EDGE Extended is an action puzzle game released by Mobigame.
This is a follow up to the original Edge game, and I am happy to say is an improvement on the original.
In the game you move a cube around a geometric universe, navigating around the level in order to collect prisms and finding the exit square.
You appear on a level and set about your search for the exit. The levels can be very large and with secret areas, switches to trigger and moving blocks. There is even a strange black cube that appears appears from time to time triggering your way through a level or hindering your progress.
The mini map can offend show traps and hidden path ways, but these are not already clear, with the 3D begin used as part of the puzzle element of the game, however, this can sometimes be annoying as you fall off the map several times to find that due to the 3D a hidden path would have get you through minutes before hand.
There are 44 levels to play through, you are awarded a grade for the time taken to complete the level, and this can give you a reason to go back and retry and become an edge master with an S+ rating.
The game is controlled (by default) by dragging around the cube, with the cube following the direction you finger is moving. This works well and pretty precise. You can also control by a control pad (which works well) and tilt control (good, but did not give the precise control needed).
The graphics have a very interesting retro style, that works well, but feels more functional and exciting.
On the upside:
- Addictive and Brain Teasing.
- Great fun to play.
On the downside:
- The 3D landscape is used to confuse you at times, which is a bad thing at times.
- Timing can be too vital especially in later levels.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable game to play. The mix of Action, Reflexes and Puzzle is just right. If it was not for the confusion caused by the 3D environment at times this would be one of my favorite games. I hope that Mobigames add more levels as I am playing it so much I am running out. This is a quality product at a great price.
Size: 19.2 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69
Link: EDGE Extended – Mobigame