Tasty sushi-based puzzler Umai! will be on the App Store’s conveyer belt tonight

By , on June 18, 2014
Last modified 9 years, 12 months ago

When it comes to puzzle games we think that less is often more, and sushi-munching-monster game Umai! may prove just that when it hits the App Store at midnight.

Taking control of a tiny monster surrounded by a conveyer belt of sushi, Umai!’s goal of this charming match-three puzzler is simple - eat as many of the fishy treats as possible.

Touching your monster extends its tongue, and tracing a line between sushi of the same type has it slurp them down. A countdown timer keeps the pressure on as you try to beat your previous high-score. Time increases the more you eat, but this doesn’t stop the ticking clock forcing silly mistakes as you race to beat it.

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There are six different kinds of sushi on offer, including a few special varieties help and hinder your progress. These special snacks include a poisoned variety that breaks your current combo, and the more helpful rainbow flavour that lets you chain together two types of sushi in a single mouthful.

Umai!’s 8-bit visuals and chiptune audio may not appeal to everyone, but it looks like this little puzzler could be worth sampling when it hits the App Store for 69p / 99c tonight.