|Reviewer: SlowMotionRiot||Date: Jan 15, 2002|
|The thing that's always amazed me about the NES is that such incredibly fun games can be created while the player uses only a total of four buttons and eight directions. I'm sure that a lot of today's game designers could learn a thing or two--or at least get a gentle reminder--if they picked up an old NES game and started playing it for a little while. That being said, however, I would not recommend they play Palamedes to be reminded about playability. Although the overall package is desirable--a casino- or circus-themed puzzle game along the same lines as Tetris--it doesn't play as well as it should.
I found this game at my local used game shop for less than four dollars American. If you've got a working system and two functioning controllers--as well as a healthy action-puzzle addiction--than this one just might be for you. Fans of Tetris Attack and Pokemon Puzzle League may also be in for a treat.