Light The Flower Review
- A novel take on the classic mirrors and lasers puzzle trope.
- Beams of sun can be split to nab stars as well as your goal.
- The flower sounds like a creepy Mickey Mouse.
- Takes a while for new concepts to pop up.
A nice new spin on a classic puzzle type with cute characters and some new additions to make things interesting.
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Most plant owners know that since sunlight is a necessity for flower growth, that the pots should be set near a window or skylight so the plant is never at want for those tasty rays. Someone neglected to tell the home owner of Light the Flower this, so now it's up to the player to use the magic of reflective surfaces (ie. Mirrors) to make sure the flowers get the sunlight they so richly deserve.
Puzzle fans should be familiar with the style of game on offer here. Instead of ninety degree angled mirrors and lasers, we have rotatable mirror and sunlight. Not only does the sunlight need to reach the plant or plants in the room so that they can charge up and be healthy, but for a higher score, the sun needs to pass through the three stars hanging around each level as well. One interesting aspect here is that the sun is multi-rayed. Usually traveling in beams of three, a mirror on the edge can deflect one of these beams off for a star or a plant while the other beams travel in their original direction.
The complexity slowly increases as you have more mirrors and plants to deal with, and later on color plays a part as well, with only certain plants being affected by rays of a certain color. As this is going on, the presentation should delight with its bright cheery plants and sparkling rays, although the satisfied hum of the plants upon gulping up sunlight sounds too much like a creepy Mickey Mouse for our liking.
While the progression is slow and the concept never really flourishes, Light the Flower takes a well established puzzle trope and creates an enjoyable experience around it. Not the greatest buy for puzzle solvers, but most players should find something endearing about these plants and their reflective plight.
DescriptionFeatured as a New and Noteworthy game on the App Store, with countless press reviews piling in. Thanks to all the great Chillingo fans for your support!
What the press are saying about Light the Flower:
"It’s different and that’s what makes it so great..." — App-Score, 10/10
"...thanks to some challenging puzzles and fun design, Light the Flower makes a good addition to one's iPhone library of puzzle-esque games..." — Gamezebo, 4/5
"...we think Light the Flower is top notch." — Modojo, 4/5
"...Light the flower is an addictive puzzle game that forces you to use your head." — AppCroc
"I believe this will become another of those sleeper hits that will slowly gain fans until word of mouth and several reviews push it into the limelight and suddenly it jumps to the top of the charts." — Internet Gumshoe, 89/100
"Chillingo has been on a roll lately with some awesome games for families. Light the Flower is the latest stellar hit to come from their company." — Family Friendly Gaming, 95/100
"...Light The Flower seems to have taken a style page out Cut The Rope’s book, offering a brightly-colored, cartoon style that looks clean and polished." — AppSmile, 4/5
"Light the Flower is an extremely likeable game. It has such a simple premise yet, like all good puzzle games, it’s hard to master." — 148Apps, 4/5
"If you like the kind of head-scratcher puzzles so popular in the casual mobile-gaming market today, then you’ll love this game." — Capsule Computers
"...Light the Flower takes a well established puzzle trope and creates an enjoyable experience around it." — App Spy, 4/5
"This puzzler will leave you beaming." — TouchArcade, 4/5
Guide the light to the sleeping flowers to wake them up in this beautiful, clever, and fun puzzle game. Use mirrors to bounce the light around—you'll need to use your head to get all three stars an each level!
Guide the light from the window to the flowers using a variety of objects including mirrors, colored lenses, and torches! Make sure you guide the correct color of light to the corresponding plant otherwise they'll never wake up!
SEE THE LIGHT!
Featuring 60 levels of puzzle solving fun, Light the Flower is bursting with content and will have any fan playing for hours on end. Each level has amazing re-play value as you try to collect those elusive stars.
BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Light The Flower features gorgeous cartoon style visuals with a super cute cast of flowers. Watch the four flowery friends, and the room they are in, come to life as they are bathed in the warm glow of the sun.
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