With top-notch titles like Lumines, Gunpey, Every Extend Extra and Meteos, handhelds are becoming a puzzle lover’s dream. Konductra shows similar promise, but unfortunately gets caught in its own mess.
Konductra’s premise isn’t entirely new - it's similar to Othello with a different motive, or Tetris played on a tray instead of in a column. The playfield is a horizontal grid, and every few seconds, you must place a Siamese pair of colored blocks somewhere on the grid. Black and white "conductor" end pieces lie all around the edges of the playfield, and enable you to charge up and destroy all touching blocks of the same color as long as you’re able to connect the "final" block in the line to another end piece of the same color. Once that's done, you hit the switch and the conductor fricassees the blocks.