Azkend 2 – The World Beneath is a puzzle action game released by10tons Ltd.
“While traveling from Liverpool to New York your ship was pulled down into a massive maelstrom and you woke up in a place that may have never been gazed upon by the eyes of men. From now on your goal is to ascend from the bowels of the earth and return to civilization.”
This is the follow up to the excellent Azkend HD, and continues on the same lines with a brand new storyline and several new features.
The basics of the game are that you are presented with a puzzle board. The board has hexagon blocks with various icons of each. You need to match a group of three or more by puling your finger over the blocks you wish to match.
Each level has a quest item, that comes in 4 parts, so over the level you need to build these quest items and these will be usable in the game to make the puzzles easier (like the Talismen in the original.)
There are classic levels like the origina where when a group is matched, the hexagon below will change (if a basic block it will show a blue [complete], or change to a basic block if it was gray.
Once the puzzle is completed, a section of the current quest item will appear on the puzzle, from there you need to move the amulet off the bottom of the board to win it. All the time the clock is counting down, and you fail if time runs out.
At the end of every stage you have a spot the items in the beautiful background, finding these will give you a flying start to the next level.
The game appears to be 17 stages, with 4 levels on each, so there should be 68 levels to play, and this does not even include the “find the item” puzzles.
The game is controlled by dragging your finger over the icons you wish to match.
The graphics and sound are very good. The basic graphics of the blocks and icons are functional, but there is some very pretty artwork to go with it. The music is just as good as the original game.
On the upside:
- Bright and Colourful
- Extremely fun puzzle action.
- Generally everything in the game has been improved from the original.
On the downside:
- Too Addictive.
- Fans of the original may or may not like the changes, much only dislike was the sliding across the board of the quest items, rather than a direct downwards fall.
Overall, I really like the the original Azkend game and this is an improvement on that. I again found myself dragging myself away from the Touchpad to complete this review. As puzzles games go this is one of the best and probably the best on the Touchpad. If you like puzzle games this is a must have and is well worth downloading.
Size: 84.1 MB
Price (at time of review): £3.98