It’s been a while since I last reviewed a game. I had to take some time off for some personal stuff but I’m back now. /rant
So, one of our favorite publishers, Teyon, was kind enough to grant us a download code for their recently launched Nintendo eShop title, Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles. It’s an interactive puzzle game with a lot to offer. Read on to find out how it fares in our review.
When it comes down to gameplay, I really don’t like complex games. I’m more of a Action/Sports gamer with a small interest in puzzlers like Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, etc. If the puzzles are too complex for my primitive mind then I’m not interested. However, Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles is one of the few really simple puzzle games. It’s so simple that even I was a bit annoyed with the amount of simplicity. The First 50 levels (I’ve only played that much) are so easy that a 3 year kid can complete it without breaking a sweat. The game offers almost 300 Puzzling levels with 7 different worlds.
You are in control of a Monkey named Morris, who embarks on a quest to find hearts for his High School (or Tree School) sweetheart, Molly. You can move boulders, blocks, etc by interacting with them. You also have to avoid those pesky snails and their friends otherwise Morris dies a painful death. The main objective of each puzzle is to figure out a way to collect all the hearts and go back to Molly unharmed.
You can move Morris with the D-pad or Circle pad. The control scheme is easy, only button you should care about is the “A” button because it lets you interact with different objects in the world. In addition, the X button will restart the current puzzle while the Y button will take you back to the menu. You can also zoom in on your favorite monkey with the R-trigger.
Graphics and Sounds
Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles offers a rich cartoon like graphics. The cutscenes make it even more cute than it really is. Each stage is rendered in 3D and the faces that Morris makes while interacting with different objects are funny. The background music is nothing to brag about but at least it doesn’t distract you from the core gameplay. Some may find the music as a decent addition to the overall gameplay, but I didn’t.
Verdict: Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles Cuteness overload
The main thing that makes Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles stand out as a decent game is the graphics. I find it really amusing and cute. Despite the fact that puzzles are fairly easy, it’s still a decent puzzle game overall. I’m certain that the difficulty will ramp up with each new world. If you’re looking for a simple puzzle game that involves quite less brain work then this is the game for you, or maybe if you’re a kid then it’s DEFINiTELY the game for you. However, gamers who want more tricky and complex puzzles should avoid it at any cost. Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles is available for $3.99 via Nintendo eShop.