The Patient Gamer

Review: Fractal


Three and a half hours and the main campaign in Fractal is behind me. For a $1.50 mobile game, it was very entertaining (and I'll probably keep playing on my phone as I have time). 

The goal of Fractal is to push hexagonal tiles around a grid in order to form blooms of 7 tiles, which then explode and cause chain reactions of other blooms. Special tiles increase the variables and complicate the strategy required. I was genuinely surprised at how much the hexagonal grid complicated what seemed at first blush to be a fairly straightforward game. It was pleasantly challenging to try and figure out which tile to push in order to maximize the blooms.

Cipher Prime makes games that look pretty and have good music, and this one is no exception. The music grows and changes as you play the game -- the more points you score, the more complicated it gets. It also starts to slow down and die when you're running out of moves. The graphics felt a little drab compared to some of the other Cipher Prime games I've played, but it was still darn pretty.

All in all, this is definitely a good game for you to throw onto a tablet or cell phone. 

Roosky's Rating: 3.5/5

At the time of writing, Fractal is available for $2.99 from the Play Store and for $4.99 from the iTunes App Store.

Currently unrated