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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Players are invited to test their jigsaw genius and solve their way through the extensive Puzzle Arcade library, complete with more than 35 jigsaw puzzles, a variety of downloadable picture packs, and 20 puzzle challenges. With three levels of difficulty, as well as Classic and Turbo modes, players are sure to have a brain-busting experience. Challenge your friends to interactive puzzle game play, showcase your cleverly completed puzzles in the Puzzle Gallery, and share it all through your Xbox LIVE vision camera. Go ahead, put your mind to a monumental test and become the Master of the Jigsaw Universe. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. While we miss the tactile feeling of physical pieces, the incredible customization options make Puzzle Arcade a great option for both dabblers and jigsaw enthusiasts. [Feb 2009, p.85]
  2. Does what it says on the tin rather well. [Mar 2009, p.94]
  3. Puzzle Arcade is far from a terrible XBLA game, but make sure you give the trial a go before handing over the 800 Microsoft Points.
  4. 50
    Even with a good number of modes and solid controls, Puzzle Arcade can't offer the same sense of accomplishment that doing a real jigsaw puzzle provides.
  5. Stupid, stupid game. [Issue#35]
  6. This puzzle is missing way too many pieces.
  7. A brave attempt at something which shouldn't have been attempted in the first place. [Apr 2009, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. JonK
    Dec 31, 2008
    8
    Ton of modes/options, some real cool ideas. Lots of plau value for $10, nice little game.
  2. OrlandoT
    Dec 27, 2008
    7
    Unique and interesting. Seems perfect for what it does. Not all games have to be more than what they are intended for. Exactly like making real puzzles without the fear of losing a piece somewhere in the process. Expand