- Simple gameplay that encourages learning the deeper mechanics.
- Fairly short with no additional modes.
TimeLoop is a quality puzzle game that could easily be improved by something as simple as adding in some pathing logic to the main character. Well worth a look.
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Puzzle games have always tried to remain entertaining by introducing game mechanics that are simple to grasp, but eventually complex to execute. This keeps a game tantalisingly fun to play, while scratching your brain in all the right places. TimeLoop challenges players to think fourth-dimensionally as you use copies of yourself to rescue the professor from each puzzling room.
Each room is navigated by your hapless robot called Nik by touching where he needs to go. This would sound easy enough, but sadly the lack of any pathing logic means that unless you press/drag Nik through doors and around obstacles, he'll happily waste your time by running in to a wall instead. Being a timed puzzle game, this can get frustrating as you lose precious seconds repairing an item only to end up stuck against a corner.
The clean cartoonish style used for TimeLoop helps to quickly identify each puzzle element, from the broken doors to the wires that let you know what you're fixing. Each room isn't completely littered with visual distractions, so players can focus on the task at hand instead of working out "what is click-able". The sound effects and music are simple and fun, though the use of default Mac sounds at times did seem tacky.
TimeLoop is a great little puzzler that is easy to finish, but extremely difficult to master. Perfecting the use of your time-warp clones to maximise the time left on a map is an art form in itself and may not appeal to many players. It's a worthy addition to any puzzle lover's collection.
Description"this game is ingenious...This formula of frenetic, mutli-genre gaming is a success."
"As far as puzzle games go for iPhone or iTouch it doesn’t get much more creative then word search or chess. Well forget those boring games and move into the future! Introducing TimeLoop, from Connect2Media. A puzzle game that revolutionizes the category."
iPhoneFreak.com - 5/5
The graphics are slick and the sound effects are quite interesting. Tack on the great gameplay and you’ll want to sit and play as many levels as you can in one go. Have fun!
148apps.com - 4.5/5
"a brand new game that has a neat twist."
Ever wished you could be in two places at once? Well in TIMELOOP you can! Those crazy scientists have invented a time machine but it has malfunctioned. Now they are trapped in time and rapidly running out of oxygen, only Nik, the janitor droid, can save them! But one Nik isn’t enough, so he uses the time machine to TIMELOOP, sending himself back in time, repeatedly if necessary, to save the day! As the game progresses the puzzles become increasingly difficult, strategic thinking becomes essential and timing is everything. With multiple Niks working alongside one another there is always more than one way to rescue the scientists. With 32 levels to solve, most with multiple solutions, the game is stuffed with cunning puzzles, unique wit, and some very cute cats to save along the way!
- 32 Increasingly mind, and time, bending puzzles
- Multiple solutions to almost every puzzle mean that the challenges keep on coming
- Gold, Silver and Bronze Award categories
- Discover and use tools including a spanner, blowtorch, mobile phone and even a hair dryer
- Command robot Nik to clear toxic leaks, weld broken doors, hack security computers and much more