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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 Nintendo DS The best part of the game
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Windows Main Menu (English version)
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Ship's stats
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Your skills

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The Press Says

Gamona Windows Apr 08, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2009 4 out of 5 80
Games Radar Windows Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Games Radar Nintendo DS Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Wired Windows Feb 23, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Extreme Gamer Nintendo DS Mar 02, 2009 8 out of 10 80
The A.V. Club Nintendo DS Mar 09, 2009 B 75
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Feb 24, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Apr 20, 2009 13 out of 20 65
Pelaajalehti Nintendo DS Apr 28, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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