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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

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Windows
73
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Xbox 360
77
2.2
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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 Nintendo DS Prepare for Battle!
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows One of the many systems
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows Main Menu (Russian version)

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Nintendo DS 2009 4.4 out of 5 88
Gamona Nintendo DS Apr 08, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online Nintendo DS Mar 02, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2009 4 out of 5 80
Armchair Empire, The Nintendo DS Jun 18, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Windows Feb 24, 2009 C+ 58
Kombo.com Nintendo DS Mar 31, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Mar 05, 2009 4 out of 10 40

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