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Review – Nintendo DS Puzzler World 2013 Game

Being asked to review this game was no hardship for my boys.   The game arrived swiftly in January and my boys have rattled through the puzzles with great gusto.

They have absolutely loved the ability to have lots of things to do on it, and it’s kept them entertained for a fair while on car journeys.  I didn’t want to jump in and review too quickly as quite often the telling of a game is how quickly it is discarded in favour of other things.

Nintendo DS Puzzler 2013

All the games start off quite easily and they get more and more difficult as the game goes on.  There are hints that you can use by token to help if you are so stuck that you can’t get any further with it.  Once you complete the easier levels, you unlock more difficult ones, so you just keep getting challenged more and more.

Puzzler World 2013 is a huge collection of puzzles in one little cartridge.

– There are over 1200 puzzles and bonus games.
– There are a whopping 27 different puzzle types.
– Play is through Challenge Mode to unlock brain-bending Master Mode puzzles.

There are Crosswords, Wordsearches, Sudoku, Fitword, Codewords, Link-a-Pix, Pathfinder and new puzzles such as Loko, Number Jig and Maze-a-Pix.

The bonus games happen after each Challenge Mode and include Missing Piece, Symbols, Chain Letters and Hangman.
Puzzler World is a game for the family to enjoy, and offers a huge variety of puzzles which could well keep you entertained for months!  The games become more challenging as you progress so it’s easy for younger players to get stare, while the advanced Master mode provides renewed interest for more seasoned puzzlers.

What did we think?

I think the game is actually really good for grown ups who like puzzles.  I found myself pottering with it one morning and the time just sped past as I was determined to win a game of Sudoku.  I think very young children might struggle with it alone, so it would be a good game for kids and parents to play together.

I really like that if I only have a few minutes, the game can be picked up and played without having to worry about long drawn out puzzle sessions.  It has also saved a fortune on the word search books that my eldest insisted on buying every week to keep him busy.

I’m not sure how long the novelty will last, but it has been a good game for my boys.

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