|Multiplayer:||No, but daily online tournaments are available.|
|AI:||No, but you are against the clock.|
|Universal App:||Yes (there is a single app which works on both iPhone and iPad in HD)|
|Purchase for iPhone:||Use link below to purchase universal app|
|Purchase for iPad:||
Cubis Creatures: Match 3 Games
GD Star RatingCubis Creatures,
One sunny afternoon, a bunch of fuzzy creatures were playing in the park. When one of the group performs a magic trick to dazzle and enthral them all, it goes wrong and they fall into a deep, magical sleep. Now only you can reverse the magic and wake them up through the mystical practice of completing match-3 puzzles!
Okay, so it sounds a bit daft and it looks very cutesy, but fluffy graphics and story aside, Cubis Creatures is an addictive 3D puzzler that will provide you with countless hours of engrossing gameplay. I came across this relatively unknown title a few months ago when looking for new puzzle games for my wife (a puzzle fanatic), and was intrigued by the unique style and boardgame feel to it.
Unlike most of the match-3 games available, Cubis doesn’t just focus on the 2D top-down approach. Instead, you solve the puzzles from 3 angles at once: top, front and right from an isometric perspective. This means that the puzzles can be significantly more complex whilst still solvable without being ridiculously difficult.
A nice feature is the daily tournaments. Each day a new Cubis level is picked for play, igniting a challenge to players around the world to achieve high score domination. You get seven attempts at this each day, with your highest score being counted and the rest discarded. As you are told beforehand what the chosen level will be, you can spend some time practicing that level offline.
Whilst Cubis Creatures is free to download, you only get world 1 (20 levels). If you want more fluffy puzzles, there are an additional 10 worlds, each available as a one-off in-app purchase (69p/99c each, although worlds 2-4 come as one 69p/99c package), providing you with another 20 levels of cute madness per world. So in total there are 220 levels to play; enough to keep you scratching your head for a few hours. However, obtaining a perfect score in every one of those levels is a challenge in itself, and this provides a fair bit of replayability.
Aside from the optional levels, there is no other IAP or advertising. If you can’t solve a particular puzzle, you can jump back and forth between creatures, tackling easier puzzles and re-trying solved puzzles to gain perfect scores. There is no in-game currency to pay for skipping levels or revealing the solutions. This is an old-school puzzler that requires thought, quick thinking and practice. If you stick at the more difficult puzzles and think strategically, you will solve them eventually.
Cubis Creatures lives up to its name with colourful graphics, happy music and an overall shine that may not appeal to everyone’s taste. But do not be fooled; beneath the fluffy exterior lurks a brilliantly designed game which can be devilishly tricky.
9/10: It’s hard to find fault with Cubis Creatures. Originality, ingenious puzzles and replayability makes this an addictive must-have for all puzzle fans. Occasionally the user interface can be sluggish. Otherwise, an almost perfect game.