Dr. Mario / Puzzle League Game Boy Advance


Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. As a package it's excellent to have two timeless games to dip back into whenever you feel like it, but there's still the niggling feeling that Nintendo's pricing strategy for such things is bordering on insane.
  2. Nintendo Power
    What these games lack in style and innovation they make up for in challenge and fun. [Jan 2006, p.114]
  3. I'd give these games a higher score if they were even more economically priced -- honestly, you can find the same quality of gameplay by downloading "Bejeweled" onto your cell phone for $7 -- but they're still worth a shot if puzzles are your thing.
  4. 70
    In Puzzle League, players are tasked to match three pieces of the same color to eliminate them before the screen fill up--simple and entertaining.
  5. 70
    It's easy to recommend this package, as it offers up a pair of games that are not only still relevant, but plenty of fun to boot.
  6. 60
    A very solid release for the GBA and quite the stocking stuffer if all you have is the basic Nintendo handheld, but next time we get a release such as this, let's touch it up a little bit more.

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
#12 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. NajinJ.
    Mar 8, 2006
    two brilliant puzzle games i grew up with. can't go wrong with this one.
  2. TonyG.
    Dec 5, 2005
    2 games!?!?!? that's all??? nintendo your better than that! and $30 bucks!! ?? !! what the ... ?? maybe $14.99 whould have been more 2 games!?!?!? that's all??? nintendo your better than that! and $30 bucks!! ?? !! what the ... ?? maybe $14.99 whould have been more acceptable for a pretty much dead system. and who actually plays dr. mario?? game is boring. I only got it for the puzzle league. and if your only buying this for puzzle league, wait for the price drop! I have to admit puzzle league is awsome and has alot of gaming options. worth maybe 20 bucks. next time nintendo, if your gonna sell it for 30 dollars, atleast include some more games. paying 30 kinda feels like your getting ripped off. feels empty. i know you can fit like 30 or more 16 bit games on 1 gba cart. don't milk your loyal fans. take care of us, we take care of you. Full Review »