Unwynd bemuses some, amuses others
The App Army Assembles
Each week, we ask members of our App Army and ask for their feedback on the latest and greatest releases on mobile. One top pick this week was Dropout Games's sliding puzzler Unwynd.
Let's see what our App Army had to say...
I can see how some people would like this game. In Unwynd you swipe side to side to light up lines and change some colours without changing others.
Yes, this game is hard to explain, but it's a shame it's not just as tough to complete each level. I find that every time I start a level I can see the answer in my head before I even touched my phone.
It's a good idea, but a little simple for me. For Dropout Games's first mobile puzzler it's a valiant effort. Just need to pump more difficulty in them colours.
Unwynd is a very unique puzzle game that's easy to play, but difficult to master. I enjoy the swiping controls and smooth gameplay. The tutorial's a little tough to follow - I think the dev needs to fix it.
I've never played any puzzle game quite like this. I love the challenging levels and zen feel. The music is also very nice and relaxing. Although I occasionally get frustrated completing the levels, this game is an outstanding puzzler.
I'm really enjoying Unwynd. At first you're struggling a bit because you don't know how to play it, but once you get over that part, the game becomes really challenging and addictive.
I don't like the free-to-play system used in this game though. There are too many ads, and you have to unlock level packs too. I think a price mark of 99c would have fit perfectly with this game.
The gameplay is innovative and unique, and the controls work perfectly. Overall, Unwynd is a relaxing puzzler that fans of the genre will love.
The gameplay in Unwynd is unique. It took me quite some time to learn how to play the game. I beat the first few levels by just swiping like mad, but that didn't work forever so I had to replay the tutorial in order to understand the game.
Unwynd gets really hard as you advance, turning the game from a relaxed puzzler into a major rage game, which makes the game fun for just a short period. The game's great if you're a hardcore puzzler though.
20 minutes in and I'm still not sure I understand what's going on. I usually enjoy games like this, figuring out what you have to do to complete further levels.
Not this one though. The enjoyment was sucked out once there appeared to be no logical sequence as to what was happening. Once I understand, it might be a game that I enjoy, but for now, it's not something I would rave about.
Also, I understand developers have to make their money somehow, but I hate it when they create ads that pop up after every level. It may sound stupid, but that's usually a deal breaker for me when playing mobile games.
This game really is not hard to understand - I'm surprised many of you are finding it difficult to work out!
Not everyone is as much of a genius as you are Kainen!
It doesn't really explain much. Having played it more I can now see what I have to do, but all the tutorial says is that I have to swipe left, right, up, or down; probably a given playing a game on a touchscreen phone.
Unwynd has been odd for me. I can't help but feel like I'm missing something. It wouldn't be hard for me to imagine puzzle fans really enjoying this one, and while I do enjoy puzzle games, Unwynd eludes me.
I find Unwynd incredibly relaxing. I didn't understand what I was doing for a solid 10 minutes, but as I continued to play I developed an appreciation for the simple gameplay.
The controls are great; I never had an issue with it reading a swipe incorrectly. Even if it did though, the undo last move button makes fixing a botched line simple.
I do feel like I'm missing something too. The difficulty in levels spikes and drops randomly, and that made me feel like I was doing something wrong. I don't think that is possible with this game though, as it seems as if there are many different solutions to each puzzle.
It's repetitive, and I wish it had more variety, but it is fun. It has a zen feeling to it that makes me calm and happy. Check it out in any case - it's free!
Note: I did pay to get rid of ads, so I don't know how intrusive those were.The App Army have spoken! If you'd like to sign up, please have a gander at our App Army application article. Did you pick up Unwynd? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!