Teleporter: Are you a Portal gamer? Do you get excited solving puzzles by travelling between portals that defy the laws of Physics? Well Teleporter will satisfy you with thrills of falling through vibrant coloured portals– it’s a paperweight Android version of Portal.
Objective: You’re a big green slug-like alien travelling around Earth trying to save a school of little yellow aliens. These mini friends have been locked inside laboratories because scientists have kidnapped them for experiments, dissections and some have even been kept as pets… SO SAVE THEM! You simply have to go through obstacle courses and mazes to rescue these goo-goo eyed creatures.
Gameplay: In each stage you start next to your orange space shuttle and you move around by crawling across the platforms or diving into portals. These funky orbs that you shoot out will let you teleport to distant locations that you can’t reach, but ultimately you have to crawl to save the yellow aliens. Amazingly, as you move, you’ll produce this weird squelching sound you’d imagine a snail would make whilst crawling at mach 1. Anyway, even with the portals you still have to crawl over obstacles such as moving platforms, pressure plates with crates and trampolines. Oh yes! You can jump, so make sure you leap over water because your green alien somehow can’t swim. The portals aren’t free to use anywhere though – you may only place portals on grey metal plated areas. Note that you can run into portals to manipulate the trajectory of how you come out, and also later in the game you’re given the power to cause time retardation. In other words, you can slow down time so you can place portals whilst falling.
There’s no music theme tune in the background so don’t feel awkward when you let everyone on the public transport hear a snail travelling at mach 1.
Controls: The controls are explained clearly in the tutorials and it’s pretty much self-explanatory: the joystick is on the right and the pink and blue portals situated at the top middle of your screen can be touched and dragged into action. You also have your matrix button in the top right hand corner for easy index finger access. And in-case of emergency phone calls (or lavatory breaks) the pause button is in the top left hand corner.
Some downers: Unfortunately the difficulty of this game is not as challenging as you’d except or hope it would be – the levels can be long winded but that’s just about it. With no time limits then as long as you survive the obstacles and rally all your companions then you will successfully clear the stages. If you download the free version of the game you’re allowed access to 30 stages, but for less than a dollar (or pound) you get 20 more fun levels! Furthermore you can get rid of those pesky adverts (… if you can actually find any?!).
Rating: 3/5 Teleporter is satisfactory but it falls into my quick, short Android games folder and compared to that set of games it’s very well rounded off. Too simple?… perhaps… but Teleporter is definitely not boring. The puzzles sometimes smash your brain with bricks, and otherwise they’re a walk in the park. In conclusion, I suggest you give this game a try and you won’t be disappointed but you’ll probably forget about it soon afterwards. (But there’s nothing better than puzzle domination even at low difficulties… muhahahaaha!)
Teleporter Tips from Android Games Review
- Just like in Portal, you can place portals above each other so that you accelerate to terminal velocity. Then you can dump your exit portal elsewhere to let yourself get projected out with speed. (You need to use this trick for one of the levels.)
Developers: Jan Laš
Teleporter Promotional Youtube Video