- A great attempt at a new, growing gameplay style.
- Good variety of in-app song purchases.
- Colorful neon graphics.
- Puzzles only exist at one difficulty level... brutal.
There are many challenges to overcome when playing Likwid, but there's some merit to trial and error gameplay that keeps you glued to the screen.
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Fans of music based games and abstract puzzle solving will probably look at Likwid by FunMobility and say, 'Oh yeah, I've played that game before'. But instead of pointing fingers over who did what first, lets just admit that there's something about this particle-stream gameplay that's positively fascinating to play with.
Instead of pretending to play an instrument with taps or swipes, players need to activate cogs by passing particles of the correct color over them. This is done by moving around markers that provide various effects that redirect the stream. There are no fine-tune controls for moving these markers, but a slide bar does provide control over its size and effect strength.
Likwid goes for a clean neon style with its graphics, providing custom backgrounds for each section of the song. Purchased songs have unique backgrounds that are individually themed and the phrases used for each section are well chosen. Like many puzzle games it's frustrating when you have to resort to excessive trial and error, but the moments where you think you might have just worked it out keep you glued.
There's a lot more refinement required before this gameplay mechanic truly takes off, but Likwid does a great job of introducing concepts and rewards unique solutions. Some form of hint-mode or perhaps difficulty levels would make it more approachable, but fans of casual games that require some experimentation will find at least one song worth checking out.
DescriptionLikwid is a new interactive puzzle game, where you hold the key to unlock the music. Likwid challenges you to a new way of problem solving, all in an environment filled with beautiful graphics and music you know and love.
Experience songs by artists such as David Bowie, Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, Slaughter, OK Go, Smashmouth, Duran Duran, Blondie and many others like you’ve never experienced them before. Hear the songs slowly unfold as each track is released from the collectors.
The streams are your muses; an inspiration for artistic creation. Guide the streams down the right path and you can free the music that lies within. Unite sound and vision and master the game.
HOW TO PLAY:
The main objective of the game is to fill targets, called ‘Collectors’. There are various types of tools called ‘Affectors’ that can change the direction, speed and color of the streams. When a Collector is filled with the stream an individual track will play. Once you have filled all collectors the entire song will play and the puzzle is solved advancing the player to the next puzzle.
KEEP THE EXPERIENCE GOING:
Once you have completed all the levels, more levels await you in the Likwid Store. New artists and level packs will be added weekly, so you can decide just how deeply involved in the experience you’d like to get. Each level pack features new custom art, new music and new challenges.
Fall Out Boy
Tha Allman Brothers
Grand Funk railroad
The Doobie Brothers
Your New Secret
And many more to come!