There is no scarcity of puzzle-solving games on the Android platform. Apart from being amusing, they offer a great way of stimulating the brain cells. If you are looking for a game that not just vivify your dull evening with its challenging puzzles but is also a fresh take on this entire genre, then you must try Esploder. Free to download from the Play Store, Esploder provides a unique experience of a strategy-building game against the backdrop of a space journey. You will love it even more if you are charmed by the cosmic wonders of the universe.
At the very outset, the game comes across as ridiculously easy to play. Hell, for all you are supposed to do is tap those colorful stars. Child’s play! But as you proceed through each level, it becomes increasingly challenging. And there are over 120 levels, so you can only imagine! Every star in Esploder carries some points depending on its energy level. You got to tap on a star to make it explode or, as the developers say, Esplode! So, you have to reach the target score by tapping those stars and gaining as many points as possible. A score multiplier is activated when you tap the stars of the same color to begin a chain reaction. Likewise, you can also boost your score and chances of winning the game by planning the order in which to tap the stars. This is crucial because the exploding star transmits energy to the adjacent ones and elevate them to a higher energy level. By combining the chain reaction with exploding the higher energy level star can make it easy for you to get the desired score. And this requires a meticulously planned strategy, something that makes the gameplay fun and engaging.
Esploder, although a puzzle game, has a space exploration theme. Its techno music and other space-inspired sound effects bring out the theme successfully. The starlit background keeps moving and makes you feel like you are floating through the never-ending universe. The graphics are plain and simple without any fluff and reminds you of the videogames from the 90s that you enjoyed as a kid. The home screen shows your different levels, rewards, and a ‘free play’ button. You require energy points for playing, except in the free play mode. These energy points get replenished with time or by simply watching a few ads. A one-time in-app purchase of $4.99 allows you to get rid of all these limitations along with some other benefits.
It is beyond any doubt that Esploder is quite addictive. The reason is that it’s not easy to reach the target score with the limited moves you get to play in each level. Sans a proper strategy, you are bound to fail. This is what makes you want to try again and again. But unless you have made that in-app purchase, you can’t play the game for very long if you keep losing. Once you exhaust all your energy points, it takes some time for them to get refilled. And this is a major turn off, something that the developers could address by offering probably bonus energy points after each level.
The game appears quite fascinating and refreshing. The subtle fusion of a puzzle game with a space theme seems novel and impressive. I think those who like to solve difficult puzzles and love astronomy too will dig this game for sure. Esploder is a good addition to your Android game titles and worth exploring.