Review Cosmic Balance
A futuristic labyrinth style puzzler
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 27 Apr 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Neat graphics, lots of levels, several variants of controls
Animation could be better, unbalanced difficulty, challenging controls
Cosmic Balance for Android is highly challenging with lots of interesting levels. Balance and move your marble through the obstacle course or plummet to oblivion. Yup, good luck with this one.
Cosmic Balance has a lot going for it but is still a little rough around the edges. The game takes place on an obstacle course that’s suspended in space and time. There’s moving levers, shifting platforms, color changing triggers, you name it. Your ball is plunked down at the start of the course and the objective is to guide it to the finish without falling off the edge. It sounds so easy, right? Ha!
The controls have several different options, and none of them will make this game any easier. The tilt controls are decent, but lack refinement. The virtual joystick option offers more stability but even less precision. The game is certainly playable as is, but you’d stand a much better chance at doing well in this game if the controls had more subtlety. The physics are decent, but really show their limits on certain elements of the course.
There are tons of levels, and if you’re willing to fight through the controls, they look like fun to play. The animation is a little crude, but nothing that can’t be tweaked in future updates. The sounds are ok; nothing memorable one way or another.
Cosmic Balance is visually interesting to look at but still needs some work. It has promise, but comes off a little pedestrian in this iteration. However if you like a challenge, this one will certainly hold your interest.