Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Kubiko is a fun little game. It’s slightly reminiscent of logic puzzles used to test your intelligence, but that’s not a bad thing at all. Across 40 different puzzles, you’ll find yourself having to piece back together various creatures and objects by rotating groups of pixels to turn the work into a recognizable shape.
It’s simply done. While you’re restricted in terms of how many moves you must do this in, there’s no timer or anything particularly stressful going on. Instead, the worst that happens is you run out of moves and the stage immediately restarts. That relaxing nature immediately makes Kubiko more endearing. It’s so easy to just dip in and work towards solving something, any time you have a few minutes spare.
You simply swipe on segments of the shape in order to move them around, with two fingers helping you change the perspective and giving you further insight into what you’re trying to accomplish. Somewhat annoyingly, this change of perspective still uses up one of your moves but it can make a huge difference as you figure out just what’s going on.
While 40 levels doesn’t sound particularly hefty, it should entertain you for a while. Some of them turn out to be quite hard, enticing you into using hints which can be purchased with in-game coins. Some of these coins are easily gathered through regular play, but you can buy them with real money if you want. You can also opt to buy your way out of adverts which is recommended as they are quite annoying.
Mostly though, Kubiko is simply a fairly relaxing experience. Puzzle fans will find themselves gravitating towards what’s here regularly. Although I would love to see some kind of daily mode thrown in to really hold your attention on a regular basis.