Gunpey review

To look at it you'd never be able to tell, but Gunpey, Q Entertainment's latest puzzle game for the PSP, has an undercurrent of melancholy running beneath its bright and fizzing visuals.

The game was named after one Gunpei Yokoi, the Nintendo employee who invented, amongst other things, none other than the Game Boy back in 1989. Gunpei was killed in a road traffic accident in 1997, and to commemorate his brilliant video gaming achievements and inventions, this game was created, misspelled and released in his honour.

It's an inevitable comparison, but in many ways Gunpey is reminiscent of Tetris, that exemplary handheld puzzle game that debuted on Yokoi's Game Boy and fuelled ten million obsessive compulsive tidying disorders.

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