Puchi Puchi Virus Review


May 27, 2009 by

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Puchi Puchi Virus for DS is a cute and charming game that draws you in from the first few screens. The music, graphics, and characters combined equal a very "cute" layout that entertains everyone from 5 years old to 60 years old. The puzzles are tricky as well, which offers a refreshing challenge for people that want to try their hand at a brain exhausting game. Of course, I mean that in the best way possible!


First of all, the gameplay is extremely unique. The majority of puzzle games involve "fitting" pieces together while they drop out of nowhere at ridiculous speeds. Puchi Puchi Virus uses "linking" to connect pieces to kill the virus. The best part is that you get to create triangles! Everyone loves triangles, right? Wait, there are more tricks! Each little "virus" will turn to a "stone" if you fail to connect it and remove it quickly enough. It makes the harder levels increasingly difficult, and the only way to get rid of the hardened viruses is by getting them inside of a triangle somehow. Get the missions completed quickly enough, you win! Take too long, and then you lose and have to start over. Overall, gameplay is simple and easy to understand, but a bit childish.


The graphics on this game are simple and clean, like most DS titles. The characters are cute and irresistible, and lure in even the most discriminating puzzle gamers. There is nothing stunning to say about the overall graphic design of the game, but there isn't anything bad to note either.


The sound is decent, especially if you play this game on the new DSi. The music is incredibly fun and will get ingrained in your brain. It only adds to the overall entertainment factor, and has a very upbeat and catchy tune. Great for rainy days or as a boredom buster!

Re-play Factor

The stylus control is smooth, and Puchi Puchi Virus is very humorous, and very cute. This makes it ideal for playing again and again, kind of like old school tetris. Once you start, it's difficult to stop. You will find yourself begging your friends to join in on the multi-player option, and you might even squeal a few times. On a scale from 1-10 for replay factor, I would give this game a 9. You will eventually master it and move on, but until then you will keep coming back for more.


It's a childish game, period. Your mother would probably think you were nuts for playing a game that looks like it's for 8 year olds. It doesn't have a deep plot line, but then again it doesn't really need one. The combo counting can get a bit confusing, but you get used to it eventually.


On a scale from 1 to 10 I give this game an 8. It's a great puzzle game, but it's not anything super unique or revolutionary. It's easy to play, entertaining, and a bit challenging. Overall, the game is worth your time if you like puzzles.

Rating: 8/10

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