Review Belts and Boxes
Deliver boxes to a table with conveyor belts
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 16 Jun 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Belts and Boxes is a very fascinating arcade game for agility where you will find a cardboard box, a table on which it should be placed, a lot of conveyor belts and a huge number of obstacles. Locations of the game reminded us some mail sorting center for some reason. At least, judging by the state of parcels that we sometimes get by mail, this assumption has quite a right to exist.
GameplayThe essence of the game is that you need to properly use the conveyors and deliver a parcel to the previously mentioned table. Along the way, it is advisable to collect all the stars to get more game points per level. Initially, the game will seem like a child's play. You will only need to turn on the conveyor belt and wait for a box arriving at the table.
Very soon, the stars will start hiding from parcels and you will have to use the reverse of the conveyor belts so that a box first is driven into a nook and then continue to move toward the table. Right at this moment, you will feel the presence of the laws of physics in the game making the gameplay a bit more complicated.
Physics and time are your worst enemiesThe thing is that a box holds on to momentum when there's a sharp switch of the reverse on the conveyor, owing to which it may begin to tumble and then fall to the floor, and because of this you will have to start out of the chute. The next step of complicating the gameplay will be an opportunity to control the speed of the conveyor belt. Here you will have to strain your brain over what the optimal speed of the conveyor is so that a box can collects all the stars and doesn't fly beyond the playing field.
You think that's it? Certainly not. It will take some time, and the time factor will get into the game. That is, you will have to timely turn on the conveyors, adjust the speed of the belt, and disable them in time. At that, in many cases you will have to calculate the way up to a second, or act randomly. It's all because the game will be cut in by some gas burners which can turn a box into a pile of embers, as well as some floating conveyors that at the right time may appear at the opposite end of the playing field.
ResumeIn general, with every new level the game becomes more difficult which in turn makes it even more interesting. The graphics in the game is made in a cartoon style and the quality deserves very high marks. The sound is quite good, too, and is unlikely to cause your claims. The best part is that the game has 60 unique levels and, despite the lack of advertising, is absolutely free.