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Introduction

100 Classic Book Collection is a Nintendo DS game that, as the title suggests, contains one hundred of the world's greatest literary works. All books contained in the game are their original versions, and footnotes are provided to help readers understand some of the language used that is no longer common today.  In an unusual move, 100 Classic Books is unrated in all regions.  Because the title is simply a literature compilation and not an actual game of any sort, Nintendo did not deem a content rating necessary and was not required to submit it to content ratings boards such as the ESRB, whose rating process is voluntary.

Features

100 Classic Book Collection provides a certain number of features that make the reading and selecting of books easier: 

  • All the books are displayed on a bookshelf in which you can scroll through to select the title you are interested in.
  • Every book has a small summary and a little biography of the author.
  • In order to keep track of which books you have finished, a small "r" will appear on the spine of the book when you finish reading it.
  • Two different font sizes.
  • You can look up books either by scrolling through the bookshelf or by using the search feature that will let you type in the name of either the book or author.
  • A special quiz mode will suggest titles to read depending on how you answered a short number of questions.
  • Bookmarks that  you can lay down to save your place. You can use up to 3 different ones per book.

 
Wireless and Online Features The game allows the player to download new books via Nintendo WFC and to update the so-called rankings (completion rate of the percentage of the total books read by your friends). It is also possible the receive and send downloaded books via local Wi-Fi. The game also allows the player to send a demo version to someone who does not own the game.


Controls

The game can be entirely "played" using only the DS stylus, though the button set-up is fully customizable to fit your way of reading. In order to turn pages using the touch controls, you slide your stylus over the page, either to the right for the next page or to the left for the previous one. The menu is brought up by simply tapping the screen.


Books available in the game

Louisa May Alcot
  • Little Women

Jane Austen
  • Emma
  • Mansfield Park
  • Persuasion
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility

Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

R.D. Blackmore
  • Lorna Doone
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Professor
  • Shirley
  • Villette

Emily Bronte
  •  Wuthering Heights

John Bunyan
  • The Pilgrim's Progress

Frances Burnett
  •  Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • The Secret Garden

Lewis Carroll
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Through the Looking-Glass

Wilkie Collins
  • The Moonstone
  • The Woman in White

Carlo Collodi
  •  Adventures of Pinocchio

Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Joseph Conrad
  •  Lord Jim

Susan Coolidge
  • What Katy Did

James Fenimore Cooper
  • Last of the Mohicans

Daniel Defoe
  • Robinson Crusoe

Charles Dickens
  • Barnaby Rudge
  • Bleak House
  • A Christmas Carol
  • David Copperfield
  • Dombey and Son
  • Great Expectations
  • Hard Times
  • Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Oliver Twist
  • The Pickwick Papers
  • A Tale of Two Cities

Alexandre Dumas
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Three Musketeers

George Eliot
  • Adam Bede
  •  Middlemarch
  • The Mill on the Floss

Henry Rider Haggard
  • King Solomon's Mines

Thomas Hardy
  • Far From The Madding Crowd
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Tess of The D'Urbervilles
  • Under the Greenwood Tree

Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Scarlet Letter

Victor Hugo
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Les Miserables

Washington Irving
  • The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

Charles Kingsley
  • Westward Ho!

D.H. Lawrence
  • Sons And Lovers

Gaston Leroux
  • The Phantom of the Opera

Jack London
  • The Call of the Wild
  •  White Fang

Herman Melville
  • Moby Dick

Edgar Allen Poe
  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Sir Walter Scot
  • Ivanhoe
  • Rob Roy
  • Waverley

Anna Sewell
  • Black Beauty

William Shakespeare
  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • As You Like It
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Hamlet
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Henry the Fifth
  • King Lear
  • King Richard the Third
  • Love's Labour's Lost
  • Macbeth
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • A Midsummer-Night's Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Tempest
  • Timon of Athens
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Winter's Tale
  • Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Treasure Island

Jonathan Swift
  • Gulliver's Travels

William Thackeray
  • Vanity Fair

Anthony Trollope
  • Barchester Towers

Mark Twain
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Jules Verne
  • Round the World in Eighty Days
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Oscar Wilde
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

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