Review Under the Sun - 4D puzzle game
An innovative, island castaway puzzle game
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 25 Jun 2015, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Quality 3D graphics, interesting plot, interesting game play
Device is running hot, uses a lot of system resources, monotonous game play
Under the Sun - 4D puzzle game for Android is an interesting puzzle game about a guy stranded on a deserted island. Help that lost dude make it to the campfire in a set number of moves. This one requires strategy and logic to conquer.
Under the Sun - 4D puzzle game displays in landscape to reveal a very small deserted island with one lone inhabitant. The island is comprised of cubes, similar to a child's building blocks, only these appear to be made of sand, greenery, palm trees and a lone campfire. Our castaway is standing to one end of the puzzle, and all you gotta do is get him to the campfire in a set number of moves to win each round. the make things interesting, the castaway ages with each step you take, turning into a senior citizen right before your eyes, and even dying if you don't make it to the campfire within your allotted moves. The play is innovative and challenging; this one will make you think.
The controls use swipes and slides to rotate your view of the island in full 360 degrees; over, under, and all the way around all sides. Simple taps advance your castaway from one cube to the next, en route to that glorious campfire. There's also an innovative wheel control on the right edge of your screen that acts as a step by step undo function; reversing all your moves, one by one. The graphics are cartoonish and detailed, with a vibrant and inviting color palate. The animation is quite good, particularly the 360 degree renders.
Under the Sun - 4D puzzle game has lots of levels to keep you busy and the puzzles are truly interesting and challenging. This one is worth checking out.