Parents' Guide to

Puzzler World

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Varied puzzle collection, but some references to alcohol.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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Is It Any Good?

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PUZZLER WORLD is, on the whole, a successful collection of brainy games. The controls are simple and easy to use, and its especially nice to have handwriting recognition software built in. If the game, say, keeps misinterpreting your G's as C's, you can teach the software how you make a C and it will know the difference in the future. For crossword fans, though, nothing is worse than bad clues, and there are a few duds in here. One clue, "VHS," is supposed to lead to the answer, "DVD." It's simply wrong. DVD and VHS don't mean the same thing. It makes you wonder if the clue was meant to be, "VHS alternative," or something like that. It also makes you wonder how many other mistakes there could be among the thousands of clues in the game.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release date: December 8, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Alcohol Reference, Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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