Video Game Review: Puzzles & Dragons Z + Puzzle Dragons Super Mario Edition 3DS

I picked up this combo cart recently mainly because I thought it was interesting…A Puzzle-Based Super Mario game? Well not exactly.

Puzzles & Dragons Z is a orb matching RPG with dragons, the countryside being broken up in to puzzle shape pieces. Ways to evolve your draron and not to forget hatch them as you find their eggs which you often get in battles.

Overall it’s an interesting game, with enough side elements that will keep a casual gamer interested. Really as often as this game does automatic saves. It’s a fun way to kill a little time.

Overall 8/ 10

Puzzle Dragons Super Mario Edition is kinda the opposite of the other title. More options, some more complicated than others and like the other game not everything is available at the start not even branching areas of the dungeons you battle your way through. Which is one of the reasons I can’t go into details, I am not far enough into the game and i don’t know how far as I have to be before these options open up to me. What makes Puzzle Dragons Super Mario Edition different than the other Puzzles & Dragons game it is actually harder and it really gets to a point about halfway through the very first level you have to level up your characters or you will die fast. How fast? Here I was playing through each of the dungeons when at 1 – 6 I come across one of the Koopa Kids as a boss as I died FAST. But then I was about Level 6 myself. It later came easier once I obtained level 8, but you see what I mean. The combo patterns which this game wants you to do are more a matter of random acts by the AI of this game, meaning you don’t always get them. It is also these combos that open up Treasure Chests in the game which contain extra lives, and far as I know that is the only way to get them. It is the randomness of these said combos is one of the reasons many of the early levels have to be played multiple times just so you can level up enough so you don’t die in battle.

Not that this is a bad game, more average than anything else. But if you expect to beat the first level you will have to grind, grind, grind your way through. Which is the main reason for my score.

Overall Score 6/ 10

Puzzle and Dragons Z is actually the better game of the 2.