A great game wrapped in a horrible candy shell.
Robio_basic wrote this review on .
Puyo Pop Fever is Nintendo DS installment of the classic Puyo Pop game that has appeared in various forms on the SNES, Genesis, GBA, and Gamecube. It is a puzzle game, similiar in style to Tetris, but done in a competitive manner. Each game is played against a computer opponent. Your goal is to match up bubbles called Puyos next to one another. Once you combine 4 or more together they will pop. Each combination you make pop will also cause a small avalanche of Puyos to fall on your opponents screen. Hopefully you will create chain reaction of Puyo Pops and create a huge avalanche on your opponents screen.
Puyo Pop Fever also adds a "Fever Mode" that will appears mid-game. This is a mini-hyper version of the game designed to allow you to quickly create chain reactions and ruin your opponent's day. This helps add a new flavor to a series that has been around for a while, and only enhances the game.
While the gameplay is great, the story and setting surround it unfortunately detracts from it. It takes place in a Magic School with characters that seemed to be designed for a 12 year old girl. The character, Emite, shouts out "WICKED" and "NICE JOB" when chain reactions are made, and it quickly becomes very irritating. Fortunately you can skip the storyline and turn the volume down to keep these irritating attribues to a minimum.
So rest assured, the game is a worthwhile addition to your DS library. Still it could have been a lot better if it were designed for a more general audience.