Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. 90
    Another successful release for NIS, this puzzle adventure offers plenty of single player challenges and a solid multiplayer mode.
  2. Essentially, Puchi Puchi Virus is a refreshing, innovative, and fun game, and it’s easily worth a buy for the DS-owning puzzle fan.
  3. AceGamez
    Puchi Puchi Virus offers a superb and (most importantly) original puzzle experience that anybody can pick up and gradually start to understand, to the point where they start pulling off big chains without even thinking about it. This definitely comes highly recommended.
  4. Overall, the tongue-in-cheek humor, combined with the rather engaging puzzle system and multiplayer capabilities, make this a rather infectious title.
  5. 80
    Puchi Puchi Virus is a must own for puzzle gamers simply because there is nothing quite like it on the DS, or any other system for that matter. The gameplay is simple enough to be picked up and played quickly, however challenging enough to keep even the most skilled player busy for many hours.
  6. A fun and fast-paced (albeit shallow) puzzler, Puchi Puchi Virus should appeal to casual gamers looking for something easy to get into.
  7. Quick, fun, but shallow. Puchi Puchi Virus gives you a quick dose of puzzling fun, but the new game smell wears off quick.
  8. Exceptionally fun. With a market full of sequels and repeats of ideas (Planet Puzzle League comes to mind), Puchi Puchi Virus breaths a little fresh air into the genre.
  9. Game Informer
    Still, it's addictive, and the humor of the patient cards you unlock is motivation to keep going after the gameplay grows stale. [May 2008, p.99]
  10. Puchi Puchi Virus is addictive enough that it should make a long car or plane ride go by quickly, and for $20 there's no reason not to pick it up.
  11. Ultimately, Puchi Puchi Virus is a solid puzzle game that's great for anyone tired of the myriad others on the DS.

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#77 Most Shared DS Game of 2009

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