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Puyo Pop Fever (Nintendo DS)

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Written by  :  NeoJ (428)
Written on  :  Nov 03, 2009
Platform  :  Nintendo DS
Rating  :  2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars

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Summary

Let's Puyo

The Good

Puzzle games are perfect for portable systems, and Puyo Pop Fever is the best example of that. The Puyo Puyo series is one of the best puzzle series ever, because of its own concept and the easy way to play it. Since Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for the Genesis was released in 1993 and the original multi platform game, many games of the series have been released, but Puyo Puyo Fever sets the difference.

Puyo Pop Fever features a new revolutionary concept, including the Fever mode. During a battle, you can counterattack your enemy, if you do that you'll gain "points" that will increase your fever meter. Once it's full, you'll start the fever mode in which you can make many chains and combinations of Puyos to obtain an enormous attack. This system will guarantee incredible battles with your opponent.

Beside that, the DS Puyo Pop Fever (it was a multi platform game) allows the player to play against seven more players, with team too. The game has some other classic modes like the single player (with its own story), the free battle, time attack, survive and many more.

Graphics are as always, no complications about that as well as for the sound. The music is always the same song and you'll whistle it during your battles easily.

The Bad

The only important problem that this game could have is that you don't like puzzle games. In spite of this, it's possible that you like this game because it has something different from the others. Anyway, playing against the computer in Expert mode is something difficult that could make you hate the game for all your entire life. You'll see how your adversary make perfect chains (and eternal) and you'll need to defend yourself with counterattacks all the time. Sometimes it's a bit frenetic.

The main song is good and addictive, but it's just one song for all your battles. There should be much more songs.

The game is the same since many years, only the Fever mode is the new main feature and, for some people, it's not enough.

The Bottom Line

If you love puzzle games Puyo Pop is your game, specially for the DS where you can play against many players. The game has a story mode, but it's as boring as the story modes usually are for this kind of games. If you've played other Puyo games, try it, take a look at the new fever mode and nothing more. If it's your first time, prepare to play one of the best puzzle games.