Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. 76
    As a puzzle game, it's just original enough to be engaging and offer a new challenge. But it's the artwork, the zany characters, and the "so bad it's good" voice acting that keep me playing.
  2. Ultimately, Octomania comes off as a shining example of what a puzzle title can do despite being burdened with cultural barriers a mile wide and irritating characters.
  3. Octomania is a cute puzzle game, but that won't keep you coming back for more.
  4. Octomania is fun but there isn't enough to it. Align some Octopi, form combos, repeat.
  5. Octomania is not by any stretch a terrible game. It is a very lightly featured game with absolutely no frills and a decently fun battle mode that can provide a nice experience at times.
  6. 42
    The most frustrating thing about Octomania isn't the awfully voiced rapping tree with a rainbow 'fro or having to play through the same few short story mode battles over and over in order to unlock new characters -- it's that winning not only takes a bit of patience and strategy (as you wait for enough colors to be available for large combos), but it also takes a heaping help of luck.
  7. Octomania is definitely less accessible than say, Dr. Mario or Tetris, but its infectious charm won us over and assuaged a lot of our initial control-related frustrations. From its upbeat theme song, to its offbeat characters, everything about Octomania’s presentation had us wanting to play more.
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    A cute, straightforward, funny and demanding puzzle title. [Oct 2009, p.67]
  9. 60
    Once I had more training at Octo-puzzle, I was able to advance to another difficulty level which was much more of a challenge. It also made the game more fun, even though I was just repeating my journey.

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