Puzzle Of Two: Two To Tango, Yet One To Play
A new era has fallen upon Sploder. On May 7th of this year, Sploder owner and administrator Geoff launched a new creator to revolutionize the games offered and produced by the members of the Sploder community. The Physics Puzzle Maker. Vastly expanding the options afforded by members in their craft of games, a gateway had been open to an explosion of new and wildly different game flavors and ideas never before open to the public.
Lately we have seen many of these great games rise to the top, receiving Featured status to alert all of Sploder to their unique originality, cleverness, and fun. One such game, Puzzle of Two, is another in a rising trend of Physics Puzzle creations which entail working with oneself to coordinate multiple players to reach some end goal. As if a single player co-op, these games require not just planing and careful execution to meet the goal, but coordination and proper movement to do so in a fast, leader board setting pace.
In Puzzle of Two the player is presented with two jointly controlled player objects, with whom the objective is to get each within a tightly sealed black box to advance up to the next level. A simple enough description and goal, the player is given nine levels to work through and beat the puzzle.
The game starts off quick and simple, affording the player plenty of levels to understand the jist of the game and rapidly proceed up through the stages. In the later levels, however, skill required increases a bit further and solving the level requires a touch more thought, work, and patience. And with a bit of a twist, level 8 breaks the prior model, expecting the player to prove a bit more of him- or herself in regards to timing, player control, and acrobatic movement. The game concludes with a sweet ending and a sense of satisfaction to the player for having dispatched the puzzle with skill and ingenuity.
In summary Puzzle of Two is a great experience for anyone looking for a nice puzzle to lighten their day. Depending on the player's abilities, the game can be a quick mental exercise with some well placed player movement or a perplexing maze requiring a minute or two more to navigate through the many levels and reach final victory. If you're looking for a game to try, Puzzle of Two by jegagames is a definite recommendation.
As for the future, jegagames is a new member with some promising games. Puzzle of Two is their ninth game, and having already earned a feature, one can expect many more to follow. Showing an excellent understanding of the new creator and skill in the craft of its games, this is certainly a member to watch.
What to expect? A short challenge, depending on your skill, featuring original game design and moderate complexity. Don't expect it to be too difficult, but definitely expect a puzzle. A great game to try out for anyone.
Final Rating: 4.5 of 5
(This review was created without undue pressure or request from outside sources, and is unaffiliated with any reviewer conglomeration. Review, game chosen, and description given were all the product of the reviewer and express only his or her sole thoughts on the game, and should not be interpreted as opinions of any other member unless so stated by other member.)