Subway Shuffle Review
- Great puzzle gameplay.
- Easy to use controls.
- Option to adjust colour scheme to accommodate colour blind players.
- All game levels are unlocked from the start and can be played in any order.
- There are no consequences for going over the in-game move counter.
- Besides a small picture on your main train cart, there are no other subway related objects in the game.
Besides a little too much player freedom for a puzzle game, Subway Shuffle is still an addictive title that may be worth the current price.
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Subway Shuffle is a puzzle game where players must move their train cart across the tracks to get to the end of the level. However, players must move other train carts out of the way in order to clear a path for them to do so.
Players control their carts by sliding them along the tracks using their finger. Carts are restricted to their respective coloured tracks and cannot move across other tracks, so players will need to juggle different coloured carts in order to clear a path for your main cart.
The visuals consist of basic coloured shapes, and while being a bit primitive for an iPhone game, it gets the job done. The game is restricted to the sound effects of the carts moving and a little fanfare once puzzles are complete, but players are free to use their iPod during gameplay. This is a single player game with no leaderboard or highscore options, but players can repeat levels.
Subway Shuffle is a simple, yet challenging puzzle game, but it’s not without its issues. There is a move counter for each puzzle, but there is no enforcement or penalties for going over it, allowing players to finish puzzles without thinking about them. Also players are free to choose any level they want from the start, meaning there’s no ‘unlocking thrills’. However, these issues are minor and will not distract from the overall fun gameplay. So if you enjoy simple puzzle games with lots of replay value, then you may want to check out Subway Shuffle.
DescriptionSubway Shuffle is now on sale for $0.99, down from US $1.99 regular price!
See Subway Shuffle Lite for a free version of Subway Shuffle containing the first six levels, and a sampling of four harder ones. Give it a try! Warning, it is addictive (just see the reviews).
Subway Shuffle represents a new concept in puzzling -- this is not a repackaging of puzzles you've seen elsewhere. Designed and developed by an MIT computer scientist, these puzzles pack a maximum of challenge and complexity into a deceptively simple layout.
Here's the setup: you are riding the subway, and your task is to reach your destination. The problem is, there are other subway cars in your way! Each subway car can move only on its own color line: the red cars on the Red Line, the blue cars on the Blue Line, etc. Can you shuffle the cars from station to station, eventually moving your own car to your exit station?
Subway Shuffle comes with 100 different layouts of increasing difficulty, each a self-contained puzzle in spatial reasoning and logic. The early levels are fairly easy; they help you learn the techniques you will need to solve the later levels. If you get stuck, a "hint" button will show you the next move.
Congratulations to puzzle guru Nick Baxter, who solved level 99! Of course, we had to design a new one, even harder. We thought 99 was beyond human capability, but we were wrong. How about level 100? We'll see...
These features are new in version 2.0:
* Level selection screen for easier navigation.
* Record of solved / unsolved levels.
* Multiple level sets, including "Aubrey's Favorites": the very best levels.
* Undo / redo move.
* Improved command interface.
* Preferences for sound and appearance.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in translating Subway Shuffle to any language we don't support yet.