Excerpt: If you have played any of the Meteos games, Zookeeper, Pokemon Trozei, Bejeweled, or Meteos Disney Magic then you have a general idea to the gameplay found in Planet Puzzle League. There is one major difference though - those games include a lot more character. The Meteos games also include some nice twists to this kind of puzzle action.
Excerpt: It’s 4:30 AM and for the third night in a row I’m suffering from the Tetris Effect. So named during the late 1980’s, when thousands of people would dream of falling blocks after playing hour upon hour of Tetris, this phenomenon shows itself when you do so much of a single activity that it invades your subconscious, dominating your dreams and idle thoughts.
Summary: Despite the lack of a true Story/1P mode, the other new modes and getting playing against other people are enough to bring you back for more. It's still one of the very best freaking puzzle games ever made, and at a $30 to $35 price tag, you can't go wrong with buying it.
Conclusion: This is the best version of the best multiplayer, and one of the best single player, puzzle games released to this date. Veterans of the genre, new to Panel de Pon or not, will rank Planet Puzzle League among the best puzzle games on DS, alongside Meteos and Tetris DS . It’s pure gameplay - you’ll be playing it until you try to line up windows on a building and see it on the inside of your eyelids when you’re trying to go to sleep at night.
Excerpt: It was the spring of 1996. I had absolutely no interest in puzzle games of any type. I was at Blockbuster, renting a game for the weekend like always. They had a promotion for a new SNES game called Tetris Attack, rent it and get another game rental free. Since this essentially made the Tetris Attack rental free, I decided I might as well get it. I went home and played it, and magic happened. Within minutes I was completely addicted and my gaming horizons were expanded.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, Panel de Pon (and its American counterpart Tetris Attack ) ruled supreme over the puzzle gaming genre. At first glance, the game didn’t seem like much; what’s so great about switching a bunch of rainbow-colored blocks around the screen while a gang of fairy kids cheered you on?