenes.

GAMEPLAY: 2
Where to start? The series took a different road this time. Rather than being a puzzler, this game is focusing on action. However, it's executed very poorly, with each stage feeling exactly similar to the others (Jump and shoot, do minigames, jump, shoot, play with Rover or the Platyposterior, jump and shoot). There's the exception of on-rails shooters and boss battles, but even those are lacking creativity. Not to mention there's no thinking in this game. You just follow indications from the blinking character photos and the minigames aren't puzzles, they're a joke.

LASTING APPEAL: 3
If you had the courage to go through the entire game, you won't be rewarded. You're given a jetpack you have to use to collect the missing coins from each level. Luckily, you can exit the stage after getting the coin without missing the data. But still, it's going through the same repetitive stages over and over again.

TOTAL: 3.8
GAMESPOT SCORE: 4

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