Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Impressions | Broken Joysticks

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Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Impressions

So there’s one kind of game that I actually really enjoy, which is apparent if you read my previous review of Spirit Stones, it’s the sliding tile games. And not just any old sliding tile games, but the ones where you get stuff.

Sure, Candy Crush is fun (from what I’m told) but I don’t see the point. However games where I get to defeat enemies and collect cards or monsters? I’m in! Puzzle & Dragons is this game, and the Super Mario Bros. Edition adds a bit of the Nintendo flavour to it.

I’ll be honest. I didn’t know the original game existed before Nintendo announced this one and I have since played a little bit of that game. I like the idea that instead of merely swapping two adjacent tiles around you get to slide a tile anywhere on the board. And by doing so you also end up shifting around other ties.

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This concept creates for a very interesting dynamic where you have to plot your path through the level to maximize your lineups and boost your chances of defeating the enemies.

I’m not totally sold on the Mario aspect of the game as I’m not sure how much fun it will be to collect these characters, but we’ll see how it plays out. The game definitely looks good and sounds nice. Plus the various Mario power ups make perfect orb elements.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will be released on May 22nd.

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I'm a fan of all video games with a leaning towards Nintendo. I've owned just about every Nintendo console ever released (with notable exceptions being the original GameBoy and Virtual Boy). If it's something to do with Nintendo I want to know about it and if it's noteworthy I'll certainly share it with you! Nintendo 3DS Friend Code: 3496-9927-9448 Nintendo Network ID: jncorp

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