Game Revolution writes: "I have been looking forward to this game. At this point, anything considered “retro” that makes my radar somewhere has me interested and drooling. Retro Game Challenge, Rocket Knight, even the compilations of games I've owned for years like the Sonic Ultimate Genesis Collection are ready for play (I type that looking back and forth from my DS cases to my loose Genesis carts). I'm just a lover of the classics. So when I heard about 3D Dot Game Heroes and saw a few screenshots, I started thinking, 'I will need to own this, methinks.'"