Electric Box Review
- Excellent puzzle gameplay.
- A little bland visually.
An example of simple execution of a complex concept. Any puzzle fan should have this in their iphone game collection.
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Games like 'The Incredible Machine' were great fun as you got to use a bunch of simple objects to manipulate your way to a goal. Electric Box is quite similar, only the goal is to transfer the flow of electricity from the on switch to the target using different kinds of energy conductors and transferal devices.
Control is all touch and drag. The puzzles are layed out on a grid, and all the objects (from steam machines to magnets to lasers) can be placed anywhere, tapped on for a description, and tapped to switch direction in some cases. The levels start out with some power lines that act as a hint to how you use the objects at your disposal to transfer the energy. As the levels go by, more objects and interesting combinations are introduced to keep you thinking.
The game goes for a very simple, clean interface so you know what is what, and can worry about solving the puzzle. The music is ok, but ipod support is enabled. The game contains sixty five levels with the promise of more added for free in future updates. There are only local highscores.
Electric Box is one of the puzzle games that is all gameplay. There's nothing impressive to look at but when you watch the electricity flow to the target after setting up a level for the last ten minutes, you'll gain a huge feeling of satisfaction. A must for puzzle fans.
"Electric Box is a clever puzzle game with a great interface." - IGN.com
"I've been having a great time with Electric Box, and could easily see myself playing through all the included levels." - Toucharcade.com
"A new, creative puzzle game has surfaced, and it rocks: A little gem from Candystand that's called Electric Box." - Jayisgames.com
About Electric Box:
Candystand.com's most popular electric puzzler is now on the iPhone! Recently featured in the New and Noteworthy section of the iTunes store, Electric Box is making a spark, picking up steam, and creating a buzz.
The goal of the game is simple: get power from the source to the target using items like tea kettles, laser beams, refrigerators & light bulbs. The mechanics are simple, so you can pick the game up and start playing right away, but the game is deep enough to stay challenging for hours.
There are 65 different levels in this version, which includes all the online-playable levels as well as dozens of new and user-generated ones.
Love Geared? Love The Incredible Machine? Crazy Machines? Tangram puzzles? Any old puzzle? Eating? Breathing? Then this is the game for you.