GameSpot writes: "The combination of traditional platforming and block-busting puzzles is an odd marriage, but Henry Hatsworth makes it worthwhile. Both aspects of the game are first-class, mixing intricately designed platforming stages with frantic puzzle action. The visuals make your elderly protagonist quite endearing and bring the world to life with vibrant colors. The music is also top-notch, complementing the hectic action perfectly with some energetic beats. The high difficulty in the later stages can be frustrating at times, but that is the only tear in the otherwise immaculate suit Hatsworth proudly wears. Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is not only one of the strangest platformers on the Nintendo DS, it's also one of the best".