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Woozzle Review

By , on April 13, 2011


Woozzle
  • Publisher: Lukas Korba
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Released: 31 Mar, 2011
  • Size: 89.4 MB
  • Price: FREE!
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4 out of 5

PROS

  • Challenging logic gameplay style.
  • Familiar gem-matching with a twist.
  • Slick, simple presentation.
  • Updates tease a level editor.

CONS

  • Timer based scoring limits your feeling of success - taking your time to solve a complex challenge is rewarded with what feels like failure.
  • Can quickly feel repetitive once most puzzle elements are unlocked.

VERDICT

Woozzle is a fresh take on an old concept that fits perfectly with the casual and hardcore puzzle types already available on the App Store; take your time and you'll eventually conquer its meaty challenge.


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I've said it before and I'll say it again, but if you missed out on owning an Amiga you missed out on a prime slice of gaming history and some incredible titles. One such game that crossed the computer's path was Logical by Rainbow Arts (of Turrican fame) and while it suffered for its association with other abstract puzzle titles of the time it has seen a revival in the form of Woozzle by Mugeaters.

The core gameplay is fairly simple as you only have to fill up a series of rotating platforms with gems of the same color. The initial challenge of multitasking each spinning platform to efficiently distribute gems is quickly ramped up by complex pathways that either act as a switch-gates, change the color of your gem or even prevent gems of certain colors from proceeding. Each new element is introduced with a series of levels to ease you in, but it's not long before extremely elaborate constructs pop up to test your skill.

Players are scored based on the time taken to complete each level, however simply fathoming the complex sequence of movements required to get each gem to the right location can be challenging enough without adding an element of speed as well. Thankfully there's no visible timer to add unnecessary pressure and each of the game's 60 levels can eventually be conquered with patience and skill.

While Woozle can suffer from repetition in lengthy sessions, the game does a great job of reviving and updating a 20 year old title in a way that's compelling for modern audiences. A great pickup for fans of logic puzzle titles.

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Comments

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nataly 3 years, 4 months ago

great game...

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wiking 3 years, 4 months ago

my friends told me about this game...it looks great...

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aragon 3 years, 5 months ago

...pretty fun :) i enjoy it a lot...