Whenever I look at games that are about to drop onto my desk, I always watch a of the gameplay and have a bit of read up beforehand, just so I know what I’m letting myself in for.
When it comes to genres such as puzzle games, I’ll openly admit I’m first to hold back as I find very little entertainment out of them and often think it’s something I’d download on my iPad for a flight or something, however with Spiral Splatter this was something that took me by surprise and am finding somewhat entertaining.
It’s brought to us by producers Sometimes You and developed by Neonchimp Games. The concept for the game is quite straightforward, as all you need to do is get the ball from one end of the circuit to the other, sometimes pushing your patience to the limit.
The game puts your puzzle problem solving skills to the test over 100 levels all spaced out between 11 different stages, the stages bringing something that bit more difficult to the puzzle each time and becoming more challenging.
Each level is time based and you want to finish before the ghost catches up to you, if you’re going for those perfect scores you are forever chasing. Some levels will make you backtrack on yourself so not only are you thinking about how to get through the level itself, you also need to keep in mind how you started out as you will need to flick certain switches to get further into the puzzle.
Graphically this game is bright and colourful in stunning HD graphics with very easy controls and nothing too complexing. All you need to think of it like is that old metal buzzer game where you cannot touch the bar itself or that horrible buzzer goes off. Except with this game the ball your trying to get through the course will just keep re-appears every time you lose control of it.
The three stages I have played so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed as much as I have had to stop myself from launching a controller across the lounge due to how difficult it can get, all you need to remember is to take a deep breath and just then tear that level a new one once you have recompose yourself.
I genuinely feel for the price of £4.99 you would be stupid to pass this game by as although it’s not a long story-based game, it is something you can easily get friends or families involved with and make into a competition type of event. I enjoyed it so much I did get my fiancé Vickie involved as well, and a game that you recommend is a game worth playing.
A fun and challenging game that'll keep you on your toes with its bright and colourful atmosphere.
- Over 100 mind puzzling levels to work your way through
- Easy controls and good soundtrack to the game
- Bright vibrant levels forever colour changing
- No narrativity to the game and very self dependent
- Can get very repetitive although levels change
- Can get very frustrating and a lot of self composure needed