Excerpt: The Nintendo DS is a platform made for puzzle games. The phenomenal success of the Brain Training games, the plethora of Sudoku titles and the mind-bendingly fast Meteos games all stand tribute to DS’s intuitive controls and portable in-your-pocket convenience. One of the finest games available in the DS’s bloated library is Picross, a puzzle game of such fine quality that I can barely go two days without my fix.
The trial and error formula works great with this game
Cheat Code Central
15 November 2007
Conclusion: This game could have been much more fun if it wasn't so focused on imitating the others by measuring your brain aptitude. Instead, Hudson should have tried to make it more amusing, with more game modes, more bonuses and extras, and even a couple different puzzle concepts within the same game. Oh well, next time, Hudson!
Summary: This game is could be far better or far worse. What we have here is an excellent game to waste time on and feel no regret. I would try to rent it if you can. That will allow you to get a feel for it and decide if its something you should pick up yourself.
Excerpt: When you’re done in Honeycomb Beat’s Puzzle Mode, you’re done. This is fine, except the only rewards are unlockable backgrounds. No hotties in bikinis, colorful fireworks, or even an exciting song to dance around to. At this point, I would even settle for a measly “Congratulations” screen.
Excerpt: Ca fait maintenant trop longtemps qu'on attend qu'un vrai puzzle-game nous fasse oublier Meteos, Tetris DS ou l'excellent Picross. La console au double écran est pourtant bien fournie dans cette catégorie, mais encore faut-il avoir la fibre d'un Pajitnov pour imaginer un concept à la fois simple et révolutionnaire. Honeycomb Beat part, lui, avec de bonnes intentions, mais son principe déroutant risque de rendre la plupart des joueurs perplexes.