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Action puzzle with unique mechanics
Author: Enozia Vakil
Date: 09 May 2017, tested on HTC One X
Decent graphics, decent game play
Too few levels
4444, a game with a unique title and an equally unique concept, is made for the brainiacs, where you are to simply tap on the screen to get your job done, no complicated swiping here and there and other gestures. As a winner of the coveted ‘Top 5 awards’ at the Casual Connect Indie Prize Showcase, I was pretty sure that it certainly has some crazy gameplay and concept in it.
While the concept of filling four squares placed adjacent to each other with the same color to make them merge into a big square of one color isn’t the most jaw dropping one, but after a while of playing you’ll certainly realize the trickiness behind it. A variety of tiles are also added as you progress into the game, solely to increase possibilities of different ways of winning a game such as wild tiles that take any color, and tiles that shift color every second.
The only drawback is the lack of levels as the developer has clearly mentioned “4444 is ‘try and buy’. The free version features 24 levels (including the 12 tutorial levels) + 1 out of the 3 endless modes. In-app purchases allow to unlock full content.” The 12 tutorial levels and 12 extra levels should be enough to keep you hooked for some time however.
With simple graphics and challenging gameplay, 4444 is worth your time (and download).