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NDS APP division reviews + toplist
« on: September 05, 2009, 12:18:27 PM »
Hi , and welcome!
Here im reviewing NDS APP division , sit back , put some nice music in the background ,
relax , and ...start reading my review :D.


Review system score scheme
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   Max points : 20pts
   Pros & Cons : 0..5 points
   Interface : 0..5 points
   Usefulness : 0..5 points
   Motion support : 0..1.5
   Original entry : 0..1.5
   Bonus          : 0..2

Note : I'll be still using my usual theme , but a bit modified this time!

Are you READY???? ....lets go!!!







I think that the author describes this one really well:

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Japanese Hiragana & Katakana Review is a kana character review tool aimed at upper-beginner and intermediate Japanese students. The application allows the user to review their ability to recognize each of the 46 hiragana or katakana characters from visual and audio cues. Performance is ranked by speed, mistakes made and review difficulty. The application will also highlight the user's weakest kana characters for further study. Features include voice samples from native Japanese speakers, Rumble Pak and DS Motion support. Cute bonus: the application will greet you appropriately depending on the time of day!

Tested and working with R6 Gold, R4 and No$GBA.




Pros & Cons
+Simple and clean interface
+Great work on the speech part
+Great response just like it should
+Supports NEO MOTION
+Comes with 2 applications separated.
One for exercise and another one for actual trainning

-Maybe you could pack both apps into 1 ?
-Basic tutorial is missing

4.5 / 5


Usefulness
I can't say that its really that useful.
But its fine to play around with a new language...And especially at such
a basic level you don't really need to know Japanese ...

For example , i know nothing about Japanese , and i could complete the first
exercise in less than 7 minutes...and i could recognize easily some characters
in the trainning app.

3.5 / 5


Interface
The interface is really simple.
Not many colors , simple shapes , the fonts used
for text are nice...

The only thing that's missing is maybe a more advanced GUI.
And some "clicky" tutorial.

4 / 5


Motion support
YES!! Supports motion
1.5 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
2 / 2

Bugs found: No bugs were found.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : YES
What's missing to reach the top?: How about packing both apps into 1?


Summary
17 / 20









.. You should already know about this app if you visit the NEOFLASH forums regularly.

If you don't , let me inform you that you're missing a great NDS paint application
with really awesome features!




Pros & Cons
+ATM its the best paint app for NDS
+Great Interface
+More than the basic pixel art tools
are included
+MP3 Playback
+Supports Guitar hero controller


-Filled rectangle and circle tool cause flickering
-If you scale too much a circle it goes off screen and the remainder
is renderer in the opposite direction.
-If you try to rotate a selected surface the selected part
of the background gets the selected foreground color.

4.5 / 5


Usefulness
Its definetely not intended for daily use...unless your a pixel artist.
Its ok for some minutes of fun or if you are looking for a creative way to spend
your free time.

4 / 5


Interface
What can i say about the interface?
Its nearly perfect. Simple , clean and handles all
functionality really well.

4.5 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
Nope!!  , not an original entry!
0 / 1.5


Bonus
2 / 2

Bugs found: The rectangle & circle fill tool , and the circle tool are buggy.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : YES
What's missing to reach the top?: Fix the bugs :(


Summary
15 / 20










Ever thought having DSi's formware menu on your NDS/-NDSL ??
Here is your chance!



Pros & Cons
+Feels almost like DSi's firmware menu
+Nice work on the controls
+It can boot games/apps
+Someone actually did it!

-It could be definetely be a bit more polished
3.8 / 5


Usefulness
If you're looking for a shell application to handle all your games/apps and you love
DSi's firmware menu ... then this is exactly what you've been looking for.

3.7 / 5


Interface
The interface feels like DSi's firmware menu , but its just lacks
a bit the polish level of the last one.


3.8 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
2 / 2

Bugs found: No bugs were found.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : YES
What's missing to reach the top?: Nothing really to recommend. It does what is says.
Maybe polish it a bit more.



Summary
14.8 / 20









Morse translator for NDS???... Yeah , we got this too!



Pros & Cons
+Really unique app!
+Multi3 language support


-There are some issues with the translation.
Some text is still is in Spanish.
-The menu needs some more "response"
-That background image is a real pain... :(

3.1 / 5


Usefulness
Not really useful , but its fun to waste a couple of minutes.

2.9 / 5


Interface
The interface has some issues , lacking some required response ,
but overall it works most of the time.

The background image should be replaced a.s.a.p!

3.4 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
1.7 / 2

Bugs found: The multi language support has some issues!
Will this stay on my memory stick? : YES
What's missing to reach the top?: Replace the background image,fix the bug with the language
support,improve the interface.



Summary
12.6 / 20









Are you looking for an application that can backup your application
via the network-way? Well , here it is!




Pros & Cons
+Easy to use
+Does what it says without "sauce"
+Is able to upload save files even in web servers.


...Have you been looking lately for an application that can
backup your saved games from original cartidges? Well here it is.
3.3 / 5


Usefulness
This really depends!
If you backup frequently your saved games then your going to
use this quite frequently...

2.9 / 5


Interface
The interface is really basic.
Just some text that expects some input from the user.

It works and does the job well ...its fine for its purpose.

2.4 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
1.3 / 2

Bugs found: No bugs were found.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : YES
What's missing to reach the top?: Nothing to recommend a.t.m.



Summary
11.4 / 20











Another file browser for NDS ... lets see if it is worth it.




Pros & Cons
+You can access directories or open text files/images


-The menu needs some more work.
It feels like something is missing.

-The highlight color doesn't really blend well
with the background

2 / 5


Usefulness
I don't really find it useful .Sorry . :(

1.9 / 5


Interface
The interface that your trying to adopt
needs more work...it feels "empty".

The colors and the fonts must be replaced.

2.5 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
1.2 / 2

Bugs found: No bugs were found.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : No :(
What's missing to reach the top?: Improve the GUI,replace the colors
and the fonts



Summary
9.1 / 20









Another paint application for NDS...
Lets see how it will go...



Pros & Cons
+Nice try...
+Some basic functionality is there

-Why did you used NEOFLASH splash as a surface for editing?
-Circle tool causes flickering.

1.7 / 5


Usefulness
Hmm this actually needs more work in order to be of any use...

1 / 5


Interface
The interface is simple , and works. Nothing more to add.
Just a basic paint app interface.

2.3 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
0.77 / 2

Bugs found: The circle too is bugged.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : No :(
What's missing to reach the top?: Fix the circle tool...for now.



Summary
7.27 / 20









...Do you have a troublesome brother or sister messing up your saved
games for example? ... Well , time to lock the "thing" up...but remember
to never let anyone pull the flashcart off the slot!!




Pros & Cons
+If you have a little brother or sister
and you want some basic protection for your data
then it will work.


2 / 5


Usefulness
Personally i don't find it useful.
I mean , it doesn't really offer protection...and why
would i want protection anyway...There are far better ways
to explain to your brother/sister that there are some rules that must be followed.

0.9 / 5


Interface
The interface is pretty bad with
so many different colors and palette levels mixed together,
but it works...

2.1 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
0.75 / 2

Bugs found: No bugs were found.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : No :(
What's missing to reach the top?: Nothing to recommend a.t.m.



Summary
7.25 / 20









 

Hmm , i don't really know how should i describe this app , but seems
normal , since even the creator couldn't!.



Pros & Cons
+Some nice graphics
+...You can record your voice and listen to the playback


-I can't understand the porpuse of this.
1.18 / 5


Usefulness
Honestly , i don't find it useful.
Why would i want to hit some buttons that play some sound effects
on different channels and out of sync?

Sorry :(

0.37 / 5


Interface
The interface is simple , and has some nice graphics,
but...this isn't enough.

2.5 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
0.3 / 2

Bugs found: No bugs were found.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : No :(
What's missing to reach the top?: I'm not sure what you are aiming for...



Summary
5.85 / 20









Hm ... NDS MII homebrew implementation...and in 2d ? ......



Pros & Cons
+Offers some fun for a couple of minutes

-Missing save/load functionality
-Incomplete features
-Such a concept needs far better graphics
0.88 / 5


Usefulness
Honestly , its only useful for 2' - 3'...That's all the time you'll ever need to test this
app.

I'm sorry but this is way too rushed project and lacks support.

0.27 / 5


Interface
Well , the interface is extremelly simplified , and that's not a good thing
for such an application.


1.2 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
YES!!  , an original entry!
1.5 / 1.5


Bonus
0.77 / 2

Bugs found: No bugs were found.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : No :(
What's missing to reach the top?: Add a better GUI , add save/load functionality,
add animations.



Summary
4.62 / 20









Okay , you got the message...WindowsXP simulation on ......NDS :(.




Pros & Cons
+Honestly , i can't find anything positive.Sorry :(
(dummy + 0.2pts)



-Many bugs
-Crashed a couple of times while testing
-Can't find a reason why i would want to use it
-"WindowsXP simulation"

0.2 / 5


Usefulness
I don't find it useful at all :( .

0.2 / 5


Interface
The interface is just a couple of images taken from
screenshots , and they seem to work...but the bugs will make you suffer.

1.2 / 5


Motion support
No motion support
0 / 1.5


Original Entry
Nope!!  , not an original entry!
0 / 1.5


Bonus
0.3 / 2

Bugs found: There are many bugs in the windows xp sim.

Will this stay on my memory stick? : No :(
What's missing to reach the top?: I'll be honest : Maybe try doing something else :( .But don't give up.


Summary
1.9 / 20






Final toplist


Position::::Entry::::Score::::Dev



1. Japanese Hiragana & Katakana Review , 17pts , DesertDog
2. UA Paint v1.30c  , 15pts , bassacegold
3. DSi4DS , 14.8pts , spinal
4. MorseDS , 12.6pts , Aguilera_87
5. SavSend .7neo , 11.4pts , leinad
6. DsOS v0.6 neocompo edition , 9.1 , Aurelio
7. PaintDS , 7.27 , s_hansse
8. DSecure , 7.25 , LucaFraga
9. SoundBoardDS , 5.85 , BranMuffin
10. NDSMiiMaker , 4.62 , Coin-Coin
11. WintenDoS , 1.9 , darkyesus



« Last Edit: September 05, 2009, 03:17:37 PM by Conle »

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Re: NSD APP division reviews + toplist
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 12:22:31 PM »
Good luck , and please remember : These reviews don't represent NEO Team's opinion , but just mine.

The final toplist might differ! ^-^

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Re: NSD APP division reviews + toplist
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 01:20:07 PM »
Nice reviews. :D
And yeah alot of people think that the top list is official. Hence, I dont even think Neo's decisions arent affected by all of the review submttions. ^^"

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Re: NSD APP division reviews + toplist
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 02:48:49 PM »
Nice reviews. :D
And yeah alot of people think that the top list is official. Hence, I dont even think Neo's decisions arent affected by all of the review submttions. ^^"

Thanks , you did a nice job too. ;)

Our reviews are also judged by Neoteam(do not forget , reviewers compete too !  ~sm-37.gif~ ) , and the top reviews add a small factor to the final results.

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Re: NDS APP division reviews + toplist
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 10:49:02 PM »
Hehe, thanks man. :)