Cyto Review – Regain your lost memories
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Chillingo Ltd
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2013-02-21
Developer: Chillingo Ltd
Price: 0.99User Rating:
In many of my previous reviews, I’ve mentioned more than once how I prefer casual games over dense and content rich thrillers. I don’t like the feeling of having complicated plots mess with my mind, constantly having to worry about planning my next move in game and whatnot. I prefer games I can pull out and enjoy on the go where I don’t have to frustrate myself trying to recall what I did the previous round and what I should be doing next. However, most casual games lack purpose in them. Call me crazy but while I don’t need a complicated storyline to power my games, I would at least want a purpose to continue playing. A driving force to propel the game forwards.
This is where Cyto comes in.
Players take control of a… Blob. Yes, a blob. Disregard fancily colorful or heavily armored mythical creatures in other games. Here, we get an amoeba-like blob who has lost its memories. No prizes for guessing, but the objective of the game would of course revolve around recovering said memories.
The game is played catapult style, where players use their fingers to drag the blob back in order to launch it forward. Gameplay revolves around sending the blob flying around the screen collecting memory fragments and reaching certain end points to move on to the next stage.
While this game concept has pretty much been overused in the casual department, I must say it still does an amazing job keeping you hooked. If I had any gripes to make, it would be about the color scheme. Granted, a space themed game would primarily rely on darker colors, but the lack of contrast causes the game to appear rather dull and unappealing.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Simple, just drag and release
Who Is It For:Casual gamers
What I Like:I've always been a fan of casual games
What I Don't Like:The game graphics are rather dull
Final Statement:I cannot remember
"One of the finest new games you can get for your mobile this week." — Modojo, 4/5
"A pleasure to play." — Lowdown Magazine, 10/10
"A very engaging experience." — Bunch of Gamers, 4/5
Cyto has lost his memories, help him get them back.
Fling Cyto through beautiful, other-worldly levels to collect memory fragments and piece together his story in this irresistible, cute, and challenging puzzle game.
There are three memory fragments scattered throughout each of Cyto's 81 levels but getting them all will be an epic journey. Use puzzle-solving skills, different abilities, and elements, and a good aim to collect them all and unlock the story. Avoid spikes and other dangers on your quest to reach the portal at the end of each stage.
Cyto is a cute character with a great story—he just can't remember it. Help Cyto to recover memory fragments throughout his universe, then watch the story unfold as his amnesia disappears.
Cyto lives in a dreamlike, effervescent world, filled with alien organisms and mystery, all set to a stunning soundtrack by the renowned David Ari Leon. Put on some headphones and get truly lost in the wonderful world of Cyto.
• 81 Levels of puzzling fun
• Cute character with a great story
• Stunning sound and artistic design
• Great fun for gamers of all ages and abilities
• Universal: Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
This game features non-compulsory In-App Purchases. If you do not wish to use this feature please disable In-App Purchases in your device settings.
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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