If our recent review of physics-follower Freeze! took us into the realms of the gravity defying Gothic, today’s 3D puzzle piece takes us straight into the sphere of Steampunk, as we guide the rusty looking Robo5 up an endless array of boxes and through the mysterious, decaying world he wakes in…
After a few days of overindulgence over Easter, it’s good to get the old grey matter back in some kind of working order; and if the monochrome minimalism of Monday’s featured brain re-builder didn’t appeal, then perhaps the infinitely more colourful creativity of Robo5 will. Unlike the vast array of puzzle apps out these days, your luminosity when it comes to the law of gravity is of little importance here compared to your smarts with spatial awareness.
Starting out lost in a ruined laboratory, Robo5 is faced with an understatedly uphill escape involving moving a mountain of boxes with precision planning and utilising an assortment of transporters and energy boosting elements to help him reach the summit of each, increasingly almost insurmountable, puzzle pile.
A game of guile, pull or push a box into the wrong place and you’ve cut off your own escape route, so while the tutorial may seem simple, you’ll soon find that these are not levels to be taken lightly, but approached with cool caution and cunning; unless you’re against the clock, then it’s more about luck!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Hugely entertaining and finely frustrating, Robo5 offers 40 levels of, well, levelling, across five chapters of a cunning junk-climb confusion-guaranteer. With smooth gameplay and plenty of innovative obstacles, the concept may be very familiar, but there’s ample Android app addling to be had.