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Intelligent Qube

aka: I.Q., I.Q: Intelligent Qube, Kurushi

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NowGamer (8.8 out of 10)

It may look only functional at best, but Kurushi’s extreme playability comes from the pleasure of using logic and forethought that you never knew you had! Each wave also has a set minimum number of moves that you should be able to beat them in, and you can’t help but feel like some strategical heavyweight when you pull it off “on par” or even one under. Although lacking a simultaneous two player mode, Kurushi is instantly in the same league as the narcotically addictive Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Especially suited to the adult mind, buy this before they sell out.

Oct 1st, 1997 · PlayStation · read review

Game Informer Magazine (8.25 out of 10)

The addition of a remarkable complex modern orchestral score deepens the experience into a sort of trance-like meditation - in the fun, addictive way. Other flashier games may have overshadowed its original release in that early generation of PSone games, but IQ is the one that is still worth playing today.

Mar 2005 · PlayStation

Netjak (8.2 out of 10)

Though not the most popular puzzle game on the market, Intelligent Qube is definitely a gem. It is a rare game to obtain, and you'd be hard-pressed to find it anywhere under forty dollars. If you have a need for something different and thought-provoking, or if you want to take a detour from those falling block puzzle games, Intelligent Qube is the answer.

Feb 14th, 2006 · PlayStation · read review

Video Games (82 out of 100)

Endlich mal was anderes als die immer wiederkehrenden Tetris-Clones! Kunishi ist ein Puzzle-Action, das Euch zum einen blitzschnelles Kombinationsvermögen und zum anderen feinfühlige Bewegungskoordination abverlangt. Äußerlich erinnert es zwar an das alte Gridders fürs 3DO, doch das Spielprinzip ist bei weitem simpler konzipiert. Um so komplexer entwickelt sich das Spiel im Laufe der der Zeit.

Sep 1997 · PlayStation

IGN (8 out of 10)

Personally I'd wait for it to go into the budget line - at $20, Intelligent Qube would be a must-have. As it stands, only hardened puzzle fans who cherish quality gameplay over graphics will feel they're getting their money's worth.

Nov 17th, 1997 · PlayStation · read review

Absolute Playstation (8 out of 10)

What sound like a complicated game is in fact a very addictive experience. There is a gentle learning curve which eventually becomes a frantic race of mind and reactions. Could prove to be the most popular puzzler on the PSX.

Oct 1997 · PlayStation · read review

Quebec Gamers (8 out of 10)

Ce jeu ne plaira pas à tout le monde c'est certain. Cependant, ça ne veut pas dire que ce n'est pas un puzzle de qualité. Bien au contraire! IQ est un puzzle bien pensé et unique en son genre. Avec des graphiques simples, une trame sonore intéressante et une mécanique de jeu absorbante, Intelligent Qube saura surtout plaire au gamer mature. THINK YOU'RE SMART? Alors, tentez votre chance a IQ!

Jul 5th, 2004 · PlayStation · read review

Push Square (8 out of 10)

Intelligent Qube is a very, very unique PS1 puzzler. Words don't do its unnerving style or relentless gameplay justice, which is probably why it focuses so much on numbers. There was nothing else like it before, and there hasn't been much like it since. Play it.

Jun 22nd, 2022 · PlayStation · read review

Mega Fun (75 out of 100)

Ich hatte die Hoffnung auf solche Games beinahe schon aufgegeben, aber Kurushi schlägt erfreulicherweise genau in die berühmte „Simple-Prinzip-mit-Suchtfaktor“-Kerbe. Abgesehen von der genialen Idee ist die Grafik recht spartanisch, aber absolut zweckmäßig gehalten. Der Sound macht da schon mehr her, klingt er doch streckenweise wie der Conan-Soundtrack und paßt auf seine Weise erstaunlich gut zu dem surrealen Szenario. Auch ein Zwei-Spieler-Modus ist bei Kurushi implementiert; er ist jedoch kaum der Rede wert, da es sich um einen Wettbewerb handelt, bei dem die Levels abwechselnd ausgetragen werden. Aber im Solo-Mode ist dieser Knobelspaß absolut empfehlenswert und konnte mich regelrecht vor den Screen fesseln. Gerade die späteren Levels verlangen Eure volle Aufmerksamkeit, so daß die Motivation auch einige Zeit vorhalten sollte.

Oct 1997 · PlayStation

Edge (7 out of 10)

Although psychology textbooks would insist on another definition, as far as this PlayStation title is concerned the iQ moniker stands for Intelligent Qube. iQ is one of those occasional titles that defies rational analysis. An elementary puzzle game in the Tetris mould, it makes no attempt to shatter the perception that such games must look singularly dull. The player stands on a huge rectangular block divided into rows of cubes. In front of him a separate group of cubes tumble forward menacingly, a row at a time, and must be destroyed (by selecting an area on the block's surface and detonating a cube as it passes over it) before they reach the edge of the block.

Jun 1997 · PlayStation

PSM (3.5 out of 5)

Intelligent Qube is one of the most innovative and ultimately addictive puzzle games to come down the pipeline in quote some time. It might not topple Tetris, but who cares? IQ is unique, it's intriguing, and it should be at the top of the list for everyone looking to stimulate their brains (as well as their thumbs) with their PlayStations.

Nov 1997 · PlayStation · read review

GameSpot (6.6 out of 10)

Intelligent Qube is simple, fun, and horribly addictive, just the way a good puzzle game should be. While the graphics are nothing to write home about (being basic is one thing, but having pop-up and reflection glitches on top of that is pretty sad), and the soundtrack is made up of three repeating, though impressive, tracks, puzzle games are 99 percent gameplay, and IQ mainlines that pretty nicely. Gamers who've waited for a good original puzzle game should check it out.

Nov 13th, 1997 · PlayStation · read review

Game Revolution (C)

I keep comparing the game to Tetris because that seems to be what everyone else is comparing Intelligent Qube to. In terms of innovation, Tetris wins. In terms of fun, Tetris wins. In terms of a two player mode, many of the variants of Tetris win. The bottom line is that you can pick up a cheap copy of Tetris for the Super Nintendo, Gameboy, or even for your key chain for a whole lot cheaper than the full price CD that is Intelligent Qube.

Apr 1998 · PlayStation · read review

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