I decided to check out Pet Alien out of curiosity, though I honestly didn't have much hope for the game. But to my surprise, it is a really delightful new DS title. There's really not much of a story there -- not anything that will endear you to the characters -- but the gameplay is really fun. The game also looks really good, which was another surprise, considering the ROM size. What kind of game is it? It's not really a platformer -- though there is one alien, so far, that does do a bit of that. It's almost more of a puzzle game. It starts out very simple, yet is still very fun. But as you progress to the later levels, there's plenty of brain challenge. Anyway, if you haven't yet checked this game out, and are bored for something new, give it a try. It's staying in my DS for a while. I really dig it.