Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPod Touch
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Puzzles are the best thing about having opposable thumbs and reasoning skills. Well, puzzles and nachos. Captivating and endlessly entertaining, Qvoid, the newest release from Gavina Games, has made it to my personal top ten puzzle games. In fact, as I am writing this I keep glancing at my iPod touch and fighting the urge to pick it up because I am pretty sure I have figured out the last puzzle I was on. I think. Maybe.
With each level the player guides a white cube with a cute little face around a board with colored cells placed throughout. The goal is to match the colors in as few steps as possible. With each level there are new cells that rotate, move, teleport, disappear, and even the color cells start to get tricky. Qvoid has an easy learning curve with monstrous challenges. With over 90 levels smoothly increasing in difficulty and complexity, Qvoid is bound to provide hours of mind stimulating fun.
Qvoid's graphics are polished and slick without being overwhelming. Moving the cube across the board is frictionless and the sound effects are aurally satisfying. The undo button makes the best rewind sound and graphic; as often as I use it I have yet to grow tired of it. However, background music was distracting for me so I muted it while leaving the sound effects on. I really appreciate when a game offers the player that option. Players like varying degrees of sound and musicality with their gaming experience, and it adds to the playability to have those variables modifiable.
Qvoid is an inventive puzzle game with beautiful graphics and a steady learning curve. The challenges are engrossing and complex enough to be entertaining without overly frustrating. I look forward to updates with new challenges from the creative minds at Gavina Games.