Excerpt: Saying that there's an overabundance of puzzle games on the DS would be an understatement, but as is the usual case with Nintendo platforms, many of them are ports or remakes, barely scratching the surface of what the handheld has to offer. Built from the ground up for the DS's touch screen, Puchi Puchi Virus is an incredibly zany and entertaining puzzler.
Excerpt: When playing puzzle games, the norm for the better part of two decades has been falling block puzzlers. These games are really fun, but no matter how you slice it if you have ever played Tetris or any of its cousins, you have pretty much played them all. Recently Bejeweled became the new standard in puzzle gaming, but companies have already “beaten that dead horse” in my opinion by making 300 clones of said game.
Excerpt: Puchi Puchi Virus for DS is a cute and charming game that draws you in from the first few screens. The music, graphics, and characters combined equal a very "cute" layout that entertains everyone from 5 years old to 60 years old. The puzzles are tricky as well, which offers a refreshing challenge for people that want to try their hand at a brain exhausting game. Of course, I mean that in the best way possible! GAMEPLAY First of all, the gameplay is extremely unique.
Conclusion: While the list of budget Nintendo DS games begins to grow it is hard to find a good one. Sometimes you can take a risk and find a gem, but how many others have you bought before that gem? Just save yourself the time and effort and pick up Puchi Puchi Virus. The puzzle mechanics are great and the games story is quite amusing. This game should be a must own for all puzzle fans.
Summary: The DS is quickly becoming the big scene for puzzle games. The touch screen lends itself to a variety of applications, and its pickup-and-go style of play is ideal for casual games. Puchi Puchi Virus is just that type of game.
Conclusion: The concept behind Puchi Puchi Virus is very solid. The fundamentals are easy to pick up on and the game is an overall enjoying experience. There is a small issue with the random tapping loophole, which makes the game seem like there were a few gameplay issues not addressed during the developing phase.