[Review] Flow Pie for PlayBook & BlackBerry handhelds by Ivy Studio
I picked Flow Pie up for one of our PlayBooks a week or two back. But it wasn’t till recently when I started playing it and also realized the game was available on my handheld that I fell madly in love with it. The premise is simple, yet addictive. Match the same colors but don’t overlap. Some levels will have you moving right through them, while others will take a fair amount of cognitive thinking.
• 750+ levels for cellphone, 900+ levels for BlackBerry® PlayBook™.
• TIME TRIAL mode to play with your friends.
• vivid sound effects.
• make the best use of your BlackBerry FULL-SCREEN.
More levels will be coming soon …
The beginning levels will start off at 5×5 squares. These are very simple. But each new level will add one more square making them 6×6, 7×7 etc. Not until you hit the 8×8 & 9×9′s will things begin to get a bit greasy.
You won’t need any instructions. There’s 2 modes: FREE Play & Time Trial. I started things off on FREE Play and realized later that I moved rather quickly through a lot of levels so gave Time Trial a run and loved it too. As you move through the levels Ivy Studio introduces new colors and over course more squares that inevitably make the board smaller and the game more challenging.
There’s really not much of a difference between the PlayBook and smartphone versions of the game. 1st thing to note is that you only need to purchase it for one device, then you can download it free to the other. Assuming this will be the same deal for BlackBerry 10 (including Dev Alpha owners). But I still have a separate BB ID attached to mine so I can’t confirm that just yet.
For the $1.99 asking price and hour of fun Flow Pie offers I gotta say this is a must-buy in my opinion. Ivy Studio is also responsible for Ivywire products. So be sure to check out the other games they’ve made. A good handful of pick-up-n-play titles. Grab Flow Pie at the link below!