Written Android App Review
The new Elemental Android app from Vostu combines the best features of Alchemy and Sudoku into a new kind of logic game sure to get your brain working on overdrive. It’s also one of the most addictive games I’ve had the privilege of reviewing of late. Read on to find out why we love Elemental for Android.
In Elemental your job is to fill a game board by combining elements water, fire, energy and earth correctly. Certain elements combine to create new elements, for example earth and water combine to create steam. Don’t worry if you’re new to the game, a helpful tutorial and an awesome hint feature help keep you on track.
But be careful, much like Sudoku you cannot repeat any element in the same column or row. So it’s your job to arrange elements judiciously, complete the board and earn top scores.
There are two gameplay options in Elemental. In story mode you complete board after board, plowing your way through three main levels, earning points for fast times and using the fewest possible hints. In survival mode it’s your job to complete as many levels as you can without running out of time.
All scores integrate with global players via OpenFeint, so there’s a healthy dose of competitive action here on top of the ticking clock.
The result? One seriously addictive logic game that will have you scratching your head, working those brain muscles and generally having a ball. No number crunching required. The Elemental Android app is a lot of fun.
Layout & Design
Crisp, cartoon-style graphics are the perfect background for the Elemental app. Each element is decidedly different in color and shape, so it’s easy to see what you’re dealing with. Fun transitional animations just make the app that much better.
The game’s main motion is the drag and drop. You will drag the elements from the bottom of the screen to their proper homes on the board. This app is so well made I never had a single problem with the interface. Each board reacted rapidly and correctly, every time.
In addition to bringing me some seriously mind boggling logic play, the Elemental Android app is free to download and play. When you consider this app’s extremely high quality and awesome gaming style, that’s one price that’s hard to believe.
Of course, that means the app is supported by advertisements. An in-app purchase of $.99 can be made to remove the ads, but honestly they are so small and do not interfere in any way with gameplay that it’s not strictly necessary.
Bottom line: I wouldn’t mind spending a dollar on this game. It’s truly intelligent and super solid. Go play Elemental for Android mobile phone. You can thank me later.
Android Apps Review Details: Elemental Android app is free. This app requires Android 2.1 and up. You may download Elemental from the Android Market.
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