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  • Summary: CRUSH3D has players navigate across the surreal platforms of Danny's mind by 'crushing' your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again whenever you need to.
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 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 12, 2012
    70
    It may tread more carefully around its psychiatric themes, but its puzzles still toy with minds as easily as they play with space.
  5. Jan 27, 2012
    70
    CRUSH3D is enjoyable, challenging and unique among the 3DS's current library. Its central idea never quite ignites into genius-level design and it sometimes descends into trial and error, but it's worth a look for puzzle fans.
  6. Mar 24, 2012
    65
    It's disappointing to see a title with so much potential fail to deliver on almost all fronts. While Crush3D has plenty of good ideas, and has a great concept on paper, it simply doesn't offer a very compelling experience.
  7. Jan 13, 2012
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2014
    9
    71? 71?! This game deserves a much, MUCH higher score than 71! As someone that heard of the PSP original, but never got to play it, I was really looking forward to this, and boy I wasn't disappointed, it's an outstanding puzzle game with a brilliant new mechanic that is not only incredibly original, but so geniously crafted into the levels that it makes it a must-play for anyone with a PSP or 3DS. Expand
  3. 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. 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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  4. May 6, 2012
    8
    This is great little title that offers sum unique gameplay and host of unlockables. while not new or anything it has had new coat of paint and with the 3D effect turn on game jumps into other dimension all of its own!

    with 4 worlds ranging from city, beach, funfair, nursery and over 100 levels to play through. plus there lots to collect like different design dressing gowns, challenge trophy's and art work you'll have your work cut out for you. And at the moment its real cheap so makes it game worth adding to your collection :D
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  5. 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 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. Expand