Android App Video Review: Pixel Rain

Sep 22, 2011
Games

Pixel Rain is a new physics based puzzle game from Silicon Studio. It combines modern physics and touch game play with a very retro aesthetic to create a unique experience for android devices.

Most of the objects in the game are styled to look like Retro LCD games. It’s very reminiscent of the Game & Watch games of the past, and the sound effects constantly made me think of playing as Game & Watch in Super Smash Bros. It’s a very cool aesthetic, but I kind of wish there was some music to keep things more interesting.

Pixel Rain – Android physics game

Pixel Rain is a physics-puzzle game whose aim is to protect items from a rain of deadly pixels. While playing Pixel Rain, You will be taken into a hybrid technology world, mixing cutting edge physics simulation and cool retro LCD game design.

The goal of each level in the game is to protect the valuables from the spiky pixel things that rain from the top of the screen. You do this by using the various pieces provided to you to shield them. As the layouts of the maps change and more mechanics are added, the game constantly gets a little bit more challenging. Eventually you have to deal with swinging platforms and unstable structures. Figuring out the solution to a level feels extremely satisfying, mostly due to some of them feeling impossible. Many levels feel like they can be solved in multiple ways, which is always a plus. There is a lot of trial and error in this game, and sometimes you might just need some dumb luck.

The game can feel very lifeless at times without any background music. Although, there is a pretty sweet tune that plays at the main menu. This game is definitely meant for patient people or general puzzle solving fans. It’s a solid title that will frequently make you scratch your head, and it’s completely free too. Check it out, but try not to hurt your thinker box.

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Andrew Koziara

Andrew Koziara is a lifelong gamer and metal head. When he isn’t playing or reviewing games, he’s making them at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy. Check out his Twitter page here.

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