Add a little bounce to your puzzling!
Puzzle games are one of the Game Boy's best genres and Puchi Carat is a blended combination of several classic puzzlers. The game involves bouncing a ball with your thin bat, knocking blocks at the top of the screen in a similar style to Breakout. The problem is, the blocks advance slowly down the screen in Tetris-style. Missing the ball will only result in further advancement of the blocks and the game will finish when the blocks touch the line in front of your bat.
Winning a game will see you rewarded with a card to collect and each character has twelve cards in total which you are able to trade with your friends using the lin cable. The game is pleasantly addictive and gets steadily faster as you progress through the levels. The card swapping is a nice idea, but these cards have very little value, unlike a Pokemon with different abilities.
Overall, Puchi Carat is a good game which most will find challenging but it is a little outdated and, unfortunately, still looks like a retro game! It's a bit too much like every other puzzle game we have played, with very little originality!
Old and tatty.
Boing, boing, boing.
You can collect cards.
An addictive puzzler!