Falls just short of brilliance
In just a few years, mobile games have gone from time-killing curiosities to must-have titles. Puzzler Sputnik Eyes comes close to the latter, but falls just short of addictive greatness. In each level, colourful one-eyed creatures sit on a grid of lines, and you’ll match each Eye with its coloured base using simple taps. As you progress, levels add challenges like more Eyes and colour-coded tracks. This throws a wrench into the gameplay, and you’ll be rewarded for completing each level under time and in as few moves as possible.
Where Sputnik Eyes shines is its polished presentation— pretty but minimal visual design and calming ambient sound. While the gameplay itself is certainly fun, it never quite reaches the level of maddening brain-teasing that puzzlers should provide. Sarah LeBoeuf
Sputnik Eyes is a fun puzzle game but lacking in challenge and depth, despite gorgeous design.