Excerpt: I do not recall exactly when and where I heard about Rooms the main building. All I knew for sure was this is an interesting looking puzzle game from Hudson Entertainment, and we had never heard of it before. That can be a bad thing at times. When publishers and developers slip something past, and ignore respected and established media outlets like Family Friendly Gaming, it is usually because there is something seriously wrong with the game.
Summary: Rooms: The Main Building is an enjoyable puzzle game for the Nintendo DS. Above all else, it is fun to play and features plenty of content on top of a great creation tool. Puzzle veterans might find it a bit too easy, and the lack of Wi-Fi is a bit disappointing, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from having a blast with the game. If the price tag is too much for you, look for the downloadable PC version. Otherwise, I can easily recommend this game.
Excerpt: For many, sliding puzzles are synonymous with cereal boxes and cheap Christmas crackers. Usually they'll sport a picture of a topical film hero or cartoon character, and they're nearly always encased by crude and colourful plastic. In video game form, sliding puzzles are rarely used as anything more than throw-away mini-games.
Summary: In Rooms: The Main Building, an invitation arrives at the character's doorstep and unknowingly diverts them to an alternate world where players use extraordinary items and devices to navigate through a variety of rooms and buildings. To enter the next room, players must carefully shift rooms around in a manner similar to slide puzzles.
Excerpt: It's almost as if Natsume knows this is a hard-sell. Nervous glances and strangled coughs can easily be imagined in Rooms: The Main Building's pitch meeting. The idea of chucking players into a succession of locked rooms where their only means of escape comes via sliding tiles around the screen can hardly have leapt off the flip chart.
Summary: Was dem einen die Actionspiele sind, sind dem anderen die Denk- und Puzzlespiele. In der letzten Kategorie gibt es neben den Gehirntrainern, Kreuzworträtseln oder Sudoku -Ablegern, auch die Variante der Schieberätsel. In selbige Rubrik gehört „Rooms: The Main Building“, welches von Hudson Soft entwickelt und von Nintendo hierzulande veröffentlicht wird. Wie und ob die Schieberätsel auf dem DS überzeugen können, haben wir in unserem eigenen Raum herausgefunden.