When it comes to puzzle games we think that less is often more, and sushi-munching-monster game Umai! may prove just that when it hits the App Store at midnight.
Taking control of a tiny monster surrounded by a conveyer belt of sushi, Umai!’s goal of this charming match-three puzzler is simple - eat as many of the fishy treats as possible.
Touching your monster extends its tongue, and tracing a line between sushi of the same type has it slurp them down. A countdown timer keeps the pressure on as you try to beat your previous high-score. Time increases the more you eat, but this doesn’t stop the ticking clock forcing silly mistakes as you race to beat it.
There are six different kinds of sushi on offer, including a few special varieties help and hinder your progress. These special snacks include a poisoned variety that breaks your current combo, and the more helpful rainbow flavour that lets you chain together two types of sushi in a single mouthful.
Umai!’s 8-bit visuals and chiptune audio may not appeal to everyone, but it looks like this little puzzler could be worth sampling when it hits the App Store for 69p / 99c tonight.