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Guess what? Midnight Play Pack can only connect with a Nintendo DS that has the same game in it! ...As a result, you better forget the multiplayer option in this freaking game. You'll never see it unless you purposely buy two of those. And even then, what says you will actually have a multiplayer mode that is worth it?
So, what are the five games in this collection? An Arkanoid lookalike, lots of solo card games, bowling, poker and pool. Let's take a look at them. Not necessarily in this order.
BLOCK BREAKER DELUXE
In this world, Block Breaker is a renowned SPORT, with places to play it everywhere in town, and there's even city-wide competitions! And what's the prize for the winner of this huge tournament? A Yatch worth ten million dollars. No, I'd like to, but I'm not kidding. I'm serious.
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As the game progresses, you can “upgrade” your game to have a powerful ball and/or bar right from the beginning. That's a nice little idea. You win money when you complete levels, and that's how you pay for those upgrades.
MIDNIGHT HOLD'EM POKER
By the way, you can still win trophies, unlock new characters, and so on and so forth in this game; you'll have to be better than me at it, though, because I'm still stuck with Poker Lady and Cowboy Man.
I forgot to tell that, didn't I? There are achievements for each card game in this! Save all the cards during a game, win a game in less than X minutes... the regular stuff.
While I admit it's fun to discover new solo card games, this section is made of games we've all seen before. Solitaire comes in with every version of Windows, and you might not play the other games much, unless you are already familiar with them and know tricks to win more easily. The Casino Mode is a nice touch, but you can just play Solitaire all the way through and still unlock the last casino in a matter of hours. A basic game, in the end.
...So, alright, alright. I might have been a little rude at the beginning, saying that this game collection as a whole didn't really need to exist. But, let's face it: Arkanoid-inspired games are all over Internet (though the one in this has its merits), you can play pool in real life and it will be better, Wii Sports and its sequel are much better when it comes to bowling, poker is also much better in real life, and you won't play much anything else except Solitaire, Pyramid and Spider in the last game. So, in a way, no, this game didn't need to exist. But on the other hand, each separate game is also quite fun, so you can't really complain that there is no value to the game, as it's not true; there IS some value. Maybe game collections like those are just not my cup of tea. Buy it if you think you'll have fun with it.