Hue Brix is a puzzle game that is released for both iOS and Android. And first off the music in this game is pretty relaxing and it complements the crisp art style pretty well. I played this game with an iPad 3 and thankfully when you buy the game you can download it on both iPhone and iPad without buying it a 2nd time and I’m very thankful for that.
There is no tutorial for the game and personally I don’t think it needs one just by looking at level 1 it’s pretty obvious what you do. You have to drag out the square along the room and make the number in the center reach 0 it sounds pretty simple but this is just level 1. When you get to the later levels it does get more difficult by adding more squares you have to deal with and by adding blockers and special tiles to the room. Another thing about having no tutorial or anyone telling you what to do is that you feel a sense of accomplishment by finding out what each of the special tiles do and using them to complete the level so that’s a big plus. On the starter level pack it includes 35 different levels to play through and you have access to 3 other level packs with 20-30 levels in each pack. You can also buy additional level packs and currently there are an extra 21 packs to buy at $0.69 per pack. I find this a bit confusing because I live in the UK and they are charging in dollars but I guess it’ll just convert into pounds when I go to purchase them.
When you get later on into the game the game adds in different challenges for instance the tiles with the arrows means that you have to exit that tile in that direction and it means you have to think about what you are doing a bit more. As well as this the colored tiles mean that only the same color can pass through it meaning the blue square can only go on the blue tile and the red square can’t.
In addition to all the different gameplay mechanics you are also against the clock to get a better score ranking in gold, silver, bronze and un-ranked. The longer you take the lower your ranking can be and for me this is something that I like. If I take to long on a puzzle and then I only get a bronze or silver I find my self looking the the level screen and seeing all these gold levels but one or two levels that are not gold and I go back and try and complete them with a better time. One thing about this that could be improved is that when you complete a level there is no replay button so you have to go back to the main menu and back into the level select to retry the level. this could easily be improved by adding a replay button to the screen when you’ve completed the level.
Overall I like this game quite a lot and I will find my self going to back play it frequently and for the low price of 69p I think that it’s defiantly worth buying and for this reason I’m going to give this game a 4.5/5.
If you want to find out more about this game then click this link and it will direct you to their own web page http://www.huebrix.com/