Yesterday I received an invite from Nitako Studios to try out a new game for Android. Turns out that this is already a hit for iOS and is now available for Android. I rarely review these games as they have already hit popularity on iOS and I prefer to focus on Android specific games. But it combined puzzles and 3D environments so I decided to take a look.
The premise to the game is simple though difficult to laugh at. Toshi is a pop superstar who dances for all her fans. When she does, she causes a demon (yes, a demon) to die. The evil Red Demon has captured her and cast a spell on her that has taken away her ability to walk. You then have to go through several levels where you have to get Toshi from her starting point to the dance floor. The way this is done is by throwing tennis balls at objects either in her way or able to move her to the dance floor.
I will be honest. Initially the graphics (and premise) made me feel like this would be a poorly crafted game without the depth or challenge of a good puzzle game. I was very wrong. The graphics are quite beautiful but the most amazing thing is how sophisticated the 3D environment is. It seems that every object reacts well to the environmental physics and is consistent. The controls are simple for both throwing the ball and also rotating around the field.
The only downside I saw to the game was that the free version was too short. I was able to go through the 20 levels that it came with in about 1 day. Most of them were very easy and were there to basically introduce you to the various elements as well as the gameplay. I don’t know how many times I completed levels by not rotating the environment for a better angle. One of my favorite things about the game is that if you hit Toshi or knock her into the water it simply says “Toshi is Dead!’
All in all, this is a fun game and good for just picking up. I suggest you go to the Android Market and download the free version, however, I believe many of you will find that you will want to buy the full version. I will also add that it worked flawlessly on my Galaxy Tab 10.1. I give it a 4 out of 5. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.