Summary: Nearly five years ago, when everybody was trashing the PSP for having no games worth playing, CRUSH was frequently brought up as a neat little gem that introduced a new mechanic that worked well enough. It certainly wasn't a system seller (unless you ask Aaron Linde circa 2007 ), but few who tried it had many negative things to say.
Revived version of classic amusement park sim is still fun.
Common Sense Media
31 January 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Rollercoaster Tycoon for the 3DS is a revival of a classic game franchise that was popular for years on the PC . It allows players to design and build their own amusement park. Players manage every aspect of the park, from the price of soda and snacks to the landscape of the park.
Excerpt: Crush3D works because the foundation, Zoë Mode’s 2007 original, was so devilishly clever. In 2012, things aren’t quite so plain sailing for the puzzler: the 3DS version might use the same core principles and puzzles but it eshews the bubbling dark undertones, replacing them with science gone wrong. It’s the same game, but altogether less biting, the aesthetics duller, the concept slightly tired.
Pros: Interesting concept, Streetpass features lets you leave gifts for others
Cons: The five year old PSP version offered better graphics, Later levels are still too stressful