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Polarium (Nintendo DS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - DS (UK):
    Intuitive and simple - let this puzzle concept captivate you! Clear lines as you flip (black) and (white) tiles with a single stroke. Survive the onslaught of falling tiles, solve one-stroke puzzles or duel with a friend over wireless communications! See how challenging the binary world of Polarium can be!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 01, 2007.

http://games.nintendo.com.au/title.php?id=809:
    Prepare for brain-busting puzzles and fast-twitch action as you draw lines to flip black and white tiles and make patterns and puzzles disappear!

    Ready...set...SWITCH! As patterns relentlessly fall from the top screen, draw lines to reverse their polarity and make them disappear. The more you clear, the faster they come...

    Use your head! A hundred single-screen puzzles await! Each can be solved by drawing a single line, so take your time and think them through. Not only that, but you can design your own puzzles and send them to a friend via wireless link!

    Cross out your pals! Play wireless multiplayer matches against a friend; as you clear lines, they'll appear on your opponent's screen, which is visible to you on the upper screen of your DS. Clear lines with question marks on them to get power-ups that make your lines clear faster, block out your foe's border, reverse his or her tiles and more!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53418) on Jun 05, 2006.

Back of Case (US):
    Get in Line! Prepare for brain-busting puzzles and fast-twitch action as you draw lines to flip black and white tiles and make patterns and puzzles disappear!

    Challenge As patterns relentlessly fall from the top screen, draw lines to reverse their polarity and make them disappear. The more you clear, the faster they come...

    Puzzles Solve 100 puzzles by drawing a single line, or design your own and trade them via wireless link!

    Versus Link up wirelessly! Clear lines and use power-ups to fill your foe's screen with chaos.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 11, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:
    Black and white go with anything.

    Polarium mixes way-cool gameplay with an electronica soundtrack for the trippiest experience yet on the DS. It's the first game that would look cool at a rave.

    Features

    • Sleek, black-and-white design
    • Use a stylus to flip tiles to create rows that match
    • Custom and regular Puzzle mode
    • Wireless multiplayer mode


    If you mark a tile with your stylus, it will flip from black to white or vice versa. If you mark an entire row, column or block of tiles, they'll flip individually.

    The object is to make room for tiles falling from the top screen by clearing rows of tiles below. You do this by flipping the tiles to make rows that are all black or all white.

    Gray neutral tiles surround the playing area, so you can flip disconnected groups of tiles. The gray tiles are particularly helpful in Puzzle mode, where you're challenged to eliminate all black or white tiles without lifting your stylus once. Polarium comes with 100 puzzles. You can also build your own custom puzzles and send them to a fellow night-clubber with a tap of the stylus.

    Play wireless multiplayer matches against a friend; as you clear lines, they'll appear on your opponent's screen, which is visible to you on the upper screen of your DS. Clear lines with "?"s on them to get power-ups that make your lines clear faster, block out your foe's border, reverse his or her tiles, and more.

    A hypnotic electronic score gives the game the sleek appeal of a high-end fashion show. Polarium is definitely the game to play while you're waiting to get into that Ibiza nightclub.

    Bottom Line

    This fascinating game has the cachet to lure anyone looking for a good time as well as diehard gamers. Keep your eye on Polarium.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Apr 17, 2005.