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  • Summary: Something messy and contagious is festering in suburbia, and only one hero can save the day: The Germinator! Germinator dismisses traditional match-three bubble popping in exchange for combining germ bubble characters of the same color. Upon collision, germ bubbles merge and grow until they pop into a gooey, splotchy, splattering mess. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    80
    Rarely do you see the portable version of a game eclipsing its console counterparts, but that is exactly what the case is here. Germinator “feels” better on Sony’s handheld and result is a much more enjoyable game overall.
  2. Mar 15, 2013
    70
    Germinator is pretty much a one trick pony, but that particular trick is fun and challenging, it is a low price and you will get some decent value. It is a game that is worth picking up as a nice accompaniment to your existing catalogue for when you fancy something a little less meaty.
  3. May 9, 2013
    66
    Blasting away pulsing nasties is fun and becomes enjoyably challenging in later stages, but the high price and the lack of Cross-Buy are symptoms we'd rather have avoided. [June 2013, p.77]
  4. Apr 1, 2013
    60
    Germinator is rather sketchy in its execution, but offers fairly solid Bust-a-Move gameplay.
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  1. May 30, 2013
    8
    It's a deeper Bust A Move clone. The visuals are kinda ugly but it plays great. There is always a solution to getting 3 stars and isn't just random. Really requires more thinking that the average casual puzzler but you can always hack a one star to progress. The need to hire some a better artist than the Garbage Pail Kids reject art guy and this could be at the level of awesome. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    7
    [INITIAL IMPRESSIONS]: If you can stomach the ludicrously expensive price of entry, this super addictive match-3 puzzler is a very easy game to recommend for your Vita. Heck, if it was sub £5.00, it'd be absolutely essential. I'll post some more impressions in the next day or so when I've spent more time with Germinator, but in the meantime, it's definitely worth a look if you have a puzzling itch that wants scratching. Expand