Fyoozd 2 has been generously submitted to Blastprocess by its creator for a pre release app review! Quick, easy and retro to the max, this heavily pixilated swiping game feels very Atari.
You swipe the same coloured peices to connect them by electricity (only straight lines of course) to remove them from the game, as they dissapear the peices above them fall down to fill in the spaces and you start all over again. Different patterns on the peices mean different things, for example, a clock symbol gives you extra time, as you only ever have one minute to get the highest score. The more of the same colour you can get in one go the bigger your score (of course) so tactics do come into play where choosing which to pick.
The thing that makes this game different is the fact you can jump over one different coloured peice if that peice is surrounded by peices of the same colour. This is good in a tight situation, as sometimes it is tricky to find peices of the same colour that are next to each other.
It does feel very Atari, with its simple game play and ease of play. The peices fall at a reasonable speed, not aching slow like some games but not so super fast either, which gives you time to work out what your next move will be, but be wary of your one minute time limit! The design of the different peices are cool, with coloured circles centres, they almost look like sci-fi buttons, a little bit like coloured old style Dr Who circle panels. It's set in what looks like an electrical panel, as if you're trying to fix a circuit breaker in a spaceship.
The pixilated look does feel retro, but I did find that the peices were so big on the screen that it made it a little more difficult to immediately recognise the different colours of the different peices as there is a quite a bit of grey. The font for the instructions can be a little bit difficult to follow, but the 1950's futuristic style suits the game very well.
Overall a nice little side swiping game with a sci-fi feel.
You can find out more details about Fyoozd 2 from The Motion Monkey here. The game will be released on 23rd of January on iOS with an Andriod version coming later.
Over and out, Mel