Polyhedra [rating: 3.5/5]
“Another puzzle game” I hear you cry, “my iPhone is already full of puzzle games, why should I get another one?”, well I’ll tell you, if you have an iPhone/iPod touch full of puzzle games you must obviously like them, and secondly it’s only 2 bucks so what have you got to lose? If that hasn’t got you interested already, read on, if you are interested also read on!
The aim of Polyhedra is to fill a given percentage of the screen with geometric shapes, sounds simple enough right? Well obviously it’s not that easy. Firstly you only have a certain number of shapes to use, secondly, there are a multitude of enemies hell bent on stopping you from building your shapes. The whole game can be played with a single finger so that makes controls pretty simple. Touching the screen creates your shape and the longer you hold your finger down the larger it grows, don’t let one of the enemies that are bouncing around the screen touch the shape that you are creating though as it will kill it and reduce the number of shapes that you have at your disposal by one.
You start with circles and as you complete enough levels you get to unlock squares, pentagons, hexagons and more with your high scores all being uploaded to the Agon leaderboards which is a portal for Polyhedra and other games too. The psychedelic backgrounds create quite a colorful experience and with the simplicity of the game play the balance works well.
A ‘Toy Box’ has been added where you can play with all the geometric shapes just for fun to create you own pictures, but it doesn’t really add anything to the game and most of my time was spent playing the game rather than playing in the Toy Box.
Polyhedra is a relatively short game but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in simplicity and fun.
- One fingered fun
- Unique puzzle style
The Not So Good
- Not enough content
- Toy Box is limited
Reviewed By: Craig Willis
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Polyhedra iPhone Gameplay