Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic 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. 100
    Don't miss out on Planet Puzzle League for the DS. Its presentation may not suit everyone but it's really going to be hard arguing against buying a game because it's just not fashionable.
  3. With a variety of modes, great stylus control and online play, Intelligent Systems has come up with a puzzle game that's hard to beat.
  4. 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.
  5. The multitude of options available for single and multiplayer modes is outstanding and the game is just plain fun to play.
  6. Fans of the original Panel de Pon may be put off by the adult-oriented presentation and lack of a story, but the sheer amount of options make up for it.
  7. 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.
  8. The gameplay works great, although gamers will be more comfortable with the traditional control scheme rather than using the stylus. Everyone needs to join this League.
  9. 90
    Intelligent Systems really went to town in this Nintendo DS version -- it's an excellent retooling of a very addictive puzzle game. You'll be hardpressed to find a larger list of features in any handheld puzzle game.
  10. 90
    While the fundamental game design is largely similar to the past 15 years of Puzzle League titles, the wealth of DS-specific features introduced here keeps it feeling fresh. It is, in short, a classic puzzle game done right.
  11. While Tetris DS may have Planet Puzzle League beat in terms of presentation and in the number of players that can play it, the core gameplay in this game is, in this reviewer’s opinion, the pinnacle of puzzle gaming.
  12. A game that any puzzle fan will thoroughly enjoy.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 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. Full Review »