Club Penguin: Herbert's Revenge

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Club Penguin: Herbert's Revenge
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Really Disney... Why did you mess up this game so hard? Why?!
Genre: Point-and-Click
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Developer: 1st Playable Productions
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Franchise: Club Penguin
Previous Game: Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
Next Game: Club Penguin: Game Day!

Club Penguin: Herbert's Revenge is a Nintendo DS game based on the now discontinued online game, Club Penguin. It is the sequel to an earlier DS game, Elite Penguin Force. The goal of this game is to solve point-and-click missions. Keep in mind, this game isn't really that bad, but it's not that great either.

Bad Qualities

  1. The game only has ten missions, while the online missions and original DS game missions has eleven and thirteen, respectively. Not a problem, until you realise that it only feels like four missions, which ties into the next point:
  2. About 60% of the game's missions are ported from the online version, which you could play for free. They advertised the game with "new missions," which counts as false advertising.
    • It sounds like it's useful, because the online game shut down, but you can still play the PSA missions on other websites, such as Club Penguin Rewritten.
  3. While some ported missions have alternative ways to solve puzzles (such as two ways to get a DVD), they are pointless, as most people who played the online missions will solve them the same way anyways.
  4. During one part in Mission 9, in order for your agents to search for clues, you have to play the easiest mini-games. Except for Rookie, where you have to play a luck-based game by spinning a wheel and hoping it will land on the magnifying glass. If you don't land on it, he won't search, which can be pretty annoying.
  5. The mini-games in the game also take a long time to complete and are used about five times throughout the missions (except for Aqua Rescue). In mission seven, you have to play Amazing Maze twice, one right after the other.
    • However, there is a skip button so the mini-games don't take forever.
  6. You can't spend your coins you earned on any clothing. The only thing you could've done is transfer them to your online account (which before Club Penguin even shut down, Nintendo DS Wi-Fi did), making coin collecting pointless.
  7. You can't wonder around the island for fun, which you could do in the first game. You can only wonder around the island during missions, and depending on the one you play, you can only go to certain parts of the island. Because of this some areas in the game are never used.

Good Qualities

  1. There are "snake tokens" hidden throughout missions, which you have secret messages to decode to find them, so at least it's something original.
  2. The mini-games are all original, unlike the first DS game, where some mini-games were ported from the original online game.
  3. The original missions are fun to do.
  4. This game can be fun for people who never played the online missions.
  5. The concept of playing the PSA missions on the go without needing internet isn't so bad, but they shouldn't advertise the game like it's new and should've included all PSA missions.
  6. It's still better than Club Penguin Island and Club Penguin Online, especially the latter.
  7. 2 main villains, such as Herbert P. Bear and Klutzy, were brilliant enemies to appear in the game, despite the game wasn't good enough.

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