Version: 1.1 App
Reviewed on: iPod Touch 2nd Generation
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Circadia is a puzzle game with a clean visuals and a simple objective. It takes minutes to learn how to play the game, but can keep a player’s attention for hours.
Each of the 100 levels in Circadia involve a white dot and multiple colored dots. When touched, the colored dots emit an audible chime and a ring that expands. The different color dots emit different sounds and the lower sounding dots emit slower expanding rings. To complete a level, players only have to get the rings that emit from the colored dots to hit the white dot at the same time.
Don’t be fooled by the simple objective. The levels get really difficult and challenging. At first there is only one white dot and two colored dots. In later levels, players have to manage three different colored dots. The game even has some levels with a moving white dot or two white dots. Sometimes, the rings will be off by fractions of a second, which is really frustrating.
The simple and clean graphics, along with the soothing chimes, create a very tranquil atmosphere. There also aren’t any messages that pop-up when a level has been completed or failed, which makes levels flow together and the gameplay really engrossing. Even the level selection screen is super modest, with only a white and colored dot.
The only downside I experienced with Circadia is that a lot of the levels seem to blur together. There’s only so many ways to arrange a white dot and two colored dots on a screen before the levels feel a little repetitive.
Overall Circadia is an exceptional game. It takes a simple concept and executes it flawlessly. Some of the levels seem to blur together, but that’s almost unavoidable due to the how simple the levels are. The game forgoes flashy graphics for a soothing look and feel.
Tagged with: $0.99, game, puzzle, Simple Machine LLC