- A strange world to fling through.
- Combines some flinging mechanics seen in other games, and adds its own too.
- The lack of an arc line is an issue; possible bug on lower iOS devices as it's present on the iPhone 5.
- Nothing that really innovates on what has come before.
If you enjoy your physics flingers, Cyto is certainly another one.
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Editor's Note: While playing Cyto for the video record I noticed the iPhone 5 build did indeed have an aiming arc - it's quite possible older generation iOS devices may not be displaying the arc as either a bug or due to performance issues.
Ah, the amnesiac; a video game trope that has lasted the ages and no doubt will be with us until the end of the art form. Cyto is a weird little rubber ball or cell looking creature that wakes up in a strange world not knowing who he is. Not only do you need to fling him to the exit portal in this physics flinger, you need to collect the memory segments that litter the levels to help him unlock his story (which is told piece by piece).
There are cell-like orbs around the level. Some have little stickers protruding out that Cyto can latch on to. From these stickers, he can be stretched back and flung to another part of the level. If he's near two stickers, he can slingshot at a high velocity from between them, and since tapping an orb will release Cyto from it, he can hop between orbs as well. One omission from this game that most of the genre includes is the dotted line that shows the arc of the shot you are attempting. This in invaluable as it removes a lot of the trial and error that these games would consist of without it, and incidentally, what Cyto suffers from. Yes after you've taken flight, your arc is recorded for future attempts, but this is not as helpful as a guide would have been.
To its credit though, the world is visually immersive with rich deep use of color and understated ethereal soundtrack, and the game introduces new elements at a rate which means that the mechanics never overstay their welcome. The lack of the guide does hurt this one a lot though, and it's one more physics flinger released into this already over-crowded genre, and with not really introducing anything new (rather combining mechanics from other entries), ironically this game about amnesia might be forgotten about.
Description"Pick this up today: it'll be a delight for your left and right brain alike." — Touch Arcade, 4.5/5
"One of the finest new games you can get for your mobile this week." — Modojo, 4/5
"A pleasure to play." — Lowdown Magazine, 10/10
"A very engaging experience." — Bunch of Gamers, 4/5
Cyto has lost his memories, help him get them back.
Fling Cyto through beautiful, other-worldly levels to collect memory fragments and piece together his story in this irresistible, cute, and challenging puzzle game.
There are three memory fragments scattered throughout each of Cyto's 108 levels but getting them all will be an epic journey. Use puzzle-solving skills, different abilities, and elements, and a good aim to collect them all and unlock the story. Avoid spikes and other dangers on your quest to reach the portal at the end of each stage.
Cyto is a cute character with a great story—he just can't remember it. Help Cyto to recover memory fragments throughout his universe, then watch the story unfold as his amnesia disappears.
Cyto lives in a dreamlike, effervescent world, filled with alien organisms and mystery, all set to a stunning soundtrack by the renowned David Ari Leon. Put on some headphones and get truly lost in the wonderful world of Cyto.
• 108 Levels of puzzling fun
• Cute character with a great story
• Stunning sound and artistic design
• Great fun for gamers of all ages and abilities
• Universal: Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
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