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  • Summary: (Also known as "Panel De Pon DS") Use the DS stylus to grab panels and slide them left and right. If you match three or more panels of the same color, they will vanish. Form chains and combos to create cascading waterfalls of panels to rack up high scores. The basic game play is similar to the classics Tetris Attack and Pokémon Puzzle League, but the touch screen gameplay adds a new dimension of fun, giving Planet Puzzle League a bright new feel. Features Six single-player modes: Puzzle, Endless, Time Attack, Garbage, Clear, and Vs. Computer. Don’t have much time? Play three two-minute games in unique Daily mode. Track your progress over weeks and months. Dozens of tutorials and demos teach you the ins-and-outs of this incredibly deep game. Three difficulty levels:. Easy for beginners, normal for veterans, brutal for experts. Two can compete head-to-head over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. With the Nintendo DS Headset accessory (sold separately) you can even chat with your friend as you polish your puzzle skills. Up to four players can compete in three local wireless modes. You can also send a single-player demo to a friend via local wireless. Orient the game the way you like: vertically or horizontally! You can even configure for left- or right-handed play. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    The gameplay is a snap to pick up, but the player is rewarded for delving deeper into the combo system. Sure, there are those who will say that the original Tetris is the best puzzle game of all time, but if there was ever a game that could top it, it's this one.
  2. The new touch-controls alone make Planet Puzzle League far superior to its predecessors. A wealth of single and multiplayer options simply push it over the top.
  3. The ability to share this joy with people around you and then play them from anywhere in the world serves to make this one of the better buys you can make for the DS.
  4. One of the best games of its type on the DS. Though I personally prefer the direction that Puzzle Quest offers, Planet Puzzle League holds its own by offering so many ways to play and all presented in a style that would make Q Entertainment proud.
  5. Overall, however, Planet Puzzle League lives up to the rich tradition of its heritage, and puzzle fans would be remiss to ignore it. [July 2007, p.97]
  6. Offering the quiet contemplation of a puzzle mode, the soothing time-wasting of a marathon session, or the frenetic rivalry of multiplayer: this has it all. [July 2007, p.95]
  7. Aside from its online gameplay, Planet Puzzle League has little new to offer over more engaging rivals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nick
    Dec 8, 2009
    10
    Best game Tetris like puzzle game since Tetris! Ken, you're right its very repetitive, but so is Tetris and I still play that all the time. This game ROCKS!!! (I absolutely love the sound effects and music of Tetris Attack on SNES though) Expand
  2. ShawhinI.
    Jul 2, 2007
    10
    Meteos???? really! I mean, how can you compare the two...one is tetris attack suped up. i mean, the greatest block puzzle game since...well, tetris! The other, a fire things off into space for a couple o minutes game that i've literally played only a dozen times(the desire quickly fades). C'mon now, i've had 45 min PPL sessions with the same opponent online...this is pure puzzle gaming at its finest! Expand
  3. HexenM.
    Sep 16, 2007
    10
    This game reminds me of Tetris Attack for SNES. The game is fun to play and has every thing that I like to see.For those who don't know what Tetris Attack is,I will tell you. Tetris Attack is a1994-95 game that had yoshi and his friends against Bowser.It was the greatest puzzle game ever made and is vary rare. Puzzle League is a solid 10 out of 10. Expand
  4. MattM.
    Jun 11, 2007
    9
    By far one of the best puzzle games on the DS yet. Will probably get more play than Tetris DS and maybe even Meteos. Online Meteos online could maybe beat this title. Expand
  5. AlexR.
    Jun 22, 2007
    9
    PocketGamer UK needs to calm the hell down. Of course, PPL is no Meteos (Online Meteos would dominate so hard) but the game is solid and truly valued in its multiplayer...and the single player ain't that bad either. Oh, and those daily challenges, GENIUS. Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2011
    8
    What gives this lower score than the actual puzzle game really deserves is the lack of depth and originality. The only add-on compared to the other Puzzle League games are items (which, of course, ruins the game in my opinion). Still a good game to bring on the road. Expand
  7. KenH.
    Oct 17, 2007
    5
    Have to disgree with others here: in single player mode the game quickly becomes the same thing over and over. I like Puzzle Quest a whole lots better. I was bored with this game in less than 3 hours of gameplay. Expand

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