Whoever said that wasting time is dull and boring didn’t know anything about Flood-It. If you have some idle minutes and you love playing puzzle and logic games, then you have come to the right place. Want to know more about Flood-It? Consider going through our review and take a glimpse of this highly addicting game for the iPhone.
About the Game
LabPixies is the name behind the incredible success of Flood-It in the app store today. There’s really nothing to win or lose in the game. Flood-It is just an extremely remarkable time-waster. The app already has more than 2,000,000 downloads and counting!
The objective of the game is simple. Flood-It is a game of strategy where you will have to fill the board with one color in 22 steps or less. You will basically start in the upper left corner and then tap a colored circle at the bottom of the screen. The color of the ball must be the same as the color of the adjacent blocks in the main screen to achieve your goal. The game goes on until the board is filled with one solid color, or until your 22nd move. For instance, if the start of the puzzle in the top left corner had a yellow square and the 2 of the adjacent squares are red, then you would definitely want to tap the red circle at the bottom of your iPhone screen. This move will make the yellow square red to match the 2 squares that it is touching. The red area gets bigger and bigger until you completely flood the board with solid red.
It can be pretty tough to fill the 12 by 12 grid with such limited number of moves. The game also allows you to track your previous scores so that you will be reminded of your win percentages and thus you will feel the urge to raise your win percentage. As you level up, it also limits the number of moves with which you are allowed to make in order to win a game.
Like the game itself, the interface is pretty simple. The controls are very easy. You will only need to tap the colored balloon to methodically flood the entire game board with one solid color. There’s no online gaming support needed so you can basically operate the app anywhere and anytime you want.
Graphics and Sound Effects
The game really looks nice and the colors are really vivid which will help you track your target color easily. If you don’t like squinting then you may have trouble seeing those colorful tiny squares. Sound effects are there to bring life to the game.
While you want to ensure that every move is a step closer to your goal, the free version doesn’t allow you to undo your last move. It’s not even possible to replay the same board if you fail to complete it on your first try. There’s also a banner ad at the top portion of the screen, but it has really nothing to do with your gaming performance. By the way, banners are usually present when you download any app for free.
The paid version that costs 99 cents, on the other hand, allows you to undo your last move, restart the board, play against the clock and choose from various color schemes. There are also no visible banner ads so you can basically concentrate on the game. Other than these petty issues, Flood-It is just truly addicting that you don’t want to stop playing!
Overall, Flood-It is a fun game that really works great as a time-waster. Be careful though as a minute or two for a game can extend to even a few hours of challenge and fun. The game is also suitable for all ages. It can really be quite challenging for the kids, but allowing them to play can yield a few benefits. The game teaches them simple logic as well as hand, eye and mental coordination. Flood-It is definitely a great iPhone game that you can play to alleviate boredom!
Developed By: LabPixies
Requirements: Requires iOS 2.0 or later
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Other OS: Android