Excerpt: The DS has been a success story for Nintendo, with huge sales and a wide cross-section of people playing. The best games have been those adapted for short bursts of play, and those that make good use of the touch screen for controls. Soul Bubbles, from French developers Mekensleep, gets both things right and is a must-buy for DS owners.
Excerpt: Soul Bubbles is one of the best puzzle titles on the Nintendo DS. It successfully combines well paced gameplay, with fun game mechanics and an excellent audio-visual presentation to provide a complete package that should not only appeal to fans of the genre, but to anyone looking for an entertaining game on the DS. The game puts the player in the role of a young Spirit Herder, whose job is to care for lost spirits.
Excerpt: Soul Bubbles is one of those games that sounds really rather dull and repetitive when you try to explain it. You blow a bubble around maze-like levels, attempting to transport a group of souls to a collection point. As I said, not the most exciting of game descriptions. The amazing thing is that developer Mekensleep has taken such a simple premise and turned it into a hugely original and brilliant portable game.
Excerpt: So what are the odds that a small, no-hype Toys "R" Us exclusive title from a developer I've never even heard of before would be decent, let alone one of the most enjoyable games I've played all year? Evidently, pretty good. Soul Bubbles from French developer Mekensleep is a fantastic game for the Nintendo DS that is so polished in its presentation, so balanced in its difficulty, and so clever in its gameplay design that it effortlessly sails towards the top of the...
Excerpt: This was a fun little Toys R Us exclusive. This game has a lot of potential and time consuming fun. It's not hard to pick up, it's not hard to grasp at all, and the story is pretty intriguing. The controls are simple without feeling cheap. The game starts out with animated stills for cut scenes similar to a Penny Arcade art style.