A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the mechanics of playing this game using the touch screen are easy, testers found solving the puzzles to be challenging. This isn't a game for simple diversion -- it will challenge kids to think and plan ahead. A two-player mode lets players compete against each other.
Is It Any Good?
Because the game's puzzles are so demanding, this isn't a good game for kids younger than about 12, unless they're precocious. Two people can compete in the Versus mode if they have two DS units and either one or two software cartridges. This mode has quirky, randomly appearing attack items, including clouds and black holes.
Nintendo released this puzzle under its Touch Generations brand, an attempt to create games that anyone can play. While the mechanics of using the touch screen are easy, testers found solving the puzzles to be challenging. This level of challenge creates a double-edged sword: The game is good because it pushes players intellectually, but it's bad because it will turn off players who are looking for a simple diversion. Instead of being a fun puzzle game for the masses, this seems like a niche game for hardcore puzzle lovers.
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