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Shift DX

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
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74

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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSJan 12, 2017

Developer: Choice Provisions

Publisher: Gaijin Games

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

Shift DX marks the return of the classic Shift series. The game will feature all of the levels contained in Shift 1 and 2, along with 100 all-new levels designed specially for this release.

Many have tried to emulate the gameplay of Shift since its first release in 2008, but none have managed to capture the frantic, mind-bending nature of the series. Players are tasked with making their way through a series of perplexing rooms, equipped with nothing more than their ability to "shift" the playing field. Is a wall blocking you from progressing? Flip that level upside down and turn that wall into a pit!

Of course, that's only the beginning of the challenges players will encounter in Shift DX. The road to victory is paved with mysterious items, complex environmental puzzles, and a variety of deadly traps.

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Reviews

FNintendo

6 / 10
FNintendo

Shift DX is a well-thought two-dimensional puzzle game that will have players scratching their heads around 180º rotations, gravity inversions and the best way to reach the exit door while avoiding death by spikes. This is a game that could benefit enormously from a multiplayer mode and a proper online component, as it feels a bit empty outside its fun and challenging main mode.

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Nintendo Life

8 / 10
Nintendo Life

What we have here is a great puzzler for the 3DS. Don't let the simplistic graphics and basic controls distract you from the fun gameplay you'll experience in Shift DX. Aside from a few weird spikes, the difficulty is forgiving for new players but also challenging at points for puzzle veterans. The price tag is also just right for the amount of content you get; playing these two games free on iOS means putting up with ads every time you die.Shift DX takes a simple concept and creates plenty of fun levels out of it. Anyone who enjoys this genre or has a small interest in it should definitely pick this one up.

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NintendoWorldReport

8 / 10.0
NintendoWorldReport

Shift DX is a no-nonsense platformer with simplistic graphics, single-screen puzzles, and straightforward progression. The focus on shifting shows the depth of that concept, as the levels rarely feel stagnant and regularly add new twists as you go deeper. This is a fun platformer that’s easy to get lost in.

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Video Chums

7.6 / 10.0
Video Chums

Shift DX is a portable puzzler that fans of the genre shouldn't pass up on.

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