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GOMIBAKO Heaps Up Inventive Gaming Ideas

By Jerisaka . November 1, 2008 . 12:16pm

The lines and crowds of the Tokyo Game Show can make it a difficult environment for settling into titles whose selling points are their epic storylines or in depth gameplay. It tends to be that the most immediately appealing of games often leave the best impression, a phenomenon that this year has worked in the […]

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Indie puzzle game Super Fruit Fall heads to the DS

By Spencer . September 13, 2007 . 7:39am

From a flash game to a Nintendo Wii title, Super Fruit Fall is slowly making a name for itself. While the Wii game got some attention in Europe it was never picked up for a release. However, a console release of Super Fruit Fall may see the light of day in North America on the […]

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Hexic and Tetris coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

By Spencer . July 2, 2007 . 10:03pm

The ESRB updated their database with a handful of unannounced Xbox 360 releases and it looks like some of them may be unannounced Live Arcade titles. We mentioned that the PSP game Exit was Xbox Live Arcade bound last month for Japan and the ESRB suggests Taito is bringing Mr. ESC to Xbox 360 owners […]

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Introducing Suujin Taisen

By Spencer . June 5, 2007 . 5:09am

Later this week Nintendo is releasing Suujin Taisen, another puzzle game for the Nintendo DS. It might not be as exciting as Planet Puzzle League since Japan’s puzzle game is more strategic, but because it worth mentioning if you prefer the cerebral over the colorful. Suujin Taisen gives players numeric pipe pieces they need to […]

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Exit reborn as an Xbox Live Arcade game

By Spencer . May 30, 2007 . 3:23am

Exit is part puzzle game and part platformer where players assist Mr. ESC and rescue trapped civilians from danger. While the PSP game never hit it big, Taito is giving the two game series a second chance with an Xbox Live Arcade release. New stages are being added in the 360 version and to sweeten […]

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Playing Panel de Pon DS

By Spencer . May 2, 2007 . 6:31pm

For some reason Nintendo chose to release Panel de Pon DS (aka Planet Puzzle League) on the same day as Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings and guess what got all of the attention. Nintendo’s DS puzzle game deserves a shout out because it’s a fantastic remake. Instead of having Yoshi, Pokemon or the fairies Panel […]

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Puyo Puyo tweaked for the Wii

By Spencer . April 24, 2007 . 11:20am

  While Wii owners in Japan can enjoy playing Puyo Puyo via the Virtual Console, Sega has a new Puyo Puyo game in development. The Wii version of Puyo Puyo sticks to the blob connecting formula, but the two new modes make it more like a party game. Four players can play Puyo Puyo against […]

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Stylish pictures of Planet Puzzle League

By Spencer . April 5, 2007 . 7:10pm

  Instead of having cute characters like Puyo Pop more puzzle games are taking the trendy Lumines approach. Enter Planet Puzzle League (aka Panel de Pon / Tetris Attack) that has rotating skins in the single player versus CPU mode instead of a story with the fairies of flower lip or Yoshi in North America’s […]

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Nintendo brings Picross DS to Europe

By Spencer . March 29, 2007 . 1:03pm

While there have been no announcements about Picross DS coming to North America it is scheduled to come out in Europe on May 11 as a Touch Generations title. In Picross DS players uncover hidden pictures with minesweeper like clues. You play the game with the stlyus and tap areas on the grid where you […]

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Bust-A-Move Bash screenshots

By Spencer . March 27, 2007 . 5:12pm

Next month Majesco is going to release Bust-A-Move Bash, a Nintendo Wii follow up in the Bust-A-Move series. You can play classic Puzzle Bobble with the classic controller or try one of the motion controlled Wii modes like bubble assault, which is sort of like a shooting gallery. Bust-A-Move also has eight player simultaneous play, […]

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Exit 2 getting localized

By Spencer . March 20, 2007 . 7:49am

Ubisoft took a risk when they localized the quirky puzzle game Exit. It didn’t really pay off for them since Exit was largely ignored, despite its originality. While Mr. ESC’s adventure seemed to end Taito announced that a sequel, Kangaeru Exit was in the works and the emphasis would be on thinking rather than action. […]

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“Crush” looking to expand the puzzle/platform genre on PSP

By Dan . March 7, 2007 . 5:18am

It’s not easy out there for a puzzle game. Most of them follow a similar formula, put a bunch of similar "X" together to clear them, continue until you fail. Of course there have always been exceptions, but the tried and true puzzle games almost always follow a version of the formula above. So it’s […]

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Puzzle games on this week’s Virtual Console line up in Japan

By Spencer . March 6, 2007 . 5:15am

Four new games came out on the Virtual Console in Japan this week: Yoshi, Lode Runner, Tant-R and the lone PC Engine RPG Double Dungeons. Yoshi is an interesting twist on the Tetris formula where you rotate stacks of Mario themed blocks to clear pieces. Lode Runner is more of an action oriented puzzle game […]

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Nintendo working on Puzzle League for the DS

By Spencer . February 21, 2007 . 9:33am

  Panel de Pon (also known in the USA as Puzzle League) is getting remade for the Nintendo DS. How can Nintendo remake a simple game where you match three or more like pieces without breaking the mechanics? Add style to it! Panel de Pon DS has a trendy Lumines inspired look instead of the […]

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Tales of Fandom Vol. 2 is a reality

By Rolando . February 21, 2007 . 5:06am

Namco-Bandai has revealed today on its Official Tales Channel site that the newest entry in their Tales franchise is Tales of Fandom Vol. 2. Of course you might be asking yourself exactly what is Tales of Fandom exactly is; basically, Tales of Fandom Vol. 1 was a fan disc created by Namco at the time […]