Jan 4, 2012
Smartphones are the perfect console for our modern ADD gaming culture. Got ten minutes to wait for a bus? Pull our your phone and play a few levels of Angry Birds. It almost happens by instinct now; whenever boredom strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to reach into your pocket and tug out the smartphone. Unlike the epic, beautiful, and story-driven (supposedly) home console games, mobile gaming has found its niche in multi-leveled games with simple-yet-challenging gameplay. TM.Lazor is a game that fits the mold perfectly and delivers a solid game that will hold your attention for just as long as it needs too.
The premise behind TM.Lazor is to deflect lasers into specified portals by a grid of manipulatable mirror and such. A surprisingly plentiful amount of road blocks and challenges present themselves, and a helpful tutorial mode makes them easier to manage. The gameplay here is clever and the objects in your way do present a challenge and are varied so as levels donâ€™t appear repetitive. You also have about 6 different kinds of mirror and redirecting squares which really means that every level is different because different assortments of these are supplied every level. Another feature that helps ward off repetition is the variation in level sizes. One level you might be in a long hallway and the next youâ€™re in a claustrophobic square.
TM.Lazor does a good job making a game that is challenging without ever seeming cheap. The gameâ€™s difficulty curve is very forgiving and itâ€™s easy to breeze through the first map pack but the more difficult maps start to tax your intellect. This game, like many other in its category, is very addictive and if youâ€™re into puzzles this game is definitely worth checking out. Whatâ€™s more, TM.Lazor is another free hidden gem on the Android Market.