VideoGamer.com: "Doodle Hex should be on any discerning DS owner's radar. What's most important is that its main hook - drawing symbols to cast spells - works well. And, if you like that, there's tons to do in the game. Each character has his or her own set of runes and combos (there are literally hundreds) to learn. Then there are characters to unlock, as well as other secret runes awarded by completing specific one off challenges. Doodle Hex is a clever idea on a console full of clever ideas. We can't wait to get doodling with the final version."