Symbol6 Redux is a casual matching and reflex game from the people at Gogogic, recently released for the iPhone platform on iTunes.
This game is most certainly one for the casual folks out there who, let’s face it, make up an extremely broad cross section of iPlatform gamers. Put in other words, if you like the concept behind games like Bejeweled, then you’re probably going to enjoy your time with Symbol6 Redux.
The game is basically played as such:
On your screen, you have a six sided playing surface. Within that surface are a series of seven different symbols. The game then sends matching symbols toward the playing surface and you must re-arrange the interior symbols so that the incoming symbols dock correctly. Sound confusing? it really isn’t. Check out the images below:
Looking at the above images, you can see the incoming icons, in the first a quarter moon while in the second, a heart. The player would then have to make sure that for the first image, the blue moon moved from the bottom 6 o’clock position to the 10 o’clock position. In the second image, the heart must be shifted to the 11 o’clock position.
As players increase in level, the game throws a monkey wrench at you by increasing the frequency of symbols and their speed. As if things weren’t confusing enough, incoming symbols are sometimes replaced by bombs and must be blocked by turning the playing surface.
For my part, Symbol6 Redux is exactly the kind of game that you want in a casual puzzle app. It is very easy to learn and pick up with a nice, solid learning curve so that you fully know what you’re doing by the time it starts throwing things at you faster than you can process. It also does a nice job of straddling the line between a fun challenge and wanting to throw your device at a wall in frustration.
There are also multiple difficulty settings, but the one that impressed me the most was that there is actually a children’s difficulty level so that you kids can enjoy the same game that you do.
I, for one, really enjoyed my time with the game, and my device has yet to be hurled at the wall in frustration so I’m going to go ahead and give it a 4/5. You really should pick it up.