Trioncube DS


Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
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  1. 55
    It's a game that's chock full of instant gratification but not much else. The design's all about exploiting the combo system, but it never really offers much in the way of a challenge.
  2. A cute story mode isn't enough to compensate for Trioncube's unoriginal and incredibly easy take on the Tetris formula.
  3. Merely an average, if not unchallenging puzzle game, there is no gaming addiction to be found here, the strange storyline, multiplayer capability and wacky sounds barely buoy this title into a passable grade.
  4. If you are looking for a new puzzle game so you can enjoy the addictive and mindless gameplay for hours, killing time while you're on the road or spending some time at your grandma's house, Trioncube might do the trick, but there are other puzzle games out there that deserve more attention, like Super Puzzle Fighter, Columns, Meteos or just the old, but never boring Tetris.
  5. Puzzle gaming has had a number of complex entries recently, and this isn’t one of them. It is, however, a fun diversion for about an hour.
  6. A very short-term diversion, Trioncube is for rare puzzle game fans who don't crave a challenge.
  7. Fairly dull - a sensation that the "zany" presentation usually accentuates. The Vs. mode makes up for it slightly, as you try and outpace your friend, but even then it's hardly essential, despite a single-cart download-play option.
  8. 50
    Trioncube doesn't offer much for a puzzle game. There's little depth or difficulty to be found, and while the odd story is surprisingly entertaining, it isn't enough to keep you playing for long.
  9. If you can't get into the simple gameplay, no matter how cute, then Trioncube is not for you, although one cannot reasonably expect this title to last for much more than a few days of serious play.
  10. Games Master UK
    An entertaining, mildly addictive, if not innovative puzzler. [Aug 2007, p.85]
  11. Hardcore puzzle fans will be disappointed with Trioncube's lack of depth. But if all you're looking for is a quick, pick-up-and-play puzzle experience here and there, it's still worth the budget price.
  12. Trioncube is a fun and quirky little puzzle game that would have worked just as well on the GBA.
  13. games(TM)
    Trioncube manages to remain inoffensive at best and is a title we can add to a growing list of Nintendo DS puzzle games that are enjoyable but far from essential. [Aug 2007, p.125]
  14. Edge Magazine
    Without the challenge and cruelty that can make a classic, the results here are likeable, confident, and nowhere near essential. [Mar 2007, p.86]
  15. AceGamez
    I'll give Trioncube mucho credit for its originality and quirkiness, but on a handheld with so many great puzzle games already available, the shallow gameplay and limited challenge are tough to accept with any overwhelming enthusiasm.
  16. Nintendo Power
    The alternate name for falling-piece puzzler Trioncube could be My First Tetris. [Mar. 2007, p.89]
  17. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    A nice puzzle game that you can play for a couple of hours but it soon becomes a chore. [Aug 2007, p.86]
  18. The DS simply doesn’t need games like this, especially with no touch-screen control.
  19. Trioncube’s cute charm and interesting spin on Tetris is fun for a while until the cuteness factor and fun starts to ware.
  20. It’s all so utterly forgettable so, I guess, just forget it.
  21. Too simplistic and too simple to even be worth the budget $20 price.
  22. 60
    A good game, but is far too easy for it's own good. With wacky characters, a catchy concept and entertaining facets to unlock, Trioncube attempts to do something new for gamers who like to puzzle with blocks, but ends up falling a bit short simply due to the lack of challenge.
  23. 70
    Trioncube’s mesmerisingly spartan yet compulsive gameplay, married to the charming presentation, indelible soundtrack and reward trail, often confect to make this feel like a honeyed breath of fresh air. [JPN Import]

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