Best 3DS Games 2017

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition

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At first glance you might think that Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition is little more than a match-three puzzle game with upgraded visuals. But you’ll quickly realise it’s more than that.

As the title suggests, for your investment you actually get two distinct games.

Puzzle & Dragons Z is definitely the better of the two, where you’ll need to tackle a looming evil that threatens the break the world into convenient puzzle piece-shaped islands.

You need to pick your Dragons before each “dungeon” and then use the touch screen to re-arrange coloured Orbs to match the Elements together. But, when you successfully create a line any Dragon who shares that element will attack, with the power dependent on their level.  

You’ll need to raise and train your Dragons too, with elements of Pokemon thrown in for good measure.

The Super Mario Edition is a Mario-themed adventure with similar gameplay, but is definitely less involved than the original.

Nevertheless, you’re getting a lot of game for a relatively inexpensive price.

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At time of review Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition was available for £24.99.