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By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Lose your marbles playing tough DS puzzler.

Game Nintendo DS 2006
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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.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: July 20, 2006
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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