There’s little doubt that Nintendo DS as revived a couple of gaming genres, including puzzle games. Polarium, Meteos and even the Brain Training series are all part of the puzzle genre. Coincidentally, all of these games are also hot sellers on the DS. Not to be out done Sony decided to dust off a couple of PSP classics for re-release this March. You’ll be able to get a copy of XI Coliseum (Devil Dice in the USA) a remake of the brain bending dice rotating puzzle game, Bomberman: Bakafuu Sentai Bomberman with wireless action and I.Q. Mania a remix of Intelligent Qube with even more puzzles than the original. All of these games all you to play with ad-hoc (i.e. people next to each other PSPs in hand) wireless, but you don’t need to have the same game to play over Wifi. So if you have a copy of Bomberman and someone else has I.Q. Mania both of you can play Bomberman. Each game also comes packaged with a couple of mini games like Mahjong and Bowling. Could these games attract the same “non gamer” audience that the DS is going for?
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