Review Blendoku 2
The perfect blend of style and logic
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 11 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Good presentation, unique gameplay, difficult puzzles
Is definitely not for colorblind, i never saw the mechanics really evolve
Are you a color virtuoso? That’s the question on the developer’s mind behind Blendoku 2 for Android. That may seem like a silly question to ask but this game really uses colors, and the way we see them, to craft a really cool and unique puzzle experience around them.
I’ll admit that I’m a fan of colors. I have an amateur interest in design and I think it’s really cool to see new colors that I’ve never seen before. Weird, I know. But this game is really great at that. In each puzzle, it will give you a starting point (or multiple) and you have to take a look at the existing color palette and drag your options below. The idea is that you’re lining them up to cascade from one shade of color to the next.
Now, I’ll admit that things can get a little bit confusing, even in some of the early stages. Not because you don’t know what you’re doing, but because you might be a little inexperienced with color to know or understand how various shades are supposed to interact with each other. There were a few times that I took a look at the existing colors on the board and then compared them to the palette, just thinking “how the heck am I supposed to match those?” But just following my instinct often led me to success.
Now, each level can be beaten simply by completing the puzzle, but you’re also timed on how long it takes you to complete the puzzle. it will show you your current score, your best score, and then the world record. So there is a little bit here for everyone.
Blendoku 2 is a really unique puzzle experience that I think lends itself really well to the mobile platform. There really aren’t any games quite like it on the platform, and it checks all the boxes for what a good mobile game should be.