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  • Summary: Experience the soulful stories of a young shaman apprentice entrusted with saving lost spirits and steering them to safety. Under the guidance of his master, he must protect these fragile souls from the hostile and dangerous world around them by creating mystic bubbles to guide them on theirExperience the soulful stories of a young shaman apprentice entrusted with saving lost spirits and steering them to safety. Under the guidance of his master, he must protect these fragile souls from the hostile and dangerous world around them by creating mystic bubbles to guide them on their spiritual journey. Using your Stylus, manipulate these mystical bubbles by deflating or expanding them in order to transport your spirits to safety. Fill created bubbles with water and pop them to extinguish dangerous fires or use them to trap harmful gases and blow them away. These diverse worlds are filled with supernatural challenges, so move your soul bubble gracefully, collecting star dust along the way to allow the light from your protected spirits to shine. Soul Bubbles features eight divine worlds with over 40 challenging levels that offer a rejuvenating new take on the puzzle genre. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. As beautiful as it is joyous to play, Soul Bubbles really deserves your attention. [June 2008, p.78]
  2. A cracking action puzzler that proves we don't need mindless violence to have a good time. [July 2008, p.75]
  3. 84
    There is surprising depth to its puzzles, and it’s great to see the DS host such a great and intuitive idea again after months of copycat shelf-filler.
  4. 80
    A really fun little title that has plenty on offer for everyone whether that be the die-hard or the casual.
  5. A wonderfully calming experience which offers enough refreshing puzzling to feel like a title the DS was built for.
  6. Offering a slice of diversity to the DS' already wide and varied catalogue, Soul Bubbles is an intriguing prospect let down by the lack of any genuine challenge or long-term value.
  7. 58
    Outside of challenging you to find that lone collectible item, the game doesn't hold much incentive for repeat play. No other modes are in the game at all -- no challenge levels, no minigames, nothing. With minimal replay value, repetitive levels, and little of LocoRoco's charm, it's hard to get too excited about a game that, while serviceable, is ultimately rather forgettable.

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  1. Mar 24, 2011
    10
    This has been my favorite DS game for years. The animation is beautiful. The games play is addictive with enough variation that you don't getThis has been my favorite DS game for years. The animation is beautiful. The games play is addictive with enough variation that you don't get bored. Its highly recommended!! Expand
  2. EJC
    Sep 27, 2010
    10
    I agree with davidcraig. Picked this up on a on a rainy afternoon last week after playing it through a couple of years ago and got suckedI agree with davidcraig. Picked this up on a on a rainy afternoon last week after playing it through a couple of years ago and got sucked right in all over again. Beautiful art, wonderful audio, simple but clever design. The sort of stuff you'd expect from Nintendo at their best, but made by a tiny studio in Paris. Without doubt, one of the best games I have ever played on DS. Ever.
    Pure class.
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  3. Oct 18, 2011
    10
    this game is beautiful, getting a sincere score of 96%, as there are literally no bad things, with the exception of very slightly repetitivethis game is beautiful, getting a sincere score of 96%, as there are literally no bad things, with the exception of very slightly repetitive stages within worlds, but otherwise, its like a 5er in expensive shops, so i think you know the answer. Collapse
  4. Sep 2, 2010
    10
    It's such a shame this one sold so poorly, because it's absolutely brilliant. Highly reccomended. This could be one of the best games on DS?
  5. Jan 8, 2011
    9
    Soul Bubbles is thoroughly enjoyable and creates a whole new concept of game, using the mic features expertly to master all the uniqueSoul Bubbles is thoroughly enjoyable and creates a whole new concept of game, using the mic features expertly to master all the unique functions of the DS. Like New Super Mario Bros, the story mode is somewhat lacking, but the new and improved features of Soul Bubbles make this a stand out game. A great attempt by Eidos Interactive. Expand