BitBaffle review (iPod/iPhone)

February 25, 2012

“There’s a pattern, there’s a pattern
There’s a pattern there to follow”

10 word description: Shape completion puzzle. Additional Arcade and Time trial modes.

10 word review: It’s different. Didn’t hook me, but certainly worth a look.

You're trying to complete the large picture (sort of egg-timer shaped in this example). The button to press is the one at the top right in the four rows below.

You will like this if you enjoy: Puzzles involving your memory (to some extent) and your ability to identify shapes and patterns under pressure.

Same shape. This time you want to press the second button from the left in the second row down. Get the idea?

The good news: It’s quite different, maybe even original for an iOS game. The basic concept is sound enough. Graphics and presentation are clear; controls and interface are intuitive.

In Arcade mode, the target picture changes every time you complete one

The bad news: You’re essentially doing the same thing over and over again (with different shapes). Sounds are a few boings and clunks. No music.

That's what it looks like when you make a mistake

Arcadelife verdict: Despite the large number of different shapes and three modes to play with, it felt to me that I was continually repeating the same puzzle. However, if you get into it (and I’m sure there are plenty of people who would) there’s a lot of challenge and enough shapes and levels to keep you going for quite a while.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 7.5/10
Audio – 2/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 7/10
Fun – 5/10
Final rating – 59/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.1.0
iTunes link

BitBaffle website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)

One comment

  1. Hi. Thank you for this review. I personally really like this game – because I made it ((:

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