- Developer: Fractal Box & Moving Player
- Publisher: Moving Player
- Genre: Puzzle & Trivia
- Release Date: 20/05/2016
- Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4 & PC
- Game Supplied by: Xbox
CubiKolor is a 3D puzzle game from Fractal Box and Moving Player which tests your patience and logic by moving your Kube around the maze to complete each level.
Reading the sentence above you may think “well that sounds easy enough”, wrong, to a degree anyway. There are 150 levels to tackle which are divided into letters of the alphabet, the A section is more of a tutorial to get to grips with the controls and different situations you may encounter.
It all starts off relatively easy, you’re a Kube which has a different colour on each side, you move the Kube to the key icon and that’s the level complete but you are gently introduced to different coloured Kubes in the level that you either match with your Kube to raise it or any other colour that doesn’t match to lower it.
There is a nice little rewind feature as well that allows you to rewind your moves all the way back to the start and can come in handy if you get stuck, or you could just restart and aim for that gold medal.
The medals are achieved based on the amount of moves and time taken to finish a level, the usual Gold, Sliver and Bronze medals are on offer along with a standard white medal which is awarded for just finishing the level.
Your patience and logic are really tested when you’re landed with a move limited level or a timed level. I’ll admit the first move limited level I came across took me a couple of attempts to which I finally managed to complete after noticing that the rewind function still takes away a move.
The timed levels are great fun and force you to think quickly which often ended in frustration and panic.
The graphics are pretty standard really as there’s not much going on but they are done really well. The colours keep you alert to push on you onwards to that gold medal.
Audio on the other hand, well this started to get annoying for me, the electro Tetris type melody started to put me off on some levels, luckily this can be turned off in the options!
I also had some slight issues with the controls at times when you pan the camera around to get a better view of the level.
Moving the camera would alternate the controls slightly due to its viewing angle, so this would sometimes result in a move you didn’t want to make.
CubiKolor is a enjoyable puzzle game and one that you can jump to for an hour or so for a little brain workout.
At times it can get frustrating when you are forced to restart a level simply because you have no where else to go but there is that sense of achievement when you beat a level at the first attempt.
It’s certainly worth giving this a go as I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly drawn in by each puzzle, until the frustration kicked in!