Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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Glo Flo is extremely simple in its execution as well as its appearance but underneath that simplicity is, well, more simplicity.
The idea behind it is that players have to connect glow-worms of the same color by drawing lines between them. The lines, much like the Ghostbusters’ streams, can’t cross adding the puzzle element to Glo Flo. The first few levels are extraordinarily simple in order to ease the player in gently. Difficulty never actually ramps up hugely. While later puzzles do take a few moments to figure out, it’s unlikely that any players will be scratching their head in confusion.
That’s not to say that it isn’t fun. It’s enjoyable figuring out the correct solution for each of the 60 puzzles. It just doesn’t take as long to do as completing other puzzle games of the same price, even if you avoid the hint button. There’s a Time Attack mode that also provides more thrills. In this mode, players are pitted against the clock in order to accrue the most points in 100 seconds. Points are gained by creating the longest route possible with the lines while still reaching the other glow-worm. Rather than thinking your way through the solution, speed and quick reactions are of the essence here. It makes for a reasonable distraction but Time Attack mode also feels a little tacked on in order to plump up what Glo Flo has to offer.
There’s no denying that Glo Flo is an enjoyable enough puzzle game. It just feels a little too simplistic to make it a sure fire recommendation. Puzzle veterans in particular will feel disappointed at the relative ease in which it can be completed, especially as there’s not much point in replaying past levels. Currently priced at only 99c, it’s worth a shot but don’t expect amazing value for money. Once you’re done, you’re done really.
Tagged with: $0.99, Beeline Interactive, Glo Flo, line drawing, openfeint, puzzle