- Strong memory game concept.
- Players have access to their iPod during gameplay.
- The game's controls are very easy to use.
- The rate at which new squares are added is far too frequent, making the game quite hard.
- The amount of points gained from sequences is quite low unless you can manage to memorise 7 or so colours in one go.
- No online leaderboard options or in-depth highscore access.
While there are some minor issues, Cubik is a unique title and still worth a look at; especially if you love memory based puzzle games.
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Cubik is a memory based game where players must clear away a large cluster of coloured shapes by gathering points in order to do so. Players earn points by tapping out different coloured sequences shown on screen. Players have control of the length of each sequence and more points are awarded the longer it is.
Players tap and hold on the lower left hand button in order to be given the ‘Simon says’ style sequence and will have to tap out that sequence correctly once they let go. Your goal is to clear away all of the coloured squares and once players have collected 100 points they can smash a square of their choice. You’ll also need to manoeuvre the cluster by tilting your iPhone in order to reach the different coloured squares.
The 3D visuals look good but are a bit simple. The sound is limited to small beeps and chimes when you memorise the colour sequence and tap on squares but players are free to use their iPod during gameplay. Players will be able to play through one main game mode with a local stat board to keep track of highscores.
Cubik boasts a solid concept and a lot of potential that memory game fans will enjoy but it still needs adjustment. The rate at which new squares are added to the cluster is far too frequent, making the game exceedingly difficult; unless you’re able to memorise 6-7 colour sequences easily and rack up large point bonuses. These issues are only minor though and hopefully will be addressed with an update or two.
Break 'em ALL!
We are unsure as to the reasoning behind this apparently natural need to break these Cubes. Perhaps it's because we can.
Cubik is a quick and easy game to learn and play. Be forewarned that some have referred to the gameplay as "painfully addictive". (They really said that, I'm not making it up)
These Cubes must be destroyed. It’s a dirty job but someone has got to do it! The task is quite literally in your hands.
Do your best to gather Energy Points by memorizing Cube colors and tapping the central Cubes in the same order. Tilt your device to navigate around the Cube cluster in this fully 3D environment to find the Cubes you need.
Find Power Upgrades. Find Power Surges.
Use these acquired Powers and your down right awesome skill to quickly destroy the Cubes before too many enter the screen and overload the system!
- Adjustable settings allow you to exploit your own natural skills of memorization and recall.
- Adjustable Gear Icon can be moved to your preferred side, just in case you like playing with the other hand.
- Progressive design elements allow you to become better with every play.
- Set your "Play Position" to which ever angle you like and at any time. You like to play while standing on your head? No problem. While posing for a catalog stretched out sideways? No problem. In bed? Definitely no problem!
- Enjoy your own music while breaking Cubes with or without the sounds of smashing. We always thought that song should have some shatter in it.
Hold your finger on the Gear icon to generate a color Cube sequence. Memorize the Cubes as they are displayed in realtime. Memorize three or thirty, it's your choice depending on the size of your cranium. Stuff your brain with these Cubes then tap the central Cubes in the same order as memorized to gather Energy Points.
Meanwhile, more Cubes are entering your screen at an increasing rate. Use your acquired Energy Points to shatter those Cubes and maintain a reasonable number of on-screen Cubes. MOre than six of any color will overload the system, at which time you'll have only a few short seconds to eradicate the issue.
Your success is not entirely reliant on your short-term memory, you may find help from within. During the act of smashing Cubes into oblivion and scattering they're fragmented shards across a void of vast emptiness, certain advantages may present themselves.
Power Spikes attach themselves to the hull of your Cube Display to increase the amount of Energy taken from each Cube in a repeat sequence. These neat little helpy helpers will also remain attached from game to game, right by your side like a faithful companion. Make too many mistakes and they may jump ship, so be careful.
Power Surges are the most fun to use. They grant an ability of mass Cube destruction. Once found, Surges will sit and wait in their holding mechanism until you decide to facilitate their power. Drag them over and plug them in. A spectacle of fading Cube fragments is only a gentle shaking away.
I will be paying close attention to ALL the players of Cubik. I thank you for purchasing the game and I feel an obligation to make it the best experience it can be. Your feedback is of great importance to me, so please feel free to leave comments and/or email me with your thoughts.
Future updates with additional content are always in development. So just keep on smashing cubes and I'll keep on adding more!