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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (DS) - due out March 20th!

Written by bidden_sue on Monday, 9 March 2009One Comment

Did you like the idea of Professor Layton, but find the puzzles too difficult? Or do you lust for an action platformer that blends perfectly with a Bejewelled style puzzle game?

Well, look no further, because on March 20th, EA are bringing us Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure!

On the top screen, you partake in a platform game, with over 30 levels and 5 different worlds to explore.  As you kill monsters in this game, they drop as blocks into the bottom screen. If a monster block reaches the top of that screen, the monster returns to your top game, more powerful than before. However, to switch screens, you simply press pause, and pop down to play the Bejewelled game below. When you have reduced the number of blocks piling up below, simply pause, and pop back up to the platform game! Wonderful!!!

Henry has various weapons to help him through his adventures including bombs, dash attack, power shots, and a homing boomerang. But a man can not live on weapons alone, he needs tea! Filling up your special meter and pressing a button will put Henry into Tea Time. During Tea Time, Henry is transformed into a giant robot with its own special attacks and upgradeable weapons. Tea time is limited however, so be sure to get in as much damage as you can in the allotted time.

This promises to be every bit as popular as Professor Layton, and rightly so. It looks like the perfectly blend of platform and puzzle and should satisfy fans of both genres. I’m certainly putting it on my wish list, and strongly recommend that you do too!

One Comment »

  • M_the_C said:

    Good preview.

    Looks interesting, but I’m not sure how well it will turn out.

    I’ve certainly wanted to play a game that effectively combines puzzle and action into one, but will the blocks game draw attention away from the main game?

    Only time will tell. Something to keep an eye on though.

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