Rubik’s Puzzle Galaxy Rush Review (WiiWare)

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Rubik’s Puzzle Galaxy Rush Review (WiiWare)

Posted by Robert Hedlerfog, 

Rubik’s Puzzle Galaxy Rush is the first game of three, in the new Rubik’s Galaxy series from Two Tribes launched just in time before Christmas. The game is based on a 3D game engine that really makes the world actually spin and gives a great stylish and spacious feeling to the game arena. It has a slight similarity with Chuchu Rocket, from Dreamcast and will probably be enjoyed by those who liked that game. But the better and faster 3D feeling and cooler graphics makes this an entirely new game of its own, so don´t worry! Think Lemmings, think Cuchu Rocket and think Wii game feeling, and you may get a pretty good hunch of what it is all about without giving away too much. The goal is to guide colorful cubes in tricky patterns to the exit points to be able to solve each level being thrown at you. You have in your toolbox, conveyor belts, warps, stop signs, direction signs, speed switches, splits and what not. That is as hard as it gets, when it comes to learn the game rules, the rest is all about finding out what to do with those tools and when and where to place them. Easy? – Sometimes! Fun? – Yes! Addictive? – Yes! And better yet, you don´t have to be Zsa Zsa Gabor and help your inventor friend by launching a world party in order to get a Rubik´s Cube in your house, you just need to buy this game. Yeah, you get the cube in four different sizes in the bargain and a world to play it with as well. Not bad huh? Included in the package, you can play the classic cube game in pure 3D mode and compete against other Wii friends. Of course with a tutorial! Christmas is saved! Well I have to admit, I was one of those Rubik´s poor kids, so this game did connect with me on a pretty high level, but I did forget all about that cube the last 30 years! I had them in any size and probably wasted a number of them trying as well, if I remember correctly. My trick to get faster was to put a bit of butter (!) in the inside to make things smoother, a bit too smooth as it would show, because a number of my cubes fell apart thanks to it. Don´t try this at home on your Wii! The game has great funky sounds and background music that makes you feel motivated for the challenges. There are more than 70 gradually harder but fair puzzles and of course the challenge hardens by being compared with all online players for best finishing time in each level. The online leader boards make this game survive that much longer once you cleared the puzzles, smart move! The graphics are quite simple but adequate, smooth and fast, and everything feels very streamlined and genuine. It has a beat of its own and I really feel like playing just by watching the intro scenes. That´s the way it should be, the game should convince you, not the other way around. The wii-remote interaction is impressively responsive and specifically designed so no complaints in that department. There is also a quick guide, to get hang of it in zilch time. There is no doubt, Two Tribes have created a potential hit here. I really enjoy the action packed mental state that the game manages to put the player into. I have a feeling this game will attract both old and young, and what a great way to connect between these generations! This is a game I want to play with my grandchildren one day! If you aspire for your kids (or yourself) to improve their skills in creativity and problem solving this is probably a game you should be seriously thinking about gifting them for Christmas. The puzzles are tricky and gives a good feel of achievement and builds confidence! What kid does not need that in this world these days!

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