Amazing Alex by Rovio – A Great Physics Based Brain Puzzle With Charm [iOS,Android,Review]
Rovio has released the second game to its arsenal Amazing Alex and we have had a day to take this game through its paces. We came away pleased with the game and the possibilities that this game has. Read on for a full breakdown of Amazing Alex. Graphics: The visuals in Amazing Alex are definitely [...]
Rovio has released the second game to its arsenal Amazing Alex and we have had a day to take this game through its paces. We came away pleased with the game and the possibilities that this game has. Read on for a full breakdown of Amazing Alex.
The visuals in Amazing Alex are definitely what you would expect from Rovio nothing mind blowing but definitely cool effects and backdrops. You can tell for sure that this game was made by the same developers of Angry Birds because the drawings and animations are very much similar. The menus of the game and rating system are also very familiar. I don’t blame Rovio for using similar aspects to Angry Birds that made them so fun and easy to just pick up and play. Overall there is pretty nice visuals in Amazing Alex
The controls are very easy to understand just click on the object you want to move and move it there. The tricky part comes when you want to re-arrange objects at times they do not move immediately after you touch them. These overall were minor issues with the touch controls on already placed objects. The more you play the game it does get easier to arrange most object. Objects such as pipes intuitively auto connect when you place them close together which was definitely a nice touch. In the top right of the screen is a play button that will start the chain reaction of dropping the ball or other similar activity. A lot of puzzles do need trial and error so it is good to be able to replay the levels with much ease.
The gameplay is not as fast moving as Angry Birds and requires you to think more with the placement of objects to complete the obstacle course. If you are looking for a fast-paced game this one does not fit that mold. What it does is make it rewarding to solve puzzles. Each object has a function to help you complete your objective so placement is key to ensure you get stars while completing the task at hand. The more levels you complete the more objects you can actually use in your own level builder which is definitely a plus in our book. The difficulty does increase with the more levels you play. The beginning levels are so easy they are almost a joke but they are necessary to give you a tutorial on the gameplay. The controls and gameplay are very cohesive and well done.
The Story of Amazing Alex is pretty simple, you are a boy that is tired of homework and would rather make contraptions and obstacle courses that must be completed to unlock more levels and objects for the level creator. There are 4 different actual levels that you can play through from Alex’s bedroom to the Tree House that do change the backdrops in the puzzle filled levels. The game does not have cutscenes that Angry Birds would when you beat a level. It would be nice to see this somehow incorporated into Amazing Alex to give you more of a connection with Alex.
Amazing Alex is a lot of fun and will keep you coming back for more with its many levels and puzzles. Even if you have beaten all of the levels you can try to achieve 3 stars in each levels. There is also the option to download user created levels which can be pretty awesome also. Bored of Amazing Alex ? Didn’t think so you can go and create your own level and share it with your buds. Hours and hours of gameplay can be had with this game which ultimately makes this game a winner. If you are a think later play now kind of person you may be turned off by its slow moving style of game. For those who enjoy a great brain teaser you will feel right at home with Amazing Alex
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