In this weekly column, we’ll be selecting inexpensive, discarded titles from still playable consoles for your perusal. They may be games you’ve heard of and remember playing, or they may be games that have flown completely off of your radar. Just know that we love them and they’re available on the cheap. That’s a bonafide win/win situation.
If you have any favorite titles that you consider hidden gems, let us know in the comments below and we might feature your pick in the weekly column.
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
Platform: Nintendo DS
Original Release: March 17th, 2009
What’s better than a blend of traditional puzzle game elements with a 2D side-scrolling platformer? Not much. This Nintendo DS title from EA released to a wealth of critical praise, a cult following and a sales record that was less than desirable.
You play as Henry Hatsworth, an English gentleman, as he embarks on a quest to piece together the Golden Suit. On your journey, you’ll have to fight enemies in both the real world and the puzzle realm; when you fight an enemy on the main screen, it dies and ends up on the touchscreen. The touchscreen houses the puzzling action.
Look, it all sounds very complicated, but, trust me, it’s not. Here’s a trailer from EA that explains the way the two screens work:
If you have a DS or will be landing a Nintendo 3DS this holiday, consider Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure. It’s a fantastic game that you’ll be able to land on the cheap. Plus, it’s absurdity makes it awesome.
Be sure to check out our ever-growing list of Hidden Gems.