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Polarium (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Polarium (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Views about the action and gameplay are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the multi player mode and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Polarium (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Polarium (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on People really like the gameplay and action. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the graphics. Many are negative about the multi player mode and reliability.

usability, price, action, gameplay

reliability, multi player

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Polarium (Nintendo DS)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

Polarium (DS)


Polarium is a puzzle game named for its play off of the concept of polarity. Similar to Ikaruga, Polarium is all about switching the polarity of things from light to dark and back again as the situation dictates. It's awfully plain-looking, and some of...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Andrew Thivyanathan (



When Nintendo was first promoting Polarium, they billed it as the next Tetris. Even though I was (gasp!) never a big fan of Tetris, even I realized that it was a very bold claim. That's not to say that Polarium doesn't bring something new to the table.

This article appeared in the August 2005 Issue of CVGames. You can view this Issue by clicking here.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Brownell (



The puzzle genre never ceases to amaze. The amazement isn't from the quality of titles as much as puzzle games existing in the industry alongside the likes of Madden and Grand Theft Auto. The little genre pushes on thanks to gamers everywhere...

Polarium is true puzzle goodness. Despite its graphical simplicity, it has style (though it would be nice if said style was accompanied by interesting music). This style fits perfectly with the simplicity of the gameplay. The trouble is that it feels...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: SHAUN CONLIN (



Not since Tetris has a puzzle game hit its mark so surely, delivering dazzling depths of addictiveness couched in seeming simplicity and elementary yes evasive objectives.

Not since Tetris has a puzzle game hit its mark so surely, delivering dazzling depths of addictiveness couched in seeming simplicity and elementary yes evasive objectives. Nintendo's Polarium for Nintendo DS does exactly that. It's a game of connect...

May, 2005

Expert review by: Modojo Staff (

Polarium Nintendo DS Review


Challenge mode is much like any main mode of a puzzle game. The tiles fall down (almost too) quickly, and the object of the game is to flip the tiles of one color to match the others to make horizontal rows of solid colors. Once that happens, the tiles...

Tough, numerous puzzles will have your brain swimming. Great wireless use too

High learning curve, and a no frills audio/visual package

All of you are probably familiar with the puzzle where you have to connect the dots on a paper without lifting your pen or crossing over your own line. Polarium, Nintendo's latest release for the touch-screen DS, looks to bring that kind of mind game...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Phil Theobald (



She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. This puzzler's all about brain power.

Great logic puzzles; one cart multiplayer capabilities; ability to create and trade puzzles

The game feels limited by the amount of puzzles offered; some might not appreciate the minimalist graphics

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Robert Franklin (



Polarium, the newest addition to the expanding lineup of puzzlers for the DS, is really three games in one. It is a falling block game, but without the infinite addictiveness of Tetris. It's also a short but devious set of mind-bending puzzles....

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Jon Wilcox (

Polarium Review


Polarium is to the Nintendo DS as Tetris is to GameBoy â?“ although Polarium sadly doesnâ??t come free with the DS. A simple yet simply addictive game, Polarium is a weird cross of Reversi/Othello, Chu Chu Rocket, and Tetris, with the aim being to (in...

Mar, 2005

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Polarium - DS Game Reviews - The Armchair Empire


it sure doesn't feel like fun

Expert review by: T.J. Deci (



Borrowing elements of the tabletop classic Reversi (a.k.a.


Product Specifications

With minimalist black and white design and an electronic soundtrack, Polarium is a stylish, engrossing tile-based puzzler that will hook you from your first play. Clear space for the tiles falling from the top screen by removing rows of tiles in the lower screen; do this by flipping blocks, rows and columns of tiles from black to white or vice versa by marking them on the Touch Screen with the Stylus. Create an entire row of black or white and it will vanish. There are also neutral gray tiles, which can help you achieve your goal - an advantage you'll definitely need, as the difficulty ramps up as you move deeper into the action! With 100 puzzles to master along with an option to create your own tile-teasers - plus a two player mode that lets you compete wirelessly against a friend - Polarium is a puzzler's paradise.


Elements:Miscellaneous - puzzle
ESRB Rating:Early Childhood (3+)


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polarium


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational