Action-packed games are a blast to play, but sometimes you don’t feel like chasing down bad guys or zipping along at a high rate of speed while trying to avoid impossible obstacles. That’s where a nice and relaxing puzzle game is perfect.
Shapes!! offers players a beautifully designed relaxing, yet challenging, puzzle environment.
Developed by Pawel Jurczyk, this puzzler for iPhone and iPad is a great way to tickle your brain.
Concept and Functionality:
The idea behind Shapes!! is deceivingly simple. The goal of the game is to flip tiles on the board in order to change their color from black to blue.
However, tiles on each side of the tapped tile change, as well, and players must strategically flip in order to complete levels. Players must try to solve puzzles in as few moves as possible in order to receive the best score.
If this sounds a bit confusing, Shapes!! guides new players through an interactive tutorial that shows them the basics of the game.
Not only will you be playing the game like a pro in a minute or two, but you’ll know exactly what to do.
Like many great puzzle games, Shapes!! is easy to understand but difficult to master.
One of the things that surprised me the most about Shapes!! is that the graphics are gorgeous.
Even the background music is pleasant enough to not warrant a dash for the volume button after a few minutes of gameplay. There are illustrations that guide players through the storyline of the game, and they’re beautiful to look at.
When it comes to numbers, Shapes!! offers 70 different levels that span four geographical areas: Forest, Sand, Ice, and Volcano.
Players earn diamonds based on level performance, and each area requires a certain number of diamonds before it can be unlocked.
Also, Shapes!! provides players with tips in case they happen to get stuck on a level. Tips will display the correct move needed to solve the puzzle, and additional tips can be acquired via in-app purchase.
Shapes!! is available to download from the App Store for $0.99 and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.
Personally I think that the game is well worth the price, especially considering the amount of content in the game.
If you’re looking for a casual puzzle that’ll take you on a unique journey while challenging your problem-solving skills, Shapes!! is definitely the game for you.
It’s a fantastic way to pass the time.
Shapes!! requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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