Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Reshape is an extraordinarily simple game and that’s why it works quite well. It’s uncluttered by adverts, in-app purchases, or any real sense of progression. Instead, it’s all about achieving the highest score possible. That means it’s fun for a short time, but after a while you'll begin to wonder just what’s drawing you in.
You start out with a cube shape that you can rotate with your finger by sliding or swiping your digit. You have to connect triangles that are approaching from different sides of the screen in order to form new cubes. The game helps you by turning such triangles white when it’s possible to place them safely. If they don’t turn white, you need to move them elsewhere otherwise you’ll lose a life.
That’s actually all there is to Reshape. It gets faster the longer you play, but the format never changes. A change of shape at some point might have been welcome here but don’t expect it. Reshape sticks very rigidly to that core concept and never deviates. Its challenge comes in the fact that moving quickly isn’t as easy as you’d think. That cube rotates fast and you have to be swift yet accurate.
It’s fun though, at least for a little while. Reshape soon turns quite fast-paced and tricky so high scores will be just out of your grasp for a while. There’s Game Center support so you can compare how you’re doing with the rest of the world, as well as pick up a few achievements. That’s your main reason to keep playing, though.
Reshape is perhaps a little too simple to really captivate for a long time. For a brief (and crucially, free) distraction though, you could do a lot worse than match up triangles through this game.