Blind World [rating: 4/5]
It’s easy to pigeon hole most games as they are just version of established game styles. It’s therefore always refreshing when a new game is released that doesn’t fit into those pre-conceived categories.
So that brings us to Blind World a game that is certainly like no other I have played up to this point. Blind World is a puzzle game where the aim of the game is to make initially invisible surfaces visible by maneuvering a colorful disk around the screen.
The game looks surprisingly good despite it’s simple graphics and soft color scheme but it’s this simplicity that makes Blind World what it is. The music is very atmospheric too and while the game is nothing like Zen Bound the atmospheric style certainly is.
Each of the 40 levels split over 2 episodes start with the disk that you control in the center of the screen resting on one or two of the surface you need to completely reveal. Your task is to then move the disk around the screen to reveal all of the surfaces in the level.
This can be done by either by using the accelerometer or dragging the screen around by dragging your finger around the screen. While it’s good to have multiple control options I found the accelerometer option to work best but I’m sure it’s simply personal choice.
The game plays very well on both the iPhone and iPad, this is a game that will work on both with a single purchase, and you’ll soon find yourself throwing your device around allowing your disk to complete the various shapes and designs of each level.
Each level has a minimum score that needs to be achieved but you can continue after achieving the minimum to achieve high scores that can be synchronised with the OpenFeint social gaming network to compare with other players and unlock the 8 achievements that are available. You can also use OpenFeint to challenge other players to beat scores on individual levels.
It’s currently available on promotion at just 99 cents and I can certainly recommend this game as it offers a unique challenge that will keep you entertained. While the current 40 levels will be completed relatively quickly the developers look like they are planning to update the game with extra content.
- Unique and challenging puzzles
- 2 control options
- Atmospheric, relaxed game play
- Not enough levels
- Unique game play not for everyone
Reviewed on an Apple iPad and an iPhone 4
Blind World Trailer
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released:Sep 18, 2010
Size: 11.5 MB
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.0 or later.