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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 Nintendo DS Once again victorious
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Your skills
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows Main Menu (English version)
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS The best part of the game

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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Screenshot
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Screenshot
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Screenshot
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Screenshot

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Gamona Nintendo DS Apr 08, 2009 87 out of 100 87
GameFocus Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Apr 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamesRadar Windows Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2009 4 out of 5 80
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Mar 11, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamervision Nintendo DS Mar 03, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Feb 24, 2009 7 out of 10 70
1UP Windows Feb 27, 2009 C+ 58
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 2009 55 out of 100 55

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