Developer: Ukando Software
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.2.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Decoloro treads the precarious line of being both infuriating and frustrating yet compelling at the same time. Maybe it’s the base instinct of refusing to be beaten by a machine, who knows, but there’s certainly something that keeps you hooked.

It’s an interesting combination of ideas – part labyrinth, part memory game and with more than a hint of pinball too. Solely using the accelerometer you have to tilt your iOS device in order to direct a ball around the screen. You have to match various coloured orbs that are scattered across the playing field. It’s certainly not as easy as it sounds though. Besides having to gradually tweak your positioning very carefully at all times, you also have to make sure you match the right orbs. The orbs don’t stay exposed for long so time is of the essence. Some stages also offer obstacles in the form of skulls underneath orbs, as well as holes and magnets to disrupt your ball. The controls are responsive but fiercely so making it a game that requires extraordinarily precise movements.

Decoloro is not an easy game as you can imagine but it’s a decent combination of various elements. Being an intense game of pairs as well as a game requiring tremendous amounts of concentration and precision makes for a potent mix.

With 25 levels to play through, each more fiendish than the last, there’s plenty of content for the low price and it’ll certainly take you a while to complete. You might find yourself swearing to yourself but you’ll still be coming back for more. A steady hand is vital so this probably isn’t the best of titles to play on your daily commute or in bed, but other than that, it’s well worth a play providing you have the patience of a saint.

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