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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 Main Menu (English version)
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Once again victorious
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Prepare for Battle!
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Nintendo DS Ship's stats

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The Press Says

IGN Nintendo DS Feb 19, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb 27, 2009 83 out of 100 83
GameFocus Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Games Radar Nintendo DS Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
AusGamers Windows Apr 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Nintendo DS Apr 08, 2009 76 out of 100 76
Game Captain Nintendo DS Apr 09, 2009 76 out of 100 76
Game Positive Nintendo DS Mar 11, 2009 3 out of 5 60
GameSpot Windows Feb 26, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55

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