|System: DS||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: New Wave||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: DSI Games||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: April 1, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-2||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
by Devin Finley
It's never easy to come up with a new innovative puzzle game, but thanks to the Nintendo DS, just about anyone will try their hand at it these days. From Picross to Neves, it seems that anyone will givea puzzle game a try. To prove my point, I give you Double Sequence. Double Sequence: The Q-Virus Invasion has turned out to be a Virus where the most logical cure is destruction.
Most comparable to Mateos, Double Sequence is not nearly as good a game. Your objective is to "crack" the DNA code of the Q-Virus. To do this, you must move and match the colored tiles on the screen. Colored tiles occupy both screens and are to be shifted for opposite colors on opposite screens. Sound simple enough? It is desperately so. You begin with a single line and work your way up to more complex blocks. The tiles are shifted horizontally, and when you have a match, they fly vertically across the screen. If you don't fall asleep from the lack of anything exciting, you'll eventually win.
In order to win a level, you must scroll left or right until the correct color tile is parallel to the one(s) you wish to move. To move the parallel tile, adjacent tiles must by the same color of the tile(s) you wish to swap with. If any of these factors are less than substantial, the tile(s) will not move. While playing Double Sequence, I noticed similarities in tile movement and counting sheep. When the store associate woke me up, I found it was time to leave.
One interesting factor of Double Sequence is leveling up. By interesting I, of course, mean annoying. When the level is won, you must go back to the menu and search for the next level. It's like a game within a game, only pointless and boring. Once the sequence of tiles is complete and matching, Boom, (literally) and you've beaten the level. Have fun navigating to the next.