Numb3rs™ - The Game Review
- Fast-paced math-based gameplay.
- Mini-games to break up the repetition.
- Multiple challenging difficulties.
- Dry, monotonous progression.
- Mini-games have no depth at all.
While it's applaudable that Numb3rs avoided the obvious adventure game title, it swung straight back with an equally dull math-based game that few puzzle fans are likely to truly enjoy.
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Is it just me or are TV shows scrambling to make games now? CBS Interactive along with Chillingo have released 'Numb3rs™ - The Game' and in a refreshing turn for the better this who-dun-it show isn't being paired with an adventure game.
Nope, instead of searching for hidden objects and pressing witnesses you'll take part in the fantasy mathematics of Numb3rs by solving numerical puzzles. Charlie has developed yet another algorithm to locate the suspect in question, but as a budding genius college student you're enlisted to help refine his program. Mathematical symbols will float across the screen and when they're tapped you'll be presented with an equation to solve. Combos can be created by letting the symbols cross near to each other and other hazards are introduced along with faster moving symbols to increase the difficulty later on.
A few mini-games are injected now and then to break up the mathematical monotony while adding a bit more to the storyline, but the cheesy and simplistic games feel ham-fisted next to the game's main gameplay itself. Characters from the show do grace the screen now and then, but don't get too excited as it's the usual set of stock cut-out photos without any real life that are common to these TV-to-game titles.
Numb3r's puzzle gameplay is actually quite challenging and multiple difficulty levels add a new depth to the game if you find basic equations laughable, but overall the package feels lifeless and the TV show is merely tacked on; a decent puzzler for those inclined, but an otherwise average title.
DescriptionExperience your own interactive Numb3rs adventure! Play with characters from the hit Emmy-nominated series from CBS and delve into it all- on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
As a new FBI consultant tasked with the feat of bringing down a large criminal network operating in L.A., you’ll work alongside Numb3rs characters including Charlie and Don Eppes. Prepare to face a unique blend of action and smarts, with an array of exciting puzzles and action-packed mini-games to solve!
- ALL YOUR FAVORITE NUMB3RS CHARACTERS
Interact with Charlie Eppes, Don Eppes, Amita Ramanujan and Larry Fleinhardt while solving the case.
- TIME-BASED PUZZLES AND DEDUCTION
Step into the shoes of a math genius, where equations are your weapon. Solve incoming equations before they reach the "Error Zone" so you can find the bad guys!
- AN ARRAY OF ACTION-PACKED MINI-GAMES
Sometimes you have to take action -- partake in car-chases, defuse bombs, interrogate suspects and more.
- AVAILABLE FOR IPHONE, IPAD, AND IPOD TOUCH
The iPad version offers specially optimized high-resolution graphics!
- CRYSTAL LEADERBOARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Share scores and achievements with others around the world and brag about your accomplishments!
- DIFFICULTY LEVELS FOR EVERY PLAYER
Easy, Normal and Genius Modes.
What's New in Version 1.0.1- Bugfixes and improvements
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