Doodle Fit 2: Around the World Review – Tetris meets jigsaw puzzles
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Gamelion Studios
Version #: 1.2.1
Date Released: 2013-08-30
Developer: NAMCO BANDAI Games
Price: FreeUser Rating:
When I was a kid my mom used to get me these odd shapes printed on a piece of card which I would piece out with plastic triangle pieces. When I downloaded Doodle Fit 2: Around the World, I was brought back to my childhood.
In this game, players are given various puzzle patterns placed along a grid line. These can resemble any random object ranging from humanoids to animals and even inanimate objects. Players are then given multiple pieces resembling Tetris blocks to arrange into the shape of the object given.
Think of it as Tetris meets jigsaw puzzles.
It was a nice touch to see the developers group levels based on country-based themes, and even nicer to see all the really interesting objects that were given to me for piecing. I also liked how the levels started off easily but slowly increased in difficulty, creating a rather smooth learning curve for users that aren’t quite familiar with the game yet.
Little touches and attention to detail were things that I really liked in this game. The whole game design overall gave a very personable feel, with (as the name would suggest) the game looking as if it were hand drawn and colored. I guess this really spares players from the otherwise cold and moody metallic reflective blocks they would have to deal with should the game have taken another approach with regards to design.
I must say I spent a good number of hours that could have otherwise been spent more productively, but no regrets. Levels had to be unlocked with in-app purchases, but given the quality of the free levels I’d say it’s worth the purchase. Hints were a little on the costlier side though, but justifiable as they were barely needed if at all. I would strongly recommend the purchase of this game.
Would I Buy Again:Definitely
Learning Curve:Moderate. It's a rather mild slope upwards in difficulty.
Who Is It For:Just about everyone
What I Like:The variety in the game prevents it from being repetitive
What I Don't Like:Too little free content
Final Statement:Play it to understand!
Travel the world, solving puzzles as you go! Visit 10 countries, each with 20 puzzles based on an item or landmark from that country. Some puzzles have multiple solutions and some feature interesting facts. Play in Around the World, Time Attack and Challenge modes, but that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Doodle Fit 2 introduces a brand new Community section, featuring puzzles from players around the world. You can also easily draw or fit together a level of your own, give it a name, then share it with the world and your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
- Highly popular, intuitive gameplay
- 200 levels and 3 single player modes
- Online multiplayer, with private and public games
- Level creator and Community section
- Game Center and Open Feint achievements and leaderboards
Doodle Fit 2: Around the World is another great game in the Doodle Fit series. Now with the introduction of the Community feature, there always will be new levels to discover and play, alone or with your friends.
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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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