Poly­form

Colour-match­ing fun in 3D

Mac Format - - RATED - De­vel­oper DeNA Co, man­icgames­tu­dios.com iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Age 4+ March 2015 |

Mix a stan­dard colour-match­ing block game with a Ru­bik’s cube and you get Poly­form. There’s a 3D shape made up of cubes of dif­fer­ent colours, which you can view from all an­gles. You drop more cubes on the shape, and if you connect four or more cubes of the same colour, they van­ish. Clear the whole thing as quick as you can! Sim­ple. You can play just by spam­ming cubes of the same colour, but the game re­wards you for build­ing up to elim­i­nate, say, seven or eight in one go in­stead of just four. Nei­ther ap­proach is ex­plic­itly cor­rect, so it means the game can be as com­plex as you make it. Spe­cial cube types (such as pro­tected ar­mour cubes) add more strat­egy later.

We re­ally like Poly­form, but it could be even bet­ter. Cor­rectly plac­ing a block can be fid­dly, and time lim­its irked us – it’s more fun to play in a zen-like way, aim­ing for the big­gest com­bos. Matt Bolton

A sim­ple and fun puz­zle game, with some frus­trat­ing el­e­ments that could be im­proved upon.

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