Top Trumps: Doctor Who
Docto Who Top Trumps.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s)Team 3 Games (PC, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii)
Rockpool Games (Nintendo DS, J2ME)
Publisher(s)Eidos Interactive
SeriesDoctor Who
Platform(s)Java ME, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii
ReleasePlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows
  • EU: May 16, 2008
  • AU: May 23, 2008
Wii
  • EU: December 5, 2008
Genre(s)Card game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Top Trumps: Doctor Who is a 2008 card game video game for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Windows and PlayStation 2 consoles based on the Top Trumps card game and the BBC television series Doctor Who. It was published by Eidos Interactive. It is the first Doctor Who video game since 1997's Destiny of the Doctors.

The game is set in the Doctor Who universe and features characters from the Tenth Doctor and Ninth Doctor's adventures including the Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones, Capt Jack Harkness, Dalek, Cyberman and Slitheen from series 1 to series 3 of the new series in the animation style of the animated stories "The Infinite Quest" and "Scream of the Shalka".

A version was released for the Wii on 5 December 2008 in the UK.

Gameplay

Players each receive a deck of cards and attempt to win all of their opponent's cards. Each card features characters or events from the Doctor Who universe and has statistics which define its strengths and weaknesses. Players choose which of these statistics will be higher than their opponent's card, the winner keeps both cards and play continues.[1]

The game features two modes: adventure mode, where the player competes against AI controlled opponents, and a versus mode where two players go head-to-head.[2]

Reception

The game currently holds a 53 percent rating from Metacritic based on 6 reviews.[3] Eurogamer gave it a 7/10 rating, saying it was nicely done with enough data to please fans of the TV show while having not mucked about with the classic Top Trumps gameplay.[4] Pocket Gamer also awarded the game a 7/10 rating. They said it was "simple but engrossing, even for those who aren't avid followers of the Timelord's adventures."[5]

References

  1. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (21 May 2008). "Top Trumps: Dr Who Review". Videogamer.com. Retrieved 9 August 2008.
  2. ^ Harrison, Dave (23 May 2008). "DS Game Review Top Trumps: Doctor Who". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Top Trumps: Doctor Who". Metacritic.
  4. ^ "DS Roundup Review • Page 2 • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. 9 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Top Trumps: Doctor Who". Pocketgamer.com. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Top Trumps: Doctor Who Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Top Trumps: Doctor Who Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Top Trumps: Doctor Who Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved 20 September 2010.