Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition

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Puzzle & Dragons Z +
Super Mario Bros. Edition
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Developer(s)GungHo Online Entertainment
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Puzzle & Dragons Z
Takayuki Takahara
Naoki Fukuda
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
Yoshimasa Yamada
Producer(s)Daisuke Yamamoto
Composer(s)Puzzle & Dragons Z
Kenji Ito
Yukio Nakajima
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
Keigo Ozaki
Toshiko Tasaki
SeriesPuzzle & Dragons
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS
ReleasePuzzle & Dragons Z
  • JP: December 12, 2013
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
  • JP: April 29, 2015
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
  • EU: May 8, 2015
  • AU: May 9, 2015
  • NA: May 22, 2015
Genre(s)Role-playing, puzzle
Mode(s)Single-player

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition is a 2015 role-playing puzzle game for Nintendo 3DS developed by GungHo Online Entertainment. It is a compilation of Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition from the Puzzle & Dragons series for North America and Europe. Before the bundled game was announced, the first game Puzzle & Dragons Z[a] was released in Japan on December 12, 2013, and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[b] was released in Japan on April 29, 2015.[1] The bundled game was released in May 2015 for NA and PAL regions.[2]

Development[edit]

On May 3, 2013, GungHo revealed a spin-off for the Nintendo 3DS named Puzzle & Dragons Z during the Puzzle & Dragons Fan Appreciation Festival 2013. The game was released in Japan on December 12, 2013.[3] Gameplay is identical to the mobile game, but it adds RPG elements such as towns and NPCs. As of July 30, 2014, the game had shipped over 1.5 million copies.[4]

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for the Nintendo 3DS features characters from the Super Mario series in gameplay similar to that from Puzzle & Dragons Z, including an overworld and story. It was released on April 29, 2015, in Japan as a standalone title.[5]

The bundled game for North America, Europe, Australia, and South Korea was first announced on January 14, 2015 and was released on May 22, 2015.[6]

The Nintendo eShop has an exclusive pre-purchase bonus by adding a special downloadable creature which is provided by online code found on the electronic receipt after purchase.[7]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic73/100[8]
Review score
PublicationScore
IGN7.9/10[9]

IGN's Kallie Plagge awarded the game a score of 7.9 out of 10, stating Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition is the shining star alongside the less successful Z."[9] It has a score of 73 out of 100 on Metacritic.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: パズドラZ Hepburn: Pazudora Z?
  2. ^ Japanese: パズル&ドラゴンズ スーパーマリオブラザーズ エディション Hepburn: Pazuru & Doragonzu Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Edishon?

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Shows More More Characters And Gameplay". Siliconera. 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (2015-02-21). "Here's a gameplay video for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition". VG247. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  3. ^ "Puzzle & Dragons Z 3DS Game's Promo Streamed - Interest". Anime News Network. May 3, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Nutt, Christian (July 30, 2014). "Puzzle & Dragons' GungHo has great first half: $523 million in profit". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  5. ^ "Nintendo and GungHo team up for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition". Polygon. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition coming west in May". Gematsu. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150526180005/http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/Bydi-gOm4PyzWMDO-FUXaj1EkAUALJ51. Archived from the original on May 26, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ a b "Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  9. ^ a b Plagge, Kallie (2015-05-19). "Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Review Review". IGN. Retrieved 2015-09-05.

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