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[Android] Cut boards to reach targets with Slice

Posted By Brendan Lynch On November 24, 2012 @ 8:00 PM In Android | No Comments

[1]Slice is a great puzzle game using a unique concept and set of controls. This game is great for those who are looking for a unique game with a simple concept. It is designed for those looking to add a little spice to their gameplay, but not over-doing the mental requirement.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

This game’s main functionality is to provide a challenging game that is rather simple to understand. This makes the game easy to pick up quickly, but not so easy to over-come permanently.

Pros

  • Difficult gameplay
  • Easily understood controls
  • Arcade and Challenge modes
  • Different materials like wood and metal
  • Collectible stars

Cons

  • Occasional glitches
  • Early levels too easy
  • Not good for long periods of gameplay

Discussion

[2]Slice is an interesting game that really has no counterpart in the Google Play Store. What is great about this game, is that it can get extremely challenging the higher you go. It also uses a great variety and combination of controls and functions. The actual controls are incredibly familiar as the primary gesture you use is swiping. The simplicity of the gestures provides a great contrast to the overall difficulty of the game when you get into the higher levels.

The object of the game is to slow the ball(s) down enough to move onto the next level. You do this by cutting away parts of the map you are on. The more you cut away, the more the balls slow down. The difficulty lies in the amount of balls you have to slow down. When you first start out, you have one ball to slow down. However, as you progress, the number of balls you have to slow down becomes dramatically higher. This obviously gives you much less room to cut parts of the map away.

While this game is fun and simple, there are a few minor aspects that take away from the enjoyment. For starters, the beginning levels are overwhelmingly easy. I understand that this is important because it provides a good way to introduce new players to a new concept, but I still don’t feel like it should be as easy as it is right off the bat. Additionally, the game can be incredibly buggy and had caused quite a bit of problems for users across multiple devices.

Conclusion and download link

Overall, this is a great game that provides tons of entertainment. The true value of this game lies with the simplicity of the controls. It is nice to have a game that is easy to control but capable of a very high difficulty level. Most users have reported very pleasurable gameplay and relatively few bugs. However, if you have specific handsets, you must be prepared for certain glitches or straight-up disfunctionality.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.0.2

Requires: Android 1.5 and up

Download size: 11mb

Slice on Play Store [3]


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[3] Slice on Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.magmamobile.game.slice

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