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Fun puzzle game with and interesting twist
on September 29, 2012
I don't usually review the faotd that I download, but I really enjoyed this game so I thought I'd throw in my two cents. At first glance, this may look like a game you are already familiar with, but then the color mixing twist gets thrown in there, and it's something completely new and different. It's a challenging puzzle game that really requires you to think about your moves.
I was really pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this game is. Gameplay is similar to Flow, where you have to connect two colored dots by drawing a colored line. But, where I found that game kind of boring, this one is much more interesting and unique. One of the things I really like is that for many puzzles, it seems like there is more that one way you could solve it. I like feeling like I'm actually puzzling it through instead of just trying to recreate what the designer had in mind. The order you do things in is even more important in this game, since you can go over your own lines and doing so changes your board. So you really need to think about how each move will effect your future moves.
Personally, I don't have a problem with the lack of instructions. There are simple "tutorial-like" levels that, without words, teach you what you need to do for the more complicated levels. Even if it takes you 2 or 3 tries to figure out what it's trying to teach you, it's still pretty simple. I suppose I also got the idea there would be color mixing involved from the game's description, so that did not throw me. As for the little balls, it only took two or three tries to figure that out, as well. It is a puzzle game, after all. Try something out!
(Just for reference, I've made it to level 26 so far. The only one I had to skip completely because I could not figure it out was level 15, but I will be going back to try it again.)
One thing I'm glad to see is it unlocks a few levels ahead, so if you get completely stuck, you can skip a level and come back (press the menu button). This is good since there isn't a hint system.
And although I would appreciate a level restart button, you can undo as many moves as you want, all the way back to the beginning, or go to the menu and go back to the level, so there are a couple of not-too-difficult ways to do it.
The graphics are okay. Not too slick but they get the job done.
For the free app of the day, I think this was a great find and I'm certainly happy I picked it up. I think I will enjoy completing it. For a paid app, If you enjoy visual puzzles (and know how to mix your colors :) ) I think it would be worth the buck. Just keep in mind this is a think ahead type game. If you hate thinking a few moves ahead, then this game is really not for you.