Celebrate the new Autoblog: Enter to WIN THE ALL-NEW 2007 DODGE NITRO!!! | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines
Add to: My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines
Joystiq presents

NMS: Planet Puzzle League hands-On

If this is a league of planetary bodies comprised of many puzzles, we want in. If this is a planet full of puzzle leagues, we want in. Okay, we just want in. Our fondness for puzzle games is well-documented in these parts, so it should be no surprise to you that we want this game. We want it now. But, alas, we must wait, as Joystiq reports the game isn't due out until next month. But, in the mean time, we can read about their exploits with the puzzle game at the Nintendo Media Summit.

Played entirely through the touch-screen, the player is charged with holding the DS in the book style (like when playing Brain Age). But, we're happy to report, that even though the folks at Joystiq find the gameplay to be kind of de rigeur as far as puzzlers go, the inclusion of full voice chat between two players over Wi-Fi Connect, along with up to four players over ad-hoc gameplay, should instill some more value into the title.

Recent Posts

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. What is this? I keep hearing the title but don't know anything about it. Joystiq's description makes it sound like a very generic puzzler. Sounds like Meteos sans a sci-fi theme. (Or any theme, for that matter.)

Posted at 10:42PM on May 25th 2007 by Xian!

2. It's Tetris Attack/Pokemon Puzzle League/Panel de Pon.

Posted at 5:18PM on May 26th 2007 by JC Fletcher

3. I've got the game. The stylus controls are excellent, you can jump all over the screen setting up your chain. Only problem I have is that they REALLY adjusted the block physics. Things fall slower, and the blocks take longer to disappear after clearing them. Even Hard mode's physics are easier than Tetris Attack's. D= Still an excellent game though. And there's an unlockable homage to the original Panel de Pon (dunno if they'll change/remove it in the US release.)

Posted at 11:19AM on May 28th 2007 by MoeWong

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br> tags.

New Users

Current Users

DS Fanboy game night -- join us for epic WiFi battles!Virtually overlooked -- a column on Nintendo Wii Virtual Console titles that *should* beWii Warm Up -- every day a new conversation topic about the Nintendo Wii
DS Daily (68)
DS Fanboy poll (16)
Friday video (9)
Game Night (52)
Metareview (20)
What are you playing? (30)
Downloads (42)
Fan stuff (880)
Features (130)
GBA (60)
Hacks (50)
Homebrew (89)
How-tos (54)
Imports (96)
Interviews (69)
Meta (10)
News (1427)
Nintendo Wi-Fi (134)
Reviews (105)
Screens (114)
Video (149)
Rumors (28)



Powered by Blogsmith

Featured Galleries

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 3: Trials and Tribulations
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
Planet Puzzle League
Brain Age 2
Jam Sessions
Fashion Designer DS
Summon Night: Twin Age
My Word Coach


Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Consumer
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
    • ParentDish
    • Cinematical
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • Joystiq
    • Luxist
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
    • TUAW (Apple)
    • TV Squad
  • Technology
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Travel/Destinations
    • Gadling
    • Blogging New Orleans
  • Wireless
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget: GPS
    • Engadget: Wireless
  • Video Games
    • DS Fanboy
    • Engadget: Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Media & Entertainment
    • Cinematical
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
    • Apple (AAPL)
    • eBay (EBAY)
    • Genl Electric (GE)
    • Google (GOOG)
    • Microsoft (MSFT)
    • Time Warner (TWX)
    • Wal Mart (WMT)
    • Yahoo! (YHOO)
  • Life Sciences
    • The Cancer Blog
    • The Cardio Blog
    • The Diabetes Blog
  • Personal
    • Brian Alvey
    • Judith Meskill
    • Brad Hill
    • Jason Calacanis
    • Ted Leonsis
  • Annual Events
    • Blogging BlogHer
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Sundance
  • On Hiatus/Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • Memorial Day Fold-a-thon!
  • Blu-ray movie releases for the week of May 28th
  • PlayStation Fancast 001: Playing with our firmwares
  • Here we go again with the MGS4 defection rumors ...
  • Some Heavenly Sword load time, demo, SPU usage details
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
WOW Insider
  • Beware of spellcloth
  • Forum post of the day: Get thee behind me, Satanic raiding guilds!
  • Official WoW contest: Robin Hood Screenshots
  • Officers' Quarters: Keeping your hybrids happy
  • Arena season 2 and you
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
PSP Fanboy
  • PlayStation Fancast 001: Playing with our firmwares
  • Compete in the official MGS Portable Ops league
  • Teaching English to kids with Talkman For Kids
  • Crisis Core almost done, to feature 100 hours of gameplay
  • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror sneaking onto PS2
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Today's best crossover video: Fighters and shoot-'em-ups
  • The Joystiq Memorial Weekend
  • Friend codes linked to Mii, says Mario Strikers producer
  • Harmonix donates $2000 to Guitar Hero fansite Score Hero
  • Jackson doing Halo film only if Blomkamp is director
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Monsoon's HAVA line gets Windows Mobile support
  • Sharp crafts chip with T-DMB and DVB-H support
  • Microvision touts improvements to PicoP projector
  • NTT DoCoMo introduces LG's SIMPURE L2
  • Google cooking up more apps for the iPhone and other details
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog Green
  • Berko throws cold water on Altair Nanotechnologies as an investment
  • Bosch, Siemens VDO, Delphi predict GDI sales will get boost from new emissions rules
  • Neste will test biodiesel in Sweden
  • Gallons of fuel vs. cups in the drive vs. mass transit commute debate
  • Co-Father of the 3-Way Catalyst - John J. Mooney
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Toshiba going AMD in some US, European laptops
  • Sony's XDR-S3HD and XT-100HD gets your home, car into HD radio
  • Apple and Sony stores face off in the New York Times
  • A rare sip of the Thinkpad Reserve Edition?
  • Mouse Computer rolls out more Santa Rosa-based laptops
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • Seattle Times interviews AT&T point man for iPhone
  • Mailplane 1.46 adds multiple accounts and menubar notifer
  • Inside story of the first iMac
  • Why you won't be buying an iPhone-like iPod anytime soon
  • NY Times compares Apple and Sony retail experiences
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Hmm... Altima Convertible in the works?
  • Paging Sarah Connor, your ride is here -- and it's glowing
  • Autoblog Week in Photos: Week of May 20, 2007
  • British insurer says speed cameras are killing the points rating system
  • In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Mazda CX-7 GT AWD
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Minnetrista: GPS Adventures for Geocaching Fans
  • A Canadian in Beijing: Vegetarian Party at Peking University
  • Protecting Electronics at the Beach
  • Reminder: Talking Travel with Mark Ellingham Contest Ends Wednesday
  • Photo Gallery: Huge Dust Storm Takes Over Lubbock
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget HD
  • HDTV Listings for May 28, 2007
  • HDTV Listings for May 27, 2007
  • HDTV Listings for May 26, 2007
  • HDTV Listings for May 25, 2007
  • The HD DVD promotions group corrects Home Media Magazine
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Google goes Green(border) with another acquisition
  • Kinkless blog offers five step series to a clean desktop
  • What's the meaning behind Joost's IndyCar sponsorship?
  • Intelliverb makes intelligent searching seem kind of stupid
  • Find a better connection with WeFi
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines