Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
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  1. While the platformer and the puzzler in Henry Hatsworth are perfectly competent, they're nothing special. Neither could be described as classic examples of their genre, and neither offer anything new. The switching mechanic does add interest, but not quite enough to make Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure a great game.
  2. Overall, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a real surprise.
  3. EA's latest DS game is half platformer, half puzzle game, all fun (well, three quarters at least).
  4. If only EA had pushed the bizarreness boat out a little further. Still, this is a fun little curio.
  5. Hardcore platformer fans will find this a trying test of skills. Henry Hatsworth could have been one of the most unique and interesting games on the DS, but some baffling design choices hold it back from greatness.
  6. games(TM)
    60
    Henry Hatsworth In The Puzzling Adventure isn't a bad game; it's two half-decent ones. [May 2009, p.126]

Awards & Rankings

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#19 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
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#51 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Oct 8, 2010
    7
    Is it one of the best platforms in the modern era, ingeniously mixed with puzzle elements to give it a unique feel? Or, was it an over-ratedIs it one of the best platforms in the modern era, ingeniously mixed with puzzle elements to give it a unique feel? Or, was it an over-rated suprise hit that capitalized on fans hunger for more platform/action titles durring a long onslaught of DS RPG's? Well, it's a little bit of both. But the good far outweighs the bad here. Addictive music, nice character interplay that had me laughing several times (there is genuine humor here in this game), and probably one of the better platform titles to come out of the DS. Game play is very fun and loose, the villian bosses are actually pretty challenging (but fun too), and the game gets increasingly difficult as you go along. After playing the first world (mysteria), I thought I'd made a mistake in purchasing the game, sinmply b/c it was rather easy. But World 2 comes at you pretty fast and furious, and the game continues increasing difficulty to the end.
    Granted, they really could have upped the ante here. Certainly, this could have been an 8 world game, and I think EA didnt totally give us the most for our buck (there is some schintzing here): once you've beat the game , it doesnt have the re-playability factor of say, Super Mario 3. You cant still play. The puzzle aspect intensifies original gaming, but doesnt hold up with repeat play.(once you've beat the game)
    It's a nice game. Funny, completent platform aspects, smooth controls, but EA could have put a bit more chomp into this.
    Still, I'd really like a sequel to this. A superior sequel. One i think EA can deliver. If they choose to.
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  2. chilim
    Mar 27, 2009
    3
    Repetitive combat and boring level design. Puzzle portion only manages to slows the game down, as you constantly having to switch back and Repetitive combat and boring level design. Puzzle portion only manages to slows the game down, as you constantly having to switch back and forth between puzzle and platform segments. The levels themselves lack challenge and creativity. Challenge comes froms bosses and trap rooms where you're trapped and must clear out the of respawning enemies that do high amounts of damage. As a longtime fan of 2d platformers, I can say there really isn't anything special about this Henry Hatsworth. Mediocre at best. Full Review »
  3. Jan 11, 2015
    10
    By George! What a spiffing game; festooned with charm and wealth. A jolly good show of the DS' capabilities: part platformer part puzzler andBy George! What a spiffing game; festooned with charm and wealth. A jolly good show of the DS' capabilities: part platformer part puzzler and equal parts tremendous. Harry is a real good egg and this game oozes character. Full Review »