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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
77
2.2
Nintendo DS
74
2.8
PlayStation 3
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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 Inside the solar system
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Fighting the enemy
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Nice conversation with the space pirate
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows Main Menu (Russian version)

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The Press Says

GameZone Nintendo DS Mar 05, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN Windows Mar 02, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Nintendo DS Feb 19, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Xbox 360 Apr 08, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Extreme Gamer Nintendo DS Mar 02, 2009 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Mar 11, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2009 4 out of 5 80
4Players.de Nintendo DS Apr 08, 2009 76 out of 100 76
Atomic Gamer Windows Mar 02, 2009 68 out of 100 68
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Feb 24, 2009 C+ 58

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