Voodoo Dice Review
- Unique puzzle concept utilizing dice without luck.
- Fun Voodoo theme.
- Interesting mix of logic and action.
- No undo for puzzle-killing moves.
- Seriously challenging difficulty.
If the usual slew of puzzle titles just aren't tickling your brain-box then Voodoo Dice might just scratch that itch, just don't blame us when you learn the iPhone 4 screen *can* break.
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It felt like only a matter of time until Voodoo Dice by Ubisoft hit the App Store, with its simple controls and unique puzzle gameplay that seems perfect for games on the go. And honestly, who doesn't see a title like Voodoo Dice and not be somewhat intrigued?
However, score one for the marketing division as Voodoo Dice doesn't involve chance or luck (as Dice would imply) and the Voodoo theme is just that, a visual theme. Oh well, at least the gameplay sucks you in yeah? Ostensibly, this is a puzzle title with a few action elements thrown in to add more pressure to each level. The basic gameplay involves pushing your dice around a grid-like map while needing to match the number on your dice with those you touch to progress. Magnetic dice can latch on and change how you move or even be used as weights for switches much like the stationary statues that can be pushed around.
The 'voodoo' theme is a bit cheesy, but otherwise fun, colorful and provides some interesting backdrops for each level. 'Blind dice' also scatter levels and some follow basic AI to move around and ruin your day. Much like the console title there are 60 puzzles to complete, but no multiplayer modes have been included, so all you're left with is the iPhone hurling challenge of completing the game.
Voodoo Dice is a truly fascinating puzzle concept, but it's not incredibly intuitive to learn and at times you will feel lucky just to complete a level (let alone in the space of a timer); this is a game for the advanced puzzler fan.