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Puzzle Kingdoms

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
64
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Wii
64
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Windows
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3.4

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Combined MobyScore 4 3.4


The Press Says

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73
WiiGameZone
The bottom line is, if you have any interest whatsoever in the concept of a puzzle/RPG hybrid, you’ve probably already played one of Infinite Interactive’s previous games. This one’s pretty good, too. It’s as fun and addictive as ever, and Puzzle Kingdoms’ speed of play gives it the slight edge over Puzzle Quest in my book. Still, it’s substantially the same as the previous games, so if you’re burnt out on the formula this one probably won’t impress you.
72
Nintendo DSCheat Code Central
This game is very similar to the Puzzle Quest titles, and like them it can become boring if played for too long. For those willing to play in short bursts, though, Puzzle Kingdoms provides hours of fun.
70
WiiIGN
Puzzle Kingdoms on the Wii turned out to be a better game than the DS version -- the core mechanics are rock solid. The problems I have with the game come from the sloppy production values, most likely due to the bargain basement development budget. If you can overlook the awkwardness of the elements outside of the core challenge then you've got yourself a decent timesuck.
70
Nintendo DSGameSpot
If you're willing to ignore the production values, you'll find an addictive adventure worthy of the "from the creators of Puzzle Quest" moniker that is so proudly displayed on the Puzzle Kingdoms box art.
70
WiiCheat Code Central
Puzzle Kingdoms from Zoo and Infinite Interactive is, surprisingly, another very interesting match-three puzzle game. The developer seems to have plenty of ideas for how to exploit the design, and we look forward to seeing what they come up with next. That said, this particular game has quite a few nagging issues and bugs that mire down the experience. The variety of gameplay is also a bit meager, even for a $20 budget title. The story may be lengthy, but the process remains mostly the same the whole way through. It’s still a good game to veg out to, so long as you don’t mind a few rough patches presented on a bare canvas.
70
WiiWorth Playing
Puzzle Kingdoms will appeal to fans of the Puzzle Quest games, though it doesn't really add anything new to the franchise and isn't terribly impressive. It's a solid puzzle game, and I recommend it to fans of the genre, though new players may end up being more puzzled by the gameplay rather than the actual puzzles.
70
WiiGameSpot
If you're willing to ignore the production values, you'll find an addictive adventure worthy of the "from the creators of Puzzle Quest" moniker that is so proudly displayed on the Puzzle Kingdoms box art.
69
Nintendo DSGamingTrend
If you're not a fan of puzzle games, you won't like this one. If you have only a passing interest in puzzle games, you might find Puzzle Kingdoms more frustrating than fun. If you love puzzle games, are suffering from withdrawal and desperately need your fix, Puzzle Kingdoms should provide a good experience despite its obvious flaws.
67
Nintendo DSGame Shark
If you don't mind some trial and error, or don't mind working through the game until you figure out what to do, there is fun to be had with Puzzle Kingdoms. The game seems like more of an evolution of the genre than Puzzle Quest: Galactrix did, I just don't think most people will stick around long enough to see it.
63
Nintendo DSIGN
I had fun playing Puzzle Kingdoms on the Nintendo DS because the core mechanics are rock solid. The problems come from the sloppy production values, most likely due to the bargain basement development budget. If you can overlook the awkwardness of the elements outside of the core challenge then you've got yourself a decent timesuck. But for DS standards the game definitely needs work.
62
WindowsMana Pool
Overall, the RPG element which made Puzzle Quest so appealing is really lacking in Puzzle Kingdoms. The levelling of Warlords is very basic, only giving you the option to improve either attack or defence every few levels, which feels unsatisfying. At level 16 I still feel no connection to my main Warlord, and certainly not to my units which are simply replaced upon death with no options to equip them or level them as they become veterans. The game is absolutely worth playing for fans of the genre, but don’t expect it to be another Puzzle Quest as it definitely falls short.
57
Nintendo DSGameZone
I was slightly disappointed by Puzzle Kingdoms - not because I expected a blockbuster game - but because I expected more variety, or at least more polish on the one included puzzle. Basing an entire game around one puzzle game is not a bad idea if that puzzle is deep, challenging, and thought-provoking. Unfortunately, I didn't get any of those impressions from the main puzzle game in Puzzle Kingdoms. That said, it is an interesting endeavor, and there is enough of an RPG flair to the game that you might very well get hooked. I'd recommend this title only to those who absolutely love puzzle games and strategy-RPGs. And even then, I'd be hesitant to recommend it.
45
Nintendo DSThe Review Busters
For a game that brags about being like Puzzle Quest you will start to wonder if the asking price is trying to tell you something. I have been on a puzzle kick lately with my Nintendo DS so I thought spending $20 on a game like this would be a swell idea. It turns out Puzzle Kingdoms is no more than a budget game that will continue to drop in price until the entire stock is either in customers hands or companies will toss it in the desert with all of the other bad games we’ve seen.
30
WiiGamers' Temple, The
For a game with a solid, proven puzzle system at its core, Puzzle Kingdoms really falls short by eliminating any actual challenge for the player while skimping on graphics, sound and even packaging to the point that it is almost an embarrassment to have this one on your shelf (that is, if you care about that kind of thing… if not, enjoy your collection of Imagine games and stuff that ends with the letter 'Z' (Catz, Dogz, Babiez, Mealz, Testz, Bargain Gamez)). At least if you play Pokemon Trozei, you'll get essentially the same game with a bunch of funny Pokemon faces to laugh at. Here, you might laugh, but it won't be in a good way.