Developer: Oz Machine
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.0.6
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★☆☆
Playtime Rating: ★★★★☆
Replay Value Rating: ★½☆☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

Somewhat appropriately for a game that involves clicking pieces together, Puzzix takes a moment or two to, well, click. Much like Tetris and so many other brick placing games, Puzzix is all about clearing tiles quickly. It’s quite fun too, although it could do with some sign of progression to truly captivate its audience.

The idea is that each level has a series of shapes already placed at the bottom of the screen, and it’s down to you to clear them. This is done through tapping on shapes that link up to them. Link together three or more pieces and the shapes are cleared, opening up some space. Each shape comes down the screen in the background so they can be ignored if you want to, focusing elsewhere, but that’s not wise for those wanting to finish things up speedily.

puzzix6puzzix4It’s pretty easy going at first, but soon enough there are multiple lines to keep an eye on and things get a little trickier. Bombs are handy to create here, through multiple connections, thereby clearing large areas of the level at once. That’s also where Puzzix proves to be more fun as early stages are a bit too easy for a while.

The problem is that there aren’t any achievements to gain or any way to compete with friends via leaderboards. Instead, the fun comes from simply playing more and more levels. It’s a little half baked as you end up wanting something to be aiming for, and Puzzix never fully delivers on that front.

Still, as a forgettable distraction for a time, Puzzix is fine. It’s a neat idea for a twist on Tetris. It just feels like there should be more to it than there actually is.

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