Posted: May 22
What a wonderful experience. Smart puzzles, cute story and design, lovely clean sound and visuals.
The puzzle difficulty varies a bit, from quite obvious to hair-raisingly difficult. The game is almost always fair, and has clever little ante-pieces to demonstrate new mechanics and ideas. A few puzzles could have been tightened up a bit, as they supplied more blocks than were required for the solution. Other than that, Tetrobot
is a hugely enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Next to solid mechanics, presentation is always important for me, and boy does this game deliver. The design is simple but clever, the different blocks and environments each look distinctive yet work incredibly well within the overall visual theme of the game. The sounds are an absolute joy, I just love the little clinks and chunks the different blocks make when they connect. They are also functional, in that they let let you know what's happening: lasers go vreee
, fire goes woosh
, and the Bot makes the cutest little chirping noises when you do something wrong.
All in all this is a must-buy for puzzle fans.
PS: I'd recommend playing the game on a touch device. It's much more organic and intuitive than the mouse controls.