CRUSH3D 3DS

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2012
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jan 13, 2012
    83
    Excellent use of 3D combined with some genuinely tricky puzzles make for one of the best 3DS head-scratchers available. Just be prepared to get stuck.
  2. Jan 4, 2012
    82
    The successful mix of jump'n'run and puzzlegame combined with a switchable 2D to 3D presentation and the raising difficulty serves Danny a great CRUSH Comeback on the 3DS.
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    80
    Again, the difficulty curve is sharp at times and inconsistent, though for a discount release, this is a fun and quirky little experience. The story is amusing and deeper, albeit forgettable, than one might think. Easy to pick up, difficult yet engrossing, and a simple story worth the giggles?
  4. 80
    Crush Another Dimension 3D is a good adaptation for the Nintendo 3DS from the original 2007 release for the PSP. The 3D dimension gives you a particular focus and makes the experience even better.
  5. Jan 31, 2012
    80
    Everyone else who hasn't played Crush and is into puzzle games will no doubt enjoy Crush3D. As puzzle games go this one has an exceptional game mechanic that's driven with great level design and enough challenge to make your brain hurt. Marvellous!
  6. Jan 24, 2012
    80
    A unique, refreshing puzzle game that should ideally be consumed in small doses to avoid overdosing, as the game can become a bit tedious if played excessively. The puzzle designs go from easy to fiendish at a good pace, so as to never quite overwhelm and constantly challenge expectations.
  7. Jan 21, 2012
    80
    It ain't pretty, but, by gosh, is it clever. Crush 3D's use of perspective is rare and intelligent, providing ages of synapse-teasing, neuron-firing fun.
  8. Feb 15, 2012
    78
    In the end, Crush 3D is probably the best puzzle game on the Nintendo 3DS that creates an interesting 2D platformer but with the 3D capabilities of the console. Confusing... a little but does it work? It sure does! With a plethora of interesting and challenging levels plus some wonderful designed gaming environments, although at times a little bland, Crush 3D is an addictive puzzle experience that plays very well on the 3DS, especially with its control system.
  9. Mar 29, 2012
    75
    If you're coming from the PSP version, you've already seen everything here, and the best thing you can do is hope that this sells well enough to warrant a well-deserved sequel.
  10. Jan 11, 2012
    75
    Intelligent gameplay that takes advantage of the 3D effect. Crush3D is a great idea that has come to a console that seems designed for this game. It is repetitive and not very artistic, but fun and interesting for fans of puzzle games.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 25, 2012
    7
    Those who played CRUSH back when it was released for the PSP in 2007, know how unique and challenging it is. Fast forward to 2012 and we get aThose who played CRUSH back when it was released for the PSP in 2007, know how unique and challenging it is. Fast forward to 2012 and we get a 3DS upgrade. But whilst CRUSH was (and still is) a good platformer that's quite intriguing, the 3DS version doesn't complement its status as a remake too well. There is still a heavy lack of content to be found outside the single player game. You may think that the 97 collectible robes may warrant a good deal of your time, but it's just window dressing. In fact that sums up the whole game a bit too well. Whether its the 3D effect, which is cohesive but nothing mind blowing, or the asides including trophies, memories and the aforementioned robes- CRUSH 3D still feels like a lazy remake. The graphical sheen isn't as sharp with cutscenes that have garish overlays that don't present the original's sparkling colour. But to newcomers, this platformer is a treat with mind bending puzzles and potent 2D/3D platforming which is short but ever so sweet. Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    9
    I am surprised at the Metacritic average. As someone who adored Pushmo (best game on the 3DS?) I found Crush3D a natural extension. ItsI am surprised at the Metacritic average. As someone who adored Pushmo (best game on the 3DS?) I found Crush3D a natural extension. Its mechanic is brilliant and the gameplay is both tight and challenging. If it was an indie game it would be getting RAVE reviews.

    Visually it doesn't stand out (which is likely THE reason for the lower Metacritic score). Notably the 3D is put to good use with the spatial puzzles, but nothing else is overly impressive visually. However, where it really counts, gameplay, Crush 3D shines! If you enjoy platforming with some good challenging puzzles thrown in I *HIGHLY* recommend the game. It provides the kind of depth of gameplay that simply cannot be done anywhere other than a dedicated handheld gaming system.

    Wonderful concept for a game that is both "different" and enjoyable!
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  3. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    A game I missed on the PSP ported over, but feels like it was meant for the 3DS. The gameplay is fantastic, mostly puzzle solving, with aA game I missed on the PSP ported over, but feels like it was meant for the 3DS. The gameplay is fantastic, mostly puzzle solving, with a little platforming thrown in. The story is quirky and entertaining, the visuals decent. The 3D adds only a nice touch, nothing more. I'd recommend this game to anyone wanting a fun puzzle adventure. Full Review »