Amp, Watts & Circuit Review
- Publisher: Jamo Games
- Genre: Strategy
- Released: 13 Sep, 2012
- Size: 62.2 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Controlling three characters to solve puzzles is a time tested boon to base a puzzle game around.
- Lots of little annoyances; having to tap the character portraits, the isometric view obscuring information, character differences not distinctive enough.
A puzzle game that could be likened to The Lost Vikings in its mechanics, but suffers from interface and conceptual difficulties.
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Sometimes, even robots need a vacation. In Amp, Watts & Circuit, you control the titular characters trying to escape their jobs, in the hopes of some well deserved rest and recuperation.
Each level has you in a small isometric area full of buttons and traps, and a starting and finishing tile for each of the three characters. Tapping on the character's portrait will switch to them, and then tapping on the screen will move them in that direction, and if there's no spikes or pits on the way, they'll eventually make it (although if there's more than one available path, you'll want to specify what direction to move the robots in). They all have small differences, such as Amp being the fastest or Circuit's ability to plug itself into what I’ll call the cheese grater switches. Watts seems to be the middle one, as normally you'll be using him for switch duty, allowing the others safe passage.
Sometimes you find yourself tapping the screen before tapping the portraits, making the wrong character move, and often some of the tiles (such as the end tiles in level three) are obscured by the isometric perspective. The rest of the game is decent enough if you like slower paced, multi-step puzzles, but most people wont find the quirky characters and striking art design enough to push them through (although those that find themselves enjoying the ride will also have a level editor to keep them occupied).
DescriptionA robotic puzzle adventure that follows three unsatisfied automatons as they escape from the factory that they were built to work in.
PUZZLE your way through 50 levels and 4 zones of spikes, lasers, pits, lava and more!
ONLINE level sharing and a built in level editor lets you create and share levels with other players, regardless of what platform they have the game on.
PRAISE FOR AMP, WATTS & CIRCUIT
"if you are a puzzle game fan then this is a must download!"
9/10 "If you enjoy puzzle games, you will undoubtedly like this. If you also enjoy retro-arcade styling and robots, you will love this."
"Amp, Watts & Circuit is a mind-bendingly devious experience that moves at a good pace."
Indie Games Channel
4/5 "Amp, Watts & Circuit is a fun little puzzle game with good style and great puzzles"
If you have ever felt trapped in your job, tired of your workplace or in great need of a holiday, then Amp, Watts & Circuit need your help!