Connectrode review (iPod/iPhone)August 1, 2011
♫ “Me, I disconnect from you”
10 word description: Colour connecting puzzle. Connect coloured chains of 3 or more.
10 word review: It’s like Tetris but without the gravity, kinetics and gameplay.
You will like this if you enjoy: Match-3 games; slow-paced puzzle games involving placing blocks on a grid. Turn-based puzzle games where your opponent is the lack of an undo button.
The good news: It looks ok and there’s an extensive tutorial.
The bad news: Somewhere between the initial concept and the finished product, the elements that make a game fun and challenging appear to have been lost along the way.
Arcadelife verdict: It must have sounded like a good idea when it was initially being developed, but the end result is frankly quite boring – a bland and unimaginative version of match-3. If the levels were specifically created as puzzles, rather than randomly generated, it would be slightly better. The four difficulty levels only change the number of grid spaces that are already populated at the start – hardly something to get excited about. It says a lot about a game when your reaction after clearing half the board is to sigh resignedly at the tedious prospect of finishing it.
Arcadelife rating: 40/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.0
Deep Plaid / Connectrode website link