Strategically fun and visually interesting
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: tested on 05 Apr 2017 on
Neat graphics, addictive game play, unusual game play
Needs to be elaborated, lags a bit
Numerus for Android is a unique puzzler style game. It feels like a twist on Othello, but not really. Whatever its origins, the game is fun and requires both strategy and skill.
Numerus is very familiar, yet totally unusual. There are white pieces and black pieces, and you play against friends or the computer. The object is to place your pieces on the board and create matches of 4 with your respective colored pieces. Whoever makes the most matches, wins. Sounds easy? Wait, there’s more….
Each of your game pieces has a number on it. When placed on the board, your game piece divides and expands according to its number. So a number 5, would expand and jump 5 squares in all directions from where you place it. A piece with a 2 would expand and jump 2 spaces in all directions; so on, and so on.
The animation of the expanding game pieces is very cool and fluid. It also helps keep the game interesting, because you have to visualize how it will all play out and incorporate that into your strategy. Whoever makes the most matches of 4 after placing all their pieces onto the board, wins.
Unfortunately, what this game is sorely lacking is online play against opponents. Aside from that, the controls worked well and the game is challenging, original and fun.
Numerus offers some interesting game play and could be a big hit, especially if online play is incorporated. Nicely done.