Downstream Panic! (PSP)

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Cheat Code Central
Unlike a lot of puzzle games, Downstream Panic has a decidedly organic feel to it. It feels as though you're playing in a virtual eco system. Rent it for sure.
Downstream Panic! is a stellar, uncommon game with some of the best and most clever challenges ever conceived. If you like puzzle games of any kind, you will be engrossed by all that this title has to offer.
PSX Extreme
Downstream Panic is perhaps the first sleeper hit of the year for the PlayStation Portable. Fans of the puzzle genre should really check the game out, as for a mere $30 it offers a plethora of entertainment and fun. Its addictive gameplay will make sure that you play through all 80 missions, and come back for more. Furthermore, it features a solid amount of depth, and its presentation is quite easy on the eyes. Pick this one up.
Downstream Panic! is one hell of an impressive puzzle game. It has a ton of character, and you won't find anything else that makes use of water like this on the system. It can be incredibly challenging at times, though the clever level design rarely makes you feel like something is unsolvable. There are a few issues with having to rely on pixel-perfect use of your tools at times and you'll occasionally need luck on your side, but these fallacies certainly don't outweigh the game's strong points. Be sure to check this one out.
Worth Playing
Downstream Panic! is obviously aimed at the increasingly large market of casual gamers, which developers seem all too eager to placate nowadays. However, Downstream Panic! is a solid effort, and for all my gripes about it being shallow, it does its job in keeping you occupied. It's fun, bright and charming, and it's worth checking out if you're planning on traveling somewhere, but I wouldn't blame you if this was the one that got away.
Gaming Nexus
It may look and feel like Lemmings, but Atari's newest puzzler has a number of tricks up its sleeve. Downstream Panic proves to be one of the most charming and exciting puzzle games of the year, an adorable little game that combines old school gameplay with modern graphics. This is one puzzler that is well worth seeking out!
GamePro (US)
Downstream Panic! certainly isn't the best puzzle game out for the PSP, but that shouldn't stop you from trying out this fun addition to the system's library.
Video Game Talk
As an overall game, "Downstream" is a fun and addictive experience. It is challenging with a lot to offer and pretty good replay value. With eighty stages out of the box, that's a lot of gaming. The developer advertises at least ten hours. There will also be additional levels available as downloadable content. The bottom line is that if you have enjoyed the classic Lemmings or Nintendo's Pikmin, then "Downstream" is a must.
Reprenant le principe des Lemmings, Aqua Panic est un jeu de réflexion plutôt sympathique. Ne vous laissez cependant pas berner par l'aspect guilleret du titre, il vous faudra vraiment vous creuser les méninges pour résoudre des énigmes relativement ardues.