This box art for TT Games' Lego Battles strategy game for the Nintendo DS is about as exciting as the screenshot gallery gets.

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Translating the Lego Castles, Pirates, and Space sets into a real-time strategy game is a brilliant idea, but when you shrink the whole thing down to function on the Nintendo DS, you lose a little bit of the Lego charm. Character-based Lego action games on the DS are one thing, as the characters are generally larger and so recognizable that your mind fills in the missing bits. All I am seeing here are generic little guys with green bars over their heads on equally generic playfields.