What do you do when a sinister, unknown entity traps you in a maze of laboratory rooms, each one designed to dispatch you with the utmost haste? In Save me, the new action and puzzle thriller from KA-BL, you fight for survival.
Concept and Functionality
Save me presents a grayscale world in which you must pilot your character, Andy, to escape room after room of lasers, guns, spikes, and baddies who are trying to stop you from reaching the stairs to escape.
Each level of Save Me is a self-contained room in this deathtrap laboratory filled with obstacles and attackers, both man and machine.
You tap to navigate these obstacles, but you can alternately enable an on-screen joystick to move Andy instead. We did note that the joystick doesn’t keep him moving once your thumb slides out of the joystick circle and this can be a problem that we’d like to see addressed in a future update.
Adding to the challenge is the fact that every level has a time limit of just a few seconds that will also prematurely end your escape. The faster you complete the level, the more stars and higher score you earn which contributes to unlocking future levels.
The levels are challenging – we might even say they can be frustratingly so, especially when you’ve played a given level over and over without success, so this game is not for those who will easily give up.
The gameplay being easy to grasp but actually very difficult to master, the features of this game come in the wide variety of levels and challenges contained within. You’ll replay levels over and over again trying to shave just a second off of your time to get a few more points to unlock the next level.
You’ll also earn an in-game currency called “antal” which can be used to unlock levels early and buy special costume pieces to customize Andy.
You can purchase this through IAP and while you can play the majority of the levels without it, a few “special levels” need an increasing amount of antal to unlock. You don’t have to play these levels to complete the game, however, so consider them additional fun.
There are also some extreme levels, and the developer is not kidding – these will test your patience to the uttermost but you’ll feel an especially strong sense of accomplishment when you beat one.
Save Me is a free and highly challenging game that’s certainly worth a try. It’s a great game for anyone who enjoys puzzle games that include a dash of action.
IAP and ads are not overly intrusive and with the extensive selection of levels, you’re not going to run out of challenges for hours and hours.
The question is, can you save Andy?
Save me requires Android 2.3+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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