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  • Summary: Produced in cooperation with Marc Ecko Entertainment, the game features a tongue-in-cheek story and hip art style where the brainy geek overcomes the brawny (and bullying) jocks, winning the heart of the beautiful cheerleader. A friendly interface and helpful tutorials along with the gradualProduced in cooperation with Marc Ecko Entertainment, the game features a tongue-in-cheek story and hip art style where the brainy geek overcomes the brawny (and bullying) jocks, winning the heart of the beautiful cheerleader. A friendly interface and helpful tutorials along with the gradual introduction of puzzles of ever-increasing difficulty and complexity, multiple solutions, and wireless support to allow players to face off against one another in timed puzzle-solving races round out the features. [cdv Software] Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jan 5, 2012
    73
    If you are looking for something a little more cranially intensive, and can overlook the awkward tool placement issues, then I Heart Geeks will make a decent addition to your DS library.
  2. 60
    I Heart Geeks is a puzzle game that provides short-lived fun. My initial reaction to the play style was favorable, but my high opinion of the game slowly dwindled as its problems began to take shape.
  3. Jan 20, 2012
    60
    I Heart Geeks is far from an extraordinary puzzle game. The gameplay is fine, as not too many games try to emulate The Incredible Machine, but the spotty physics dampen the experience.
  4. Jan 10, 2012
    55
    I Heart Geeks lets you make some incredible machines, but a lack of creativity dampens the satisfaction.
  5. Feb 28, 2012
    51
    It's good, it's solid, but the price can't be ignored. If you want this kind of game and if you have access to an iPhone, iPad or Android device, hit their respective app stores – your money will be better spent. And if you wait long enough, with the way things are going, I Heart Geeks may end up in those same stores at a reduced price after a while.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 26, 2012
    45
    We just sigh for what could have been. [Feb 2012, p.101]
  7. Jan 6, 2012
    42
    Really just The Incredible Machine gussied up with new paint, courtesy of Marc Eckō and his company. The story framework is just that– a very, very loose framework– and new tools, though interesting, don't do anything particularly newfangled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    A neat little puzzle game for the REAL GEEKS ONLY. fun little fact, this title was actually developed by Phill Fish of Fez fame.
  2. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    A neat little puzzle game for the REAL GEEKS ONLY. fun little fact, this title was actually developed by Yu Suzuki of shenmue fame.
  3. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    A neat little puzzle game for the REAL GEEKS ONLY. fun little fact, this title was actually developed by Markus Pearson of Minecraft fame.
  4. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    A neat little puzzle game for the REAL GEEKS ONLY. fun little fact, this title was actually developed by Tetsuya Nomura of Final Fantasy VIIA neat little puzzle game for the REAL GEEKS ONLY. fun little fact, this title was actually developed by Tetsuya Nomura of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children fame. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    A neat little puzzle game for the REAL GEEKS ONLY. fun little fact, this title was actually developed by Allan Alcorn of Pong fame.
  6. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    A neat little puzzle game for the REAL GEEKS ONLY. fun little fact, this title was actually developed by Hideo Kojima of Boktai fame.

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#14 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011
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#9 Most Shared DS Game of 2011