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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

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Description

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is, just like its predecessor, a mix of many different genres. At its core there is a Bejeweled-style match-3 puzzle game. In Galactrix, the gems the player has to match have been changed to hexagon shapes, making diagonal matches possible. Also, new gems are filled in from whatever side the player last removed a gem, making the gameplay even more complex.

The game's back story is this time set in the future, and the player has a large galaxy map to explore. In each star system, there are a number of planets, asteroids, leap gates and space stations. The player has to accept missions which further the background story, but they can also choose to do side quests like mining for raw materials that can be sold for varying prices in each solar system.

During the course of the game, the player can pick up several side characters which bring along with them mini games, like constructing devices for the player's ships or hacking leap gates to access new areas on the map. The core gameplay revolves around battling other space ships though. Successful battles will result in more intel (the equivalent of experience points), which in turn helps leveling up the player's hero, increasing their stats.

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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows Crafting an item.
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows Main Menu (Russian version)
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows Battle loot
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Nice conversation with the space pirate

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Game Shark Nintendo DS Mar 20, 2009 A- 91
GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Feb 24, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Apr 27, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Captain Windows Apr 28, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Apr, 2009 8.25 out of 10 82
GameDaily Nintendo DS Feb 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamer.nl Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2009 6 out of 10 60
1UP Windows Feb 27, 2009 C+ 58
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Mar 05, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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