Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
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  1. A great puzzle game that is easy to play and difficult to master. While the game was obviously inspired by Lumines, the gameplay is different enough to make Gunpey DS interesting and challenging in its own right.
  2. If you enjoy Tetris, Bejeweled, Lumines, Meteos and all of their puzzle ilk, then you will most definitely want to add Gunpey to your collection.
  3. 85
    If you're looking for a more full-featured game, with greater variety -- and don't mind the cartoony milieu of Gunpey DS -- then you will find this version not only a superior value, but a superior game.
  4. While nothing about this is extremely challenging on one of the easier skill levels, trying to beat your high score and making some awesome combos while playing a seasoned human player or computer player on difficult is what will separate the newbies from the true pros.
  5. 80
    The controls are quite simple but a bit glitchy at times. Using the stylus, players can only move the lines vertically in their own columns. It feels more intuitive to be able to move them horizontally as well, but the challenge is in the restriction of the column.
  6. While the PSP version does sport a lush graphical pallet and nearly infinite replayability derived from unlockable skins, the version for the Nintendo DS trumps this with more variety, modes, and a more colorful presentation. However, it is the touch screen and the ability to drag pieces vertically rather than use buttons (though one opponent’s special attack temporarily disables stylus use) that is key in making this version more enjoyable.
  7. games(TM)
    Gunpey Revenge is a game you can love. Even when it's testing your patience to the limit. [Christmas 2006, p.126]
  8. 80
    While the kiddy graphics and styling might turn off some players to Gunpey DS, it would be a mistake to dismiss the game based on looks alone.
  9. While a classic puzzle game like Tetris allows you to manipulate every block freely, Gunpey tries to limit you too much making the action feel rigid and slow and, the little variation it offers in the form of a few extra modes just doesn’t really make up for it. [JPN Import]
  10. Game Informer
    A worthy puzzle game. [Dec 2006, p.157]
  11. Nintendo Gamer
    Another excellent head-scratcher for the DS, with great music, slightly over-complicated graphics and loads of cool stuff to unlock. [JPN Import; January 2007, p.76]
  12. Gunpey for the DS is a charming and accessible puzzle game that may not hold the same level of challenge as its PSP counterpart but more than makes up for it with its own unique presentation.

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