So you arrived early to that meeting and already updated your Facebook/Twitter account about your punctual abilities. Now what? What better way to spend the rest of your time with a puzzle game?
Torect is cpedia Mobile’s only game available for Android and is available for 99¢. Torect is a slide and fit puzzle game that was inspired by Tetris and Phit. The goal is simple, to slide the blocks into a rectangle. It offers 1000 levels to keep you busy for the rest of your life. I know what you’re thinking… 1000 levels? That’s it? This game is actually really challenging. You can easily spend 5-10+ minutes on a puzzle when you get to around level 10+. There have been points in my Torect campaign where I would have to turn my phone sideways just to look at the puzzle in a different angle, because I was stuck. And trust me you will get stuck, frustrated, and possibly even suicidal at times. But that’s OK; Torect has an auto save feature to remember just where you last gave up in a startling rage. There is also a level selector you can back peddle down to earlier stages so you can regain your lost pride.
The only truly frustrating things about the game is having to move the blocks around to make room, and when you accidentally move blocks when you’re trying to insert others into your rectangle.
There is not much else to this game other than a level selector. The developer even offers the solutions to the first 20 levels on their website. If you end up getting stuck past level 20, a fine scholar (with too much time on his hands) also posted the solutions for levels 1-637 on YouTube.
- Time burner
- More space on board for block movements
- Make the edges less “sharp” on the blocks so you don’t accidentally push other blocks out of the way
Torect is a devilishly addictive game that I would suggest to all you masochistic puzzle nerds out there. It is definitely worth the price over the other free versions of the same game type available on the market.
Phone and version used: Played on a Sprint HTC Hero (1.5). Torect version 1.0.3
Note: This review was submitted by Christian Dahl as part of our app review contest.