Lazors: Head scratching puzzle game endorsed by Dr.Evil!
With the mobile phone gaming market becoming more mature year by year, it is getting more difficult to stand out from the crowd. This holds especially true for arguably the most contended genre, brain and puzzle. So I was happy to stumble across this unique light reflection puzzler which has made its way up the Google Play charts after a revamping its charging model from paid to freemium. Read on to find out what we thought about it.
The aim of the game, like all good puzzle games, is simple. It’s to get the laser to shine through particular points on the board. To do this you are given a set of blocks which can be moved around the board in order to redirect the laser source to your targets. The light , as expected, is reflected at 90 degrees following the good old law of physics. The challenge is to achieve your goal with the limited number of provided blocks.
Lazors starts off very easy in order to get the game concept across, but unfortunately stays at this level for a little too long and it’s not only until at least 20 levels in that it gets more challenging. As you progress through the levels, you are introduced to more block types from static blocks that cannot be moved, light absorbing blocks and glass blocks that both reflect light and let light pass straight through. More recently the developers have also released an update with crystal blocks that bends the laser 45 degrees for one block and then back again, adding a refreshing gameplay dynamic.
One of the problems with Lazors is that it’s too easy to pass a level by trial and error. This means that rather than sitting back and thinking of the moves to complete the level I found myself just moving the blocks around, sometimes randomly, and stumbling across the solution, taking away the sense of achievement.
The presentation of Lazors is the no thrills approach but it works. Everything is clean, simple and understated, exactly what you need in simple puzzle game. As the consequence the interface is fast and responsive and fits the tone of game very well.
With over 120 levels there is a good variety of challenging and straight forward puzzles. The game uses a hint system to aid you if you require a little help to prevent you from tearing your hair out. You are given a set number to begin with but more can be bought with real money using In App Billing.
Rating: 3.5/5 All in all, a solid puzzle game for both puzzle and non-puzzle fans alike to add to their game library. The simple gameplay and wide degree of difficult makes it one for every to enjoy.