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Pretty Girls 2048 Strike Review

[PS5] Pretty Girls 2048 Strike Review
EdEN
  • On May 18, 2023

Pretty Girls 2048 Strike from eastasiasoft and ZOO Corporation is a sliding puzzle battle game on PlayStation. Check our Pretty Girls 2048 Strike review!

 

Pretty Girls 2048 Strike from eastasiasoft and ZOO Corporation is a sliding puzzle battle game on PlayStation. As the name suggests, it’s based on the main gameplay mechanics for mobile game 2048, which builds on what Three did before it on mobile as well. 2048 then got a ton of games trying to do their own 2048, and it’s now the turn of the Pretty Girls crew to take a stab at it. As expected, there’s a bit of fan service in this one with what it can do given its Rated T for Teen rating on PlayStation.

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Because of this, the gameplay is very easy to get the hang of. You’ll be using the left analog stick or the D-Pad to slide blocks around the playing field as you try to combine numbers of the same value. When doing this, the numbers will be added together to give you a block with that new number so that you can continue to replicate the process over and over again. The numbers that you get can then be used to slide the blocks into the enemy blocks to deal damage so that you can defeat them. Each time you slide the tiles around, a new tile is produced. The game ends when the board is filled, and you can’t slide around the tiles.

 

You can play the game in one of two modes: Stage or Endless. Stage is the main experience in which each of the characters will also have access to a special skill that you can charge up and unleash on your opponents for some added flair and a boost to your odds of survival. How are you going to take on the members of the demon tribes without some special skills? Yes, demon tribes. Anyway, you’ll activate a character’s special skill with the Circle button. As for Endless, it’s a more classic tile-sliding experience since neither your character nor your enemy will have skills to use.

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What special skills can each character use? Sara will reposition all blocks on the board to a random position, but her skill won’t affect immovable blocks. Chikage inflicts damage equal to the largest numbered block on the board. Hotaru will merge random blocks of the same number on the board into one block unless there are no blocks of the same number on the board. Kasumi will sort blocks in ascending order in the playing area.

 

Trophy-wise, since this one is from eastasiasoft, that means we can expect two things: a Cross-Buy release and each version having its own trophy list. That’s definitely the case for Pretty Girls 2048 Strike. Each list is split into 5 Silver trophies and 10 Gold trophies. To get the Platinum, you’ll have ten stages for each of the five demon girls in the game. That means that as long as you beat stage 10 for Lilim, Cerberus, Unicorn, Orochi, and Fafnir, you’ll have one new Platinum trophy to add to your collection.

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Pretty Girls 2048 Strike adds a new puzzle type to the Pretty Girls line by giving us a sliding puzzle game that pays homage to classic puzzler 2048. As you take on the five girls from the demon tribes, you’ll have to make the most of each character’s skills to stay on top of things and counter whatever skills your opponent uses. Pretty Girls 2048 Strike is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $6.99 purchase will give you access to both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game, with each one featuring its own trophy list for you to work on.

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Disclaimer
This Pretty Girls 2048 Strike review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.

Review Overview

Fun tile-sliding puzzle game on PS5
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