3DS Puzzle

Bye-Bye BoxBoy! Review

If you haven’t experienced the BoxBoy! series and can only pick one, Bye-Bye BoxBoy! has the most variety, providing the most value. Otherwise, picking up the whole trilogy is a great solution for anyone seeking ingenious portable puzzles in bulk. Bye-Bye, BoxBoy! We’ll miss you!

Bye-Bye BoxBoy! Review

Shift DX Review

Shift DX takes one premise and remarkably makes it last for 200+ levels. Its healthy mix of spatial reasoning and platforming obstacles effectively tests your mind and reflexes. I’m convinced that this game stimulates a part of your brain that you rarely use, and it feels great. If you are even a casual fan of puzzle platformers, Shift DX will turn your world upside-down.

Shift DX Review

Tangram Style

Tangram Style is a fine game using an age-old concept, and making it a touch-oriented game makes manipulation of the shapes much simpler than if you just had a controller. It’s a shame some of the weird recognition stuff gets in the way, but if you just want to solve some puzzles, it’s more than adequate, and if you can solve them fast enough, even the time trial modes are easily overcome. The price may be a little steep for what you’re actually getting, but at a little over one cent per puzzle, you’re certainly getting a good bit of puzzle mileage.

Tangram Style

Kersploosh!

The best way I could recommend Kersploosh! would be to have a friend or two with a 3DS agree to buy the game as well. Turn on StreetPass, so every time you see each other after playing, you’re updating your scores and challenging each other indirectly. It’s something you’ll want to do, as well, even if it's a little bit of an unrealistic thing to ask in order to make this game fun. Kersploosh! is a fun, if brief, game.

Kersploosh!

Fluidity: Spin Cycle

Originally released on the Nintendo’s Wiiware service in 2010, some light research has discovered that Spin Cycle is simply a 3DS port that uses the handheld in lieu of the Wiimote. The lack of any 3D effects combined with the awkward use of handing the 3DS makes the product feel somewhat slap dashed. However, I’d be more upset about that if a) I played the original game and b) didn’t find the gameplay experience and puzzle design so enjoyable.

Fluidity: Spin Cycle

Aero Porter

Aero Porter is a game that never should have been fun, but against all odds, delivers a strong and entertaining experience that offers a lot of replay value. It’s got a lot of fun parts and offers an experience that all the best puzzle games need to offer, but at the same time, it’s worth wondering if the game is maybe too difficult.

Aero Porter