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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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Pushmo is one of the best original downloadable games yet for Nintendo’s fledgling stereoscopic handheld. Its puzzles are satisfyingly easy to understand yet often quite challenging. No small amount of lateral thinking is required in order to solve all of the included conundrums, which only become trickier as new elements such as warp holes and switches come into play. Add in a dash of simple platformer-style jumping action as you move from one block to another and you have a truly and unexpectedly compelling little experience.

Gamers can expect to spend at least a few weeks working through all 200 brainteasers if they move at a casual pace; a great value for a game that costs just seven bucks.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Subjects: Hobbies: building, Math: measurement
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, logic, solving puzzles, Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology, Creativity: imagination, making new creations, producing new content
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: December 16, 2011
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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