Average User Score: 7.8Aug 7, 2014This is a fantastic puzzle game. It has a lot of levels and a lot of variety, and I love how challenging it is. You don't have to be a puzzleThis is a fantastic puzzle game. It has a lot of levels and a lot of variety, and I love how challenging it is. You don't have to be a puzzle whiz to complete it, though, since it's not that hard to access the portal that completes each level. The real challenge comes in getting all three of the bonus items in each level. Unlike other puzzles, in which bonus items are thrown in to inflate the difficulty and you aren't expected to get them, the bonus items in Tetrobot are large parts of each level and you're almost expected to at least try to get them. If you're a puzzle lover or a perfectionist, you'll want to get every one. Few games *really* stretch my puzzle-solving skills, but this is one. Many of the bonus items are fiendishly hard to get to. Anyways, if you love puzzle games, especially challenging ones, definitely check this one out.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Aug 7, 2014This is a mildly enjoyable puzzle game. The graphics and art style are outstanding. It's like playing a game inside a piece of art that's halfThis is a mildly enjoyable puzzle game. The graphics and art style are outstanding. It's like playing a game inside a piece of art that's half Dali and half Escher. The game is almost worth the low price just for the visuals.
The gameplay, itself, is a bit more ordinary, but enjoyable enough. Basically, Bob sleepwalks around the level while you control an alter-ego, placing objects in his way to direct him toward his bed. Unlike a lot of other puzzle games, you have to think on your toes and be quick, since Bob never stops sleepwalking. That could frustrate some who like to study their puzzles and not be pressured with time constraints. I wasn't a fan of it at first, but the gameplay did grow on me a bit as the levels went on. At least you can pause at any time, and the fast-forward feature was also quite handy. By the way, the game recommends a controller, but using the mouse worked out just fine for me.
To this puzzle lover, the game's challenge was definitely on the easy side. Most of the levels took under a minute to solve, but some took longer and gave more challenge. In all, it took me only an hour to breeze through the original 30 levels. Completing those unlocks "nightmare mode," which involves playing the levels all over again, but having to make Bob collect 1-3 keys per level. It adds some much-needed challenge and it took me 1.5 hours to finish those levels. All told, the game gave me 2.5 hours of mild enjoyment. That may not seem like much, but, considering that the game is only $6, that's not bad. That's less than the price of a movie ticket.
In the end, the game's outstanding visuals and low price are its main draws. There's not as much gameplay there as you might like, but at least it's pretty and you can't argue with the price. Hopefully, a sequel gets made with more levels and/or more challenge per level, because the game has potential.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Nov 16, 2013This is a fun, unique little game. It controls like Asteroids and your goal is rescuing civilians, like Choplifter, giving it an old schoolThis is a fun, unique little game. It controls like Asteroids and your goal is rescuing civilians, like Choplifter, giving it an old school charm, but its physics and puzzles also make it feel modern. You control your ship's movement with WASD and your aiming with the mouse. Both are completely independent, so you can move one way and shoot the other, for example. Your job is to pilot your ship through a planet to rescue miners, which you do by right clicking to grab them with your tractor beam-like device. Left click is for shooting at a variety of underground creatures and for blasting away rock that may be in your path. Once you rescue a set number of miners on a level, the exit will unlock, allowing you to move onto the next level.
The heart, fun and real challenge in the game comes with the puzzle element, which greatly employs physics-obeying lava and water. You can fly through water, but lava will destroy your ship, meaning that you have to either move the lava out of the way or neutralize it with water, both of which you may do by shooting out rock underneath it. You need to plan your moves, though, because a mistake could burn you or some miners with lava or make it otherwise difficult to accomplish your objective. There are also items that you'll find that interact with the lava and water and which you may need to use wisely to finish levels, but I won't say more, since part of the fun is discovering things on your own.
I'm only partway into the game and it's fun. It's a nice combination of arcade shooter and puzzle game. Neither aspect is too hard, so you can enjoy the game without being frustrated, but it's just challenging enough that you'll make mistakes now and then. I recommend it to arcade fans and puzzle fans.… Expand