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  • Summary: [Playstation Network; also known as "Gomibako" in JPN] Taking the puzzle video game genre one step further, Trash Panic is the newest PS3 downloadable exclusive that tasks players to compact as much garbage into a trash can before it overflows, and in the most eco-friendly way as possible. Throughout each stage, random trash items will be delivered via crane to players who can then manipulate the speed and direction they fall using the DualShock 3 controller. The trash can will quickly reach full capacity unless the trash is broken down or dealt with by strategically using various elements given throughout each stage. Items will continue to be dropped until the player successfully compacts a certain number of items or ends up with an overflowing trash can. Each level will also feature a giant Boss item that players need to destroy in a certain amount of time to avoid getting penalized. At the end of each stage, each player will be rated by how eco-friendly or ego-friendly each stage was completed. The more eco-friendly, the higher the rating. Ratings help in unlocking various levels and modes. Spread across three different game modes, Trash Panic offers fun gaming for everyone. The Main Mode will take players progressively through six stages that increase in difficulty the further you advance. Vs. Mode allows two players to battle one another on the same screen. And lastly, Mission Mode offers mini-games for those who want to further their fun with a variety of waste management missions. Trash Panic also offers ways for players to show off their skills with trophy support and online learderboards. Additionally, players will have a recording option to upload up to 10 minutes of a gaming session onto YouTube to share with the rest of the world! [Sony] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 100
    It reinforces just how fresh Trash Panic is compared to the timeless (if a bit long in the tooth) nature of the world's favorite puzzle games.
  2. Quite an interesting action puzzler. It’s a kind of Tetris mutated with physics-engine. Too bad the music is simply horrible. [Aug 2009]
  3. Trash Panic is a game that any puzzle fan will love, though the people with a tendancy to throw their controllers at the screen should probably avoid it.
  4. For only $5, Trash Panic offers enough oddness and appeal to give you a few good hours of explosive fun, but don’t expect them to be easy.
  5. This is one of those puzzle games you'll play solid for three or four days, rashly declare as being the "Best Puzzle Game Ever" (your friends, wisely, will say that you should wait for a few weeks), but then leave to fester on your PS3's hard drive for some months before you can be bothered to visit it again. [JPN Import]
  6. Maddening at times this rock-hard puzzler demands a ton of practice to reach perfection. [July 2009, p.89]
  7. Trash Panic looks fun at first glance, but is mostly repetitive and annoyingly hard. The environmental angle is appreciated, but cannot alone save the game. There are several brain challenges and other games in the PlayStation Store that give you more game for the buck than Trash Panic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 16, 2011
    Trash Panic is a great pick up for 5 bucks but it not a great game long loading times and it's super hard
  2. Jan 19, 2013
    Trash Panic is very silly and very fun. Worth a purchase or at least a look. Good old arcade madness.
  3. Dec 19, 2013
    I bought the game because the demo was so much fun. But then I found out that this game is brutally hard. It's almost unplayable and I never finished the game. I bought it because I thought it would give me some easy fun. Expand

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