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Fossil Fighters Frontier by Nintendo of America






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  • Fantasy Violence
Fossil Fighters Frontier is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 7.
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  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo of America
  • Category: Role-Playing

Product Details:

The latest game in the Fossil Fighters series delivers a first: Players can now hop into their vehicles and drive around exotic locations to excavate fossils, which transform into real-life dinosaurs known as Vivosaurs. Players battle their Vivosaur with wild Vivosaurs they encounter on digging adventures.

  • While driving, set off radar blasts to help discover dinosaur fossils. Different buggies possess different features. A racing buggy, for example, goes fast and allows players to reach faraway places, while a carrier buggy is great for transporting more items.
  • Unearth ancient dinosaur fossils that come to life and transform into Vivosaurs. Clean fossils using tools like hammers and drills on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen, but don't be hasty: Carefully cleaning fossils makes the transformed Vivosaur more effective when it comes time to battle.
  • Using local online play, players can explore and excavate the dig sites as a three-player team. Bring the Vivosaur you are training to join six-player local and online Vivosaur battles*, fighting three-on-three in a stadium.

*Wireless broadband Internet access is required for online play. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com. Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.

To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. All screenshots and videos on this website have been captured in 2D mode. Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broke My Heart (Every Thing Bad About it) The fossil fighters series is one of my favorite series ever. This game took everything amazing about the fossil fighters and threw it out the window. One thing I loved about the series was strategy that is simple and the fighting that was perfected in Fossil Fighters Champions. How about that here? You fight with NPC' s and rarely fight yourself, so there is a lot of waiting. There were also support shots added that power up your dinosaur slightly. Another thing it took away was well, adventure, a.k.a. walking. In each dig site I loved finding randomized fossils and walking around and hitting random things and people with my pickaxe. Nope. None of that here. Each fossil is in a set location, which in the end did not even make me get fossils. Another reason why I had no desire to get fossils was because of random ecounters. Instead of fighting other fighters over fossil rocks, you get attacked by dinosaurs a lot. And if you get attacked while digging, guess what? You lose all your progress. This always made me feel rushed and I never did a good job because I felt rushed. I know you are wondering about the cars. Meh. They are a little slow and take away the sense of adventure. One thing that might have changed because of the cars is that you cannot save while in a dig site. Ironicly, the previous games guilt tripped you into saving before each boss battle. This is the equivilant of not being able to save anywhere but the town in Pokemon. How about those graphics? The people look like standard 3DS models, and look nice. This part made me cry. The graphics for the dinosuars from the first game look 20 times better than the ones in this game. They look like realism mixed with something. Each dinosuar, except for some, look so horrible it would probally scare me if I was younger. If it was not for the names of the disnosaurs I probally would not even be able to recongize them. About 5 look the same though. They are so bad that each dinosaur from a previous game has a normal version and a 3DS version on the wiki that are two different articles. You know what? I really liked the story in Fossil Fighters and Champions was not as good, but still had some nice plot twists and showed how some characters developed. This story is meh. You have a cute little thing named Nibbles, which I named Morgan because I love Fire Emblem Awakening. Nibbles was a secret weapon in something, but some guy stopped another guy from using him. You travel from Europe to Japan to America and do like two missions there or something. The main bad guy wants to bring back dinosuars and rule the world. Decent, for a 7 year old. The difficulty is another factor that makes this less playable. The difficulty suddenly skyrockets every once in a while and for the first time ever you must grind levels. It hard. Overall it is a complete waste of time and you should be playing one of the previous games or a Fire Emblem game.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Terrible turn for the series This is such a departure from the first two games, it hardly seem worthy of the "Fossil Fighters" name. The story line is plodding and uninteresting. The exploration system in the vehicles is clunky and boring. The vehicles are terrible. I don't want a racing or chasing game, which is what they attempt to force on you. Skip this version and stick to first two in the series.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a Good Game While it's not terribly intuitive and doesn't bring many new things to the table, Fossil Fighters: Frontier isn't a bad game. I found myself reliving the fun times I had when I bought the original for the DS, and I found the excavating and fighting surprisingly entertaining. A lot of people rag on the repetitive gameplay, but it's nothing too horrible. It certainly won't bore you to tears, or your kids. It's a good game for kicking back and relaxing, and it'll definitely keep kids entertained. I would recommend it, for sure.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible compared to others I was so excited for this game to come out because I loved the others so much. But, come to find out, it is not at all the same. The pros are that the car is kind of fun to drive in and excavate things, but you don't get the satisfaction of digging it out of the ground and carrying it to the lab and excavating with Vr00m. Cons are that the lower battle screen looks like they tried too hard to make it look good and professional, there are no more safe zone and attack zone, you can only use 1 vivosaur at a time but don't worry, after you die, you get to watch your teammates attack while shooting power ups at them! Overall, I was very dissapointed with the game and highly reccommend you do not purchase. If you enjoy fossil fighters, stick with Champions
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time If you're looking for a classic fossil fighters game, get the original or champions, this game has no interesting plot. The car element may be a new feature but it would be nice if you could run around the open world instead of being trapped in your car, and the only time you can see your character is in the lobby, and there is no space to run around or explore. Also when you want to get a fossil, in the open world a vivosaur can run into you and lose all you progress with that fossil and will be yelling at your 3DS with rage, I honestly gave this game up after being fed up of the random encounters. Also the fighting style is not good, you work with AI's to help you if you don't you're screwed. The AI's do all the fighting and you don't even get a chance to level up your vivosaur if you don't attack in battle, so the AI's will get your points and their speed will be higher then yours and its like you are not even playing the game. Don't buy this game, I'm out of $30 I won't get back.
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never played Fossil Fighters Before... So I literally just bought this game today and my first impressions of the series were low. A friend recommended this to me and I was expecting it to be like a knock off of pokemon. Turns out I was very wrong. Fossil Fighters has a nice turn-based battle system and a great excavation system. The vehicles are called "Bone Buggies" and are highly customizible. The graphics are a little toned down though, but that's besides the point. The gameplay is smooth,occasionally my old 3DS will lag with walking animations, If you have not played any game in the series, or have not even seen Fossil Fighters on the shelf before, you are missing out. Even for a person who has never played it before, it's really fun. 2 hours into the game and the story is already engaging.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome games awesome game got it today I like a lot you should get it two the series of this game from fossil fighter, fossil fighters champions, and fossil fighters fronteir
Date published: 2015-03-20
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