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  • Summary: Follow the fantastic adventures of two very cool pop-stars in HiHi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp. A massive writer's block is thwarting the girls' attempts to finish their new album. Frustrated, Ami and Yumi kick a dusty amplifier, releasing a genie! Using the genie as a guide andFollow the fantastic adventures of two very cool pop-stars in HiHi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp. A massive writer's block is thwarting the girls' attempts to finish their new album. Frustrated, Ami and Yumi kick a dusty amplifier, releasing a genie! Using the genie as a guide and helper, Ami and Yumi collect musical notes from 10 time periods. Playing as Ami or Yumi, you solve challenging puzzles, battle scary enemies and unlock minigames in single-player or two-player wireless co-op mode. [Nintendo] Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. A tad repetitious but always extra caffienated. [Aug 2006, p.65]
  2. Sure, this is a button-bashing fist-fest with a gimmick that you may or may not appreciate, but if you're a fan of the show, then Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp is worth picking up.
  3. Don't come into Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie and the Amp expecting too much, and you'll be satisfied with what you get – a fun, short brawling romp that is reasonably well-suited to portable play.
  4. A brawler with good ideas looking for a slightly forgiving player to see the potential in there.
  5. Random button pressing will get you farther than most attempts at strategy, and getting locked into long combo animations is a "feature" that makes me just want to die. [Sept. 2006, p.100]
  6. Unfortunately, not even cupid's arrow can reconcile my disdain for the DS side-scrolling brawler that bears the name of the object of my affection. [Aug 2006, p.87]
  7. 20
    There are a few collectibles to unlock in the game, as well as a couple of mini-games that are worth a look, but, sadly, that means having to endure the main game and its unforgivable flaws. Ami and Yumi deserve better than this licensed garbage.

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  1. GoyoG.
    Jul 5, 2006
    9
    I think the 2d/3d style is unique & looks awesome! It looks great (like the show but in cell-shaded 3d) and it plays great. The world needed I think the 2d/3d style is unique & looks awesome! It looks great (like the show but in cell-shaded 3d) and it plays great. The world needed a "rock & roll brawler" and now it has one. This team should make INVADER ZIM using the same artists! Expand
  2. Dr.Cruel
    Jul 20, 2006
    9
    Fairly interesting, fun game. My young cousin bought it for $20 and for that price it's worth it - you make music with four strings, Fairly interesting, fun game. My young cousin bought it for $20 and for that price it's worth it - you make music with four strings, which translate into fight moves. It's cute, and very Japanese. Granted it's not an in-depth strategy title, and won't compare with Advance Wars or the like. But if you're an 8 year old girl (like my cousin is) you'll be challenged by and really enjoy it. Expand