Publisher : Atlus / Hori Electric Company
Release : 1994(JP, NA)
Shinobu Oribe (Bekkun Orinda),
Pieces is a quirky jigsaw puzzler, that's completely forgotten about today. Which is a shame as it is a hidden puzzling gem that must be played by all. Especially by those who love their puzzle games.
The game is either one or two player, and on standard mode has the player complete a jigsaw at the same time as your opponent....
...Wait don't go... It's a really good game, honest :-)
The enemy opponents are Rice Bowl Crab, Delinquent Boar, Geeky Gilbert and Revengeful Ryoko. Of all of them, only Revengeful Ryoko will cause any difficulty, especially as a ghost, she is immune to any power-ups that affect her.
The game therefore, is fun, but short lived as a single player game. With you defeating all the opponents in no time at all.
No the game only really comes into it's own in two player. Once you are pitted against a fellow human, and screaming abuse as your fellow player uses a cruel power-up attack, can you really get why this game is such a gem.
Two Player on the All Play is nice as well, with you both able to work on the same jigsaw together. It is a nice collaborative option, that is a particularly fun option if you have kids.
Overall this game is a blast, and as cute as anything. My only gripe is that for the most part, it is far too easy and so will be defeated without too much difficulty. Still for something a bit different to your typical game it cannot be beaten.
If ever there was a game crying out to be re-made on an i-phone or tablet, it is this game! Give the game a try today.