Gem Smashers

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Gem Smashers
Gem Smashers cover art.jpg
Developer(s) Frame Studios
Publisher(s) Metro3D, Inc. (GBA)
Crave Entertainment (Wii, 3DS)
Thumbstar Games (iOS)
Funbox Media (PS4, PS Vita)
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Release Game Boy Advance
  • JP: November 21, 2003[2]
Wii/Nintendo 3DS
  • NA: November 8, 2011[3]
iOS
  • WW: November 15, 2012
PS4, PS Vita
  • EU: February 24, 2017
  • NA: March 3, 2017
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Gem Smashers, known in Japan as Pazuin Umininno Pazuru Denimu (パズにん~うみにんのパズルでにむ~), is a puzzle video game developed by Frame Studios and published by Metro3D, Inc. for the Game Boy Advance. The game was released in North America on July 1, 2003, and in Japan on November 21, 2003.[1][2]

Gem Smashers was originally announced in 2002 under the working title "Bau Bam Bom", named after the three playable characters.[4] The game was ported to Wii and Nintendo 3DS on November 8, 2011.[3]

Reception[edit]

The game received mostly positive reviews. IGN noted that the game was "one of the most original puzzle games on the GBA so far."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Calvert, Justin (July 1, 2003). "Gem Smashers ships". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 1, 2009. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "メトロ3D、シュールキャラクタ"うみにん"が活躍GBA用アクションパズル「パズにん~うみにんのパズルでにむ~」" (in Japanese). Game Watch. October 21, 2003. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Downin, Jonathan (October 24, 2011). "Shippin' Out October 23-29: Battlefield 3". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ IGN staff (April 4, 2002). "Bau Bam Bom". IGN. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Tierney, Adam (December 3, 2003). "Gem Smashers Review". IGN. Retrieved July 1, 2009.