Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS)
Logic 29 April 2015
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is a spin-off of a popular match-3 puzzle game developed by GungHo Online Entertainment. It was released in a package with Puzzle & Dragons Z on the western markets. Unlike in the original game, this time we play as Mario, and our job is to save princess Peach, who was kidnapped by the evil Bowser. Gameplay mixes elements from match-3 puzzles and RPGs. We will explore the game's world and fight with the encountered enemies. During combat, we will have to arrange three or more identical icons into vertical and horizontal lines to deal damage. We can ally ourselves with some of the defeated foes so that they can aid us in forthcoming battles. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition features eye-pleasing visuals stylized after other Super Mario Bros. games.
Pokemon Shuffle (3DS)
Logic 18 February 2015
Pokemon Shuffle is a free-to-play match-3 game with optional microtransactions. We play as a pokemon trainer who duels with wild pocket monsters. if we win, such a pokemon is added to our collection. Gameplay focuses on aligning three or more elements of the same kind into horizontal and vertical lines. We move small squares with pokemon icons around a small board. In order to attack, we have to align at least three pokemon icons of the same type (i.e. three Pikachus will create an electric attack). The more we use one pokemon, the stronger it gets. However, we have to remember we only have a limited number of moves to use in battle. If we use them all before winning, we automatically loose. Our enemies also have strenghts and weaknesses, so it is advisible to plan ahead before battle.
Cube Creator 3D (3DS)
Logic 23 April 2015
Cube Creator 3D is a Minecraft-inpsired sandbox game developed by Big John Games for Nintendo 3DS. The game allows us to create our own kingdom in a randomly generated world. Cube Creator 3D has two primary game modes. In the Creative mode we explore the stereoscopic 3D fantasy world and modify it as we please. We use various tools and resources to do so. Survival mode, like its name suggests, focuses on survival. In it, we start empty handed and we have to find resources as soon as possible and use them to craft basic tools. We will need them to build shelters and create weapons, which we will definitely need to face the monsters living in the game's world. Like in many similar games, Cube Creator 3D's visuals are based on voxels.
Picross 3D Round 2 (3DS)
Logic 01 September 2016
Another installment in a series of logic games; it was created specifically for Nintendo 3DS. The player's goal here is to paint appropriate cubes in such a way so that models hidden inside of them can be revealed. The game was based on the rules of a puzzle created by Non Ishida - a Japanese graphics designer. Although the gameplay resembles Minesweeper for PC, the environments are three-dimensional. Blocks can be rotated freely and digits that are visible on particular cubes (the blocks are made of those) inform the player about the number of neighboring cubes they should paint with a given color. If cubes get painted in the correct color, they disappear, revealing a fragment of the model hidden inside the block. Managing to color the entire block of cubes correctly results in the entire model being revealed to the player, which can represent characters created by Nintendo for example. In Picross 3D Round 2, two new colors were added, as well as more complex models hidden in particular puzzles. The game supports the Amiibo protocol, thus the player can digitalize the figurines they own.
Disney Art Academy (3DS)
Logic 07 April 2016
Another application from Nintendo 3DS’ Art Academy, a series of educational games that teach us how to draw. Unlike its Pokémon-centered predecessor, this time we are given a completely new challenge, trying to create images of over 80 characters known from animated duo of Disney and Pixar. Gameplay of Disney Art Academy remains the same as in the previous title, following a series of lessons that progressively introduce us to more and more complicated drawing techniques. It is complemented by Free Paint Mode, which allow us to create whatever images we want, as well as previously featured social services that we can use to publish our works through Miiverse and social networks.
Logic 02 April 2015
A 2D logic puzzle platform game for Nintendo 3DS. In Boxboy!, you play as a nice, square protagonist called Qbby, who can create exact copies of himself. There are many logic puzzles to complete — in every level, you have to arrange special blocks in a given order to form a certain configuration to progress. There are 17 levels and they vary in terms of challenges. Later levels feature such dangers as lasers or deadly spikes. The biggest challenge in Boxboy!, however, is the fact that there is a limit on how many squares you can create in a single level. Given that every map features special collectibles and that most solutions can only be found by trial and error, you can quickly run out of blocks. Boxboy! features minimalist black-and-white visuals utilizing simple shapes such as squares and triangles.