Review RGB Express
Like Snake but with trucks
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 06 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Unique concept, challenging puzzles
The game could use some extra objectives to change up the gameplay
RGB Express for Android takes the idea of snake and applies it to a puzzle game. You have an express delivery truck and your goal is to draw a path for it so that it can pick up the correct packages and drop them off at the correct houses, without taking the same path more than once.
The first level I played was stupid easy and really made me doubt the game’s core concept, but as I progress I came to realize how great of an idea it actually is. There are certain times where you’ll have three packages and three houses to deliver to, and you’re using just about all of the roadways to navigate your way to each destination without conflicting routes. Then there are other times when there are multiple trucks that are color coded to certain packages and homes that you’ll have to draw paths around.
The easy, no nonsense gameplay the game originally teased quickly became a lesson in patience. There I am staring blankly at my screen drawing a million different paths in my head that could possibly be the right path.
Fortunately, and maybe unfortunately, the game doesn’t punish you for drawing the wrong path. Instead, you simply start the level over. I’m thankful in that I know I’m not limited to playing the game in certain intervals because of some silly “energy” system; but it also means that I don’t care about failing.
The game’s visuals are incredibly charming, and I love how simple everything looks, so it’s right up my alley. Some people might be a bit put off by this simply because it’s not exactly impressive.
RGB Express is an addicting puzzle game you won’t mind throwing an hour or two at. The concept is easy to understand, but the pacing will quickly have you second guessing yourself.