Game Vortex writes: "Maybe it's just me, but I don't think we're ever going to see anything great come from trying to force 3D polygonal graphics onto the DS. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs does just this in the form of a 3D platformer to make things worse. You control a kind of snake-like dark blob that's supposed to be Buck, the adventure-seeking weasel character from the movie. When it's hard to tell if your little guy is dancing or having the life sucked out of him, it's time to step back and see if your graphics engine is doing you any good. Aside from the large dinosaurs, the landscape is pretty bland."