|Release: May 9, 2013|
|Screen Resolution: N/A||Mild Violence|
Which brings us to new additions to the series. A Relatively minor inclusion is the ability to grow flowers and foods, which let people lure out rare animals to challenge them or change a Denpa's suit color. There is also a fishing mini-game, which can be used to earn extra money for items and equipment. Both of these act as helpful supplements for people who want to do extra leveling or customize characters.
It's also quite simple to find new puzzles. There are no friend code shenanigans involved; players can browse all the puzzles that have been shared online or sort for puzzles by existing friends. This is one example of Nintendo getting online features completely right.
This impressive amount of gaming value for the price rests on a solid foundation in the graphic and sound departments. Graphics are crisp, clear, and cheery. Individual puzzle elements are immediately identifiable, allowing the player to concentrate on strategy rather than figuring out which pieces are supposed to do what. Puzzles are accompanied by pleasant remixes of classic Mario music. Sound effects are satisfyingly springy, as appropriate for a game that is basically a giant toy box for wind-up miniatures.
Nintendo's Wii U may be foundering, but the company has been knocking it out of the park on the 3DS lately. Minis on the Move joins other greats like Pushmo to make the 3DS an amazing platform for anybody who enjoys a good puzzle game. Check it out, and prepare to get addicted to sliding tiles and frantically saving minis from a plunge into the dark abyss.
Date: June 4, 2013