Nintendo isn’t alone in its bold attempt at creating every single permutation of block-based puzzle games. The latest such puzzler for the DS comes from Square Enix and has the curious Japanese name of Yosumin DS.
Yosumin DS is a puzzle game that Square Enix originally released as a free flash-based game on the internet. The goal of the game is to make colored blocks disappear from a board full of them. You do so by forming squares whose vertexes are the same color and block type. All blocks within the sides of the square that you’ve formed disappear, with new blocks coming in to take their place. The larger you make your squares, the more points you earn.
Sample the game for yourself through @nifty. To begin, click on the yellow button to the right of the screen shot. Keep in mind that you only need to touch two diagonally opposite vertexes from your desired square, and the game will take care of the rest.
The DS version of Yosumin features the same basic rules as the web version, but adds new options. You’ll find new block types, including one type that can be slid around the screen to change the board layout. The game also adds a two player competitive mode that’s playable via a single cart.
Yosumin hits the Japanese DS on November 8th 2007, carrying the budget price of 2,800 yen. A US version has yet to be announced. [Via DS.IGN.com]
Tags: DS | Puzzle Game