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Charming Puzzle Game
on 27 March 2009
Very enjoyable physics based puzzle game - has a low-budget but charming style of artwork and music, that reminds me of the better games of the Amiga days - in fact apart from the calculations to do realistic physics in real-time, which would have been beyond the Amiga, this is the sort of game you could have seen on that format.
The main game is 100 puzzles - most of them can be solved in several ways - often I found that I'd come up with some clumsy solution that worked, but then out of curiosity I'd reveal the solution the designer had in mind (you can use points to buy hints or a complete solution to levels) and you'd see some wonderfully elegant solution that you never thought of.
It's not perfect - the difficultly level is wildly erratic - you might play one puzzle that takes you 20 minutes to solve, then the next you spot the solution instantly.
There is also Party Mode - which consists of 4 games - all of which are simple, and kinda ok, but not really going to hold your attention for long.
And then there are unlockable sandbox levels, which have no objective, just to let you have fun. These aren't very exciting, and aren't likely to hold your attention for long either.
The main 100 puzzles will take a while to get through - some of them are very hard to solve - but the physics engine and the lovely music and graphics are very likeable, and it's fun to keep going back and playing levels you've already solved, seeing if different methods work.
Please note - the description on amazon says you can design your own levels - but you can't, that's only in the PC version not the Wii version.