It’s a colorful world out there, and yet there are still the three primary colors that so much is based upon. Watercolors is a new puzzle game that is all about colors with a focus on merging the primary colors, like with any good water color art. The game is specifically crafted for touch as you drag the different colors across the game board to reach the indicated colors. Each level offers a linked array to colorize with highlighted areas to bring specific colors to whether it’s red, blue, or yellow, or any combination of them.
The main game offers a level based challenge with each new set introducing more colors to deal with. There’s quite a bit of challenge involved as you need to see the potential color merging points, and the limited pathways to keep colors separated before the merging. There are very specific points to color, and there’s a nice brain teasing style to colorize the board properly. There are two game modes with one based on moves, and the other based on time, but both present the same levels just with a different strategy needed.
The game might not be the most complex, but it sure nails the mechanic, and builds upon it nicely. The difficulty curve is fine tuned, in that there’s continuous challenge which is neither too easy, or too hard. As you flow through the levels, you keep coming across new elements like pathway bridges, color cancelation, and more. One of the main takeaways is just how enjoyable it is to drag the colors around the grid to form colors with such a smooth interface. The game is also free to play, and it’s tough to even find what you’re paying for until the very later levels.
Watercolors (Free, Universal) is an interesting puzzle game that offers colorful entertainment that is a worthwhile download.