|Pushmo Game Review, Gameplay|
Simple and engaging strategic puzzle games, surely interest people despite of the absence of high quality graphics, sound effects and Pushmo is one such latest hot puzzle pizza. The key weapons of the game are the simple gameplay which gets difficult gradually as the game progresses. Pushmo is the latest arrival for Nintendo's 3DS gaming console.
Pushmo gameplay :
Pusho works on a very simple concept of pushing, pulling and turning blocks of the puzzle. Each puzzle is called as a Pushmo, and begins with a flat surface. The job is to climb and reach the top by making use of the individual pieces of blocks. You will be a character named Mallo who can walk, jump and push and pull blocks.
You have to direct Mallo to build a piece of staircase kind of or any other structure to climb on and reach the top. Not all the blocks will be identical in shape to make it easy for you to come out with a easy build plan. Each blocks will have different shapes which will drive you to twist you brain for building a structure for the next level up.
As and when you progress, new tricks will be revealed to you. Simple tricks like pushing, pulling doesn't work all the time and mainly if you have progressed a lot in the game. Gamers can undo any action if they want by one step and can also totally restart the whole puzzle. Along with the progress, you get introduced to switches and manholes.
Switches and Manholes :
Puzzle formulas get more interesting when you get introduced to switches and manholes. Switches when tapped, might give you new movement options, or pull out all blocks of their respective color or changing the landscape you're standing on. Manholes in Pushmo work as regular street manholes, which will allow you to jump down into a colored opening and get out from the other end of the opening placed somewhere else.
One of the biggest plus points in Pushmo is that the game never hurries you up or give a sense of losing the game as there is no time boundary for any level, giving you ample time to think and plan your steps easily. This fact makes you to stay cool and eventually get the moves perfectly in place with confidence.
Puzzle types in Pushmo :
You can select between two types of Pushmos for playing, namely the Murals and Challenges. Mural Pushmos are a piece of art design you will play on, while challenges pulls out your logic and application oriented thinking. Apart from a ever growing puzzle, Pushmo has much more in store to offer for you to relax and feel lovely while playing.
All the levels are filled with pleasant colors for making it visually pleasing and music assists us with each and every move with special sounds in stage of achievements of level completion makes you feel appreciated. Mallo, the character looks good with right amount of animation for itself.
There are no hints if you get stuck in the midway of any stage. For people who fear this, there is an option which allows you to skip level without any penalty if the system recognizes that you have been trying the stage many times. A few stages can be crossed in trial and error method and you can also return to the skipped stages after gaining more confidence.
Pushmo Studio : Puzzle designing
Apart from the number of mind boggling puzzles, the makers have given Pushmo an indefinite end. You can create you own puzzles (with simple tools) in the Pushmo Studio and share them with friends and other players. Even if you are not interested in creating one, the Pushmo Studio will have fresh updates totally different from the ones present in the game.
The new custom levels created by others can be easy accessed via QR codes by using the 3DS camera. Users are of the view that Nintendo might have created an exclusive online sharing system for user created levels.
In order to qualify as a puzzle builder, you must progress a little bit in the main game. Users will have solve around 15 to 20 levels to create puzzles. Pushmo can be downloaded at an unbelievable price of just $6.99.