Parents' Guide to

Squishy Tank

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Mildly violent match-three puzzler is short but fun.

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Squishy Tankhas a bizarre, inimitable atmosphere that players won't soon forget, but it's the game's action that's most memorable. The fast paced puzzles keep players' eyes darting around looking for matches and their styluses perpetually tapping the screen. At first it doesn't seem as though much strategy is required. In fact, on the easiest difficulty setting one could conceivably play through the entire story by closing his or her eyes and randomly tapping different areas of the screen. However, play at a proper skill level and you'll need to learn the best ways to use power-ups to your advantage and how to create chains quickly to keep extending the constantly dwindling health/timer bar.

The only downside is that things get pretty repetitive after a while. Aside from the color of the tiles, the puzzle grid never changes much, and our objectives are always just variations on theme; clear this many red tiles or that many blue tiles. It's fun in small bursts, but it doesn't have the long-term habit-forming kind of play that distinguishes the very best puzzle games.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release date: April 6, 2010
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Animated Blood. Mild Cartoon Violence.
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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