Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
Buy On
  1. May 27, 2015
    45
    A bundle that embodies the worst grinding elements of popular RPGs with a lackluster match-three gameplay mechanic. This version of Puzzle & Dragons tries to use the gold standard that Super Mario Bros. represents in order to bolster the façade that this is an interesting, worthwhile gaming experience. It’s not.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
  1. Jun 27, 2015
    4
    I don't know what Nintendo is trying to do here but it does not work at all. the game gets so boring so darn fast. The game play from theI don't know what Nintendo is trying to do here but it does not work at all. the game gets so boring so darn fast. The game play from the SMB's side is solid, but the puzzle and dragons side is just so dull and boring as hell. I would have to say its puzzle game play aspect is spot on as it does work well, but man it just feels like a game that would be free 2 play and does not match the price tag at all. I returned this title and never looked back. Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2015
    9
    It is very fun extra fun. it is a blast. you get to fight classic mario enemies and get combo attacks. im stuck on W 3-5 thats why i didntIt is very fun extra fun. it is a blast. you get to fight classic mario enemies and get combo attacks. im stuck on W 3-5 thats why i didnt give it a 10 Full Review »
  3. May 23, 2015
    8
    This is one of the best puzzle games I've played in a long time. I haven't been really playing long enough to warrant a higher rating, butThis is one of the best puzzle games I've played in a long time. I haven't been really playing long enough to warrant a higher rating, but from how I'm doing so far, i'd say around a 9/10. with my rating here being where I predict I'll be mid-late game. The P&DZ story is about you and your friends trying to stop the evil organization Paradox from destroying the world, where P&DM... well you can guess what happens based on EVERY MARIO GAME EVER! The gameplay's pretty decent too, and the expansive roster of enemies from all over the Mario universe will leave you collecting. Older players might generally not enjoy this sort of genre, but younger players will most likely suck it in like a lollipop. Full Review »