Artilect Pro Review
- Great gameplay concept.
- Lots of content with a versus mode.
- Colourful visuals.
- Very difficult.
If you enjoy challenges in your action or puzzle games, Artilect will deliver, but you may be biting off more than you can chew.
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Artilect by Atomic Cactus is a puzzle game in which you take turns against a human or AI controlled opponent, trying to change the colour of orbs to reach your opponent's goal. It's also very difficult as the AI is brutal even on the early stages. What then is it, that makes this game so hard to put down?
Control is all touch based. Each level consists of green orbs between the two goals, with the game starting in the middle. Upon touching a green orb, you change it to your colour, draw a line between the orb you travelled from and surrender your turn to your opponent. If you travel to a previously visited orb, you can continue your turn, but you can never travel along a line that has been travelled before. This back and forth combined with a devious AI results in a lot of lost games and stale mates, and this is before gates and orange orbs are introduced.
Visually the game is full of colour and movement and is never dull to look at while playing. Music consists of simple atmospheric beat tracks, but ipod support is enabled. There are sixty levels across three difficulties, a two-player versus mode and Openfeint achievements and leaderboards.
Artilect is a hard game. The AI is relentless but with its engaging gameplay and content, the game is addictive as hell, and worth a look.
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Featured in "New and Noteworthy" and "What's Hot" on Feb, 2010!
Top 75 in US and Japan in Puzzle and Strategy categories on Feb 6, 2010!
Top 75 in UK in Strategy/iPad on June 6, 2010!
Now iPad compatible.
Play Artilect on your iPhone AND iPad without paying twice!
What the reviews say:
"The concept is simple yet challenging. The graphics are beautiful and OpenFeint achievments are available. What more could one want?"
"This is an amazing game! After few levels I got the hang of the stratagy and didn't notice how the hour went by. This game involves great use of your intellect to figure out simple patterns."
"Finally something is easing my Drop7 addiction!"
Artilect is an addictive puzzle/strategy game with 60 different levels, ranging from Easy to Hard, that are sure to satisfy your desire for a new challenge.
Using familiar swipe, tap and pinch gestures navigate your way to a target destination on each level by carefully selecting the path you take. Beware that your opponent also has a target at the other end of the level! Try not to get cut off or cornered as you take turns with the computer.
Pick up and play! Artilect will guide you with visual in-game tutorials, but the concepts are easy enough to understand by just playing the first few levels. Gradual introduction of new puzzle concepts and elements make for a gentle learning curve. Auto-save feature allows you to exit out anytime without losing your progress.
Complete all 3 episodes, unlock achievements and compare your score with everyone else's online via the OpenFeint game network.
- Auto Save feature - never lose any progress!
- Online leaderboards, no registration required
- Achievements (including secret achievements - can you unlock them?)
- 2 Player Versus mode
- Familiar iPhone controls like pinch to zoom and double-tap
- 3 episodes, 20 levels each
- In-Game visual tutorials
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What's New in Version 1.0.85- Fixed a bug with the 2-player prompt
- Updated to the latest OpenFeint version