So I'm conquering "Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords" (2006), the Nintendo DS equivalent of crack cocaine, again - at speed. As a petite, manga-style druidess rather than a burly, manga-style knight. Skipping the story and ignoring the shops, citadel building, enemy capturing, mount training, item forging and besieging of cities (who wants an empire, anyway?). Allowing my character only equipment from the spoils of combat. In other words, reducing the game to its gem-matching puzzler essence. Have already passed level 12.
Also playing: "Hot Pixel" (2007) on Sony PSP. Atari's take on "Wario Ware", with a goofy street vibe. Had for the trifling sum of $9.81 from Electronics Boutique.