There are puzzle games a plenty available in the App Store these days and Colorbind is the latest to try to hit the top of the App Store charts with it’s beautiful looking paper ribbon puzzles. One of the best things about Colorblind is how simply beautiful it looks as you pull and twist the paper ribbons of paper around the screen, it may not sound like much but it is truly an artistically beautiful piece of work.
So how are we pulling and twisting color paper ribbons around our iPhone screens? Well it’s pretty easy, placed across the screen are colored dots and to complete each level you need to pull the paper ribbons out across the screen to overlay the same color dots. Cover them all and you move on to the next level.
There are 84 levels in total split equally across Easy, Medium and Hard categories where you have to complete Easy to move on to Medium and complete Medium to move onto the 28 Hard levels. As you would expect the first levels start you off easily and a simply tutorial also helps to get you going. Each of the colored ribbons that you have to play with start at the edge of the screen and by placing your finger on it you can then drag it across the screen as you drag your finger over it. You’ll start with just with just one color ribbon but as you move on through the 84 levels you’ll need to contend with more colored ribbons on the same level.
Multiple colored ribbons on the same levels definitely adds to the complexity of the puzzle and you’ll often find your self either pulling one of your colored ribbons back a bit to try a different route or when you are in too much of a mess a swift shake of your iPhone/iPod Touch will reset all the ribbons for the level back to their starting position so that you can try again.
There’s no scoring to the game, no time limits, no punishments for restarting the levels even. There are achievements included, all be it only 10, and there are statistics to so that you can see how far you have pulled your colored ribbon and how many levels you have completed for example but ultimately your only competitor is yourself.
To say that there is no multi-player options, online score boards or social networking integration would normally be a bad thing and truthfully the game would certainly benefit from these additions, however the exclusion of these items should not deter you in trying out this great looking puzzler game which is a pleasure for you eyes and great exercise for your brain.
- Great looking puzzler
- Relaxing game-play
- 84 brainteasing levels
The Not So Good
- No Scoring
- No Multi-player
Reviewed By: Craig Willis
Price: $1.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: Feb 18, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
1.0 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
Size: 9.1 MB
Seller: Daniel Lutz
© 2010 Daniel Lutz
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later.