Light The Flower is a clever puzzle game released by Chillingo Ltd.
“FLOWER POWER! – Guide the light from the window to the flowers using a variety of objects including mirrors, colored lenses, and torches! Make sure you guide the correct color of light to the corresponding plant otherwise they’ll never wake up!”
This game is simple in design, but very clever at the same time. The game uses the idea of reflecting light beams around a puzzle area to give the plants within the sunlight they need.
This game borrows a lot of the puzzle ideas that are in many iOS games today, needed to collect (by lighting up) the three stars in the area, using these to unlock later stages etc.
Gameplay wise this game is fun and addictive, you will continue playing level after level without stopping. The puzzles test you mind as you try and work out where to place the mirrors and how to angle them to collect the most stars possible. It is fairly easy to light the plant without any stars, this will move you quickly through the levels, but this will not win the game.
Currently, the game includes 5 houses (areas) with 12 levels in each (60 in total). There is a promise of more houses on the way.
Every house added more new dangers and objects that make the game play more interesting, like switches, light filters for different coloured flowers and bombs that will explode if sunlight is on them too long.
The game is control by selecting a mirror, then dragging it into a location and then rotating the mirror using two fingers.
The graphics and sound are excellent, the graphics of the cute flowers drawing you in.
There is an in-app purchase where you can unlock all the levels, but this is not needed as long as you are reasonable at collecting stars on each level.
On the upside:
- Cute game.
- Some nicely designed puzzles.
- Addictive gameplay.
On the downside:.
- Switching between mirrors is not as easy as it can be at time, with you accidently turning the same mirror again.
- Memory hungry, especially on the iPad 1 you may need to reboot before playing.
- 60 levels is good, but you will finish without all the stars within about 3 hours.
Overall, this is a really fun and playable puzzle game. I believe this will become another of those sleeper hits that will slowly gain fans until word of mouth and several reviews push it into the limelight and suddenly it jumps to the top of the charts. Hoperfully more house can be added to the game soon, and a tweak on the memory usage. Well worth downloading at the 69p price point.
Size: 17.2 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69