Sunday, 30 December 2012

Brain Squares : Give Your Brain a Work Out

Does your brain ever get bored? Does it need some exercise? With the Brain Squares Free app available for both Android OS and iOS you can do something about it. Take one of three difficulties and challenge your brain. Tapping stationary squares can't be that hard right? You can even take all the time you want before you make a move (I think). I haven't really learned the scoring system yet but I believe the final score is based on your total amount of moves you took compared to the minimum moves required to beat that stage. Give this article a minute of your time to see if we can convince you that this Free app is worth downloading.


How to Play: (the in game tutorial does a good job at explaining too so reading this section may not be necessary)
Choose a level and a difficulty.
The purpose of the game is to alter the play area to match the bottom pattern on the screen.
Tap a square(rectangle) to change it's color.
Tap an adjacent square, or a square that is on the same row, or a square that is in a row diagonal to it. If the second valid square you tapped is not directly next to the first one, then all squares in between will change colors, regardless if they had already changed colors.
You may undo a move, or restart that stage with two buttons on the bottom of the screen.
Once you have made your second move, the game continues on from that second tile in play.




       I admit that I was stumped a few times even in early levels set on easy. Brain Squares gameplay and music reminds me of the Lavender Town Gym of the Pokemon series. Platforms also play a role in that gym. Back to the smartphone application.While playing this game I was also reminded of the Chinese board game "Go", which I learned not too long ago from some Chinese elders. Luckily the early levels of Brain Squares are not as experienced as elders and let you slide with some easier tasks.
Although the music isn't bad, having an updated sound might help the app a little. Also, it would be nice to be able to play the game in landscape mode(not necessary, but it would be nice). I haven't reached later levels so I cannot say how forgiving they will be.

       With between 10,000 and 50,000 downloads and over 100 reviews, the smartphone app has an average rating of 4.7 on Google Play. That is quite a good rating. The developers at BrainIcon did a good job on this one. It's creativity and simplicity sometimes surprises you, or at least me. Check out this brainteaser, just don't hurt yourself.

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