OCTOPI: Snow Globe
By Baris Tumerkan
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This is the first version of the OCTOPI games on the iPad, featuring better than ever game play.
With an interactive tutorial and beautiful graphics, it is the perfect introduction to this series of action games for your brain.
OCTOPI is a single player game that uniquely melts together turn-based and real time game play. You control a creature called 'octopi', that consists of several circles ('cells'). In order to 'move' the octopi, you add cells step by step, spawning new cells from the old ones by touch gestures. The spawned circles are connected to their parents, forming groups of cells.
You start each level with one or more 'base cell's that never die and pump life into all other cells. Each non-base ('regular') cell has a life span of several turns. As these regular cells die of natural causes, the younger circles that spawned from them get disconnected from the base cell. This is deadly, unless if you can reconnect them to the base by spawning intermediary circles within three turns. Each circle that dies before its time in this way costs you one life.
- An interactive tutorial
- A survival level that will have you playing over and over trying to beat.
- A beautiful and clean interface.
- Minimal amount of sound effects designed to only give cues about the game play, and let you enjoy your own music.
- Game play. Unique, mind expanding, addicting game play designed for your touch screen.
- Game Center leader board and one achievement
"The main game is unique and it’s unique because it works."
"They really took a simple game like Snake (like the one on my old Nokia cellphone) and changed the concept."
"I was taken aback by how interesting it is to branch off over and over again and then panic because a huge cluster is about to explode!"
"I really liked this game. It was unique, it was executed very well, and despite the lacking of art, the game is fun."
(From theAppsafari review of the iPhone version)
User reviews (for the iPhone version):
"Simple, unique...... Time flies while playing this game!"
"This game is great. Its simple to learn and impossible to master."
"A very original experience, if you're looking for something to keep you interested and a change from other generic games on the appstore, get this."