Parents' Guide to

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

By Alex Porter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Clever role-playing/puzzle hybrid set in outer space.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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It's difficult to do justice in words to just how absorbing this game is. The puzzles are very satisfying, and build in sophistication as the story progresses. Because the hexagonal shapes can be aligned from several angles, they also replenish from multiple directions, a point that factors into strategy. What's more, the type of hexagons matched represent uniquely different point values, so playing involves scanning quickly for patterns.

To add to the experience, leveling up your skills, upgrading your ships, and bartering for deals is all lots of fun. Finally, the story, told in dialogue with talk balloons and still graphics, has far more depth than you'd expect. In fact, a simple image and a bit of text sometimes offers a more compelling narrative than sophisticated computer graphics because the player must imagine the details.These characters and situations evoke Star Wars memories in terms of variety and moral spectrum.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: D3Publisher of America
  • Release date: February 24, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Violent references, Alcohol references
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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