Art Style: Pictobits
Cost: 500 points
Replay Value: 9/10
Art Style: Pictobits is one of many games in a very diverse series, but it may just be the best one. In the levels, differently shaped blocks fall, and you must use some of the "bits" on the bottom of the screen to complete those blocks to either make them into a 2x2 square (or larger) or a 1x4 or larger line. These bits will then move to the top scren and begin to form a figure from an old school 8-bit Nintendo game. If you get a bunch of lines or squares completed in a row, you'll start a combo which makes the number of bits times the level of the combo move to the top screen. You also earn coins throughout the levels. With these coins, you can buy music from the game or "Dark Mode" levels which are much tougher than the regular levels.
Overall, the game is a ton of fun but it does have a few drawbacks. It's great to see the 8-bit figures forming on the top screen, especially if you played their original games long ago. Even the music is great since it's a slightly remixed version of a tune from the figure's NES game. Unfortunately, the game is quite short. The regular levels shouldn't take you more than 2 hours if even, and even Dark Mode is easy once you get good enough. If anything, the game needs more levels, or even downloadble levels in the DSi Shop. The game has only 15 levels (30 if you count Dark Mode) yet some extremely popular Nintendo exclusives are completely missing. 5 of the levels are Mario themed, but not a single one is Metroid themed, which is especially surprising since some lesser known Nintendo titles such as Devil World were included, which was never released outside Japan. Nevertheless, it's still an excellent game and the replayability makes up for the small amount of stages. I highly recommend this to anyone who's a fan of Nintendo.