Some games are small and just right. They don’t pretend to be something they are not, nor do they deceive you with flashy art to believe so, too. And that is how I felt about Invertibles by Lepta Games out now for Android devices.
The game revolves around one goal – to make all the pillows or shurikens (that what developer suggests we call them, and rightly so) big. Now, this looks easy when you open the game and pass the tutorial, but let me tell you, it is kind of tricky further on. At one point, the game will notify you that “hints” are off and that’s when you are truly left to your own devices.
The mechanics are straightforward and you won’t have any problem with the touch controls since they only require you to tap on the screen. Hopefully, the right combination to pass the level. Because, you see, to spice up this whole experience, Lepta Games also added a limited number of moves you can make for one level.
So, when you tap on one pillow it changes the state of those horizontal and vertical to it, which means you will tap some more until you get the combo to turn all of them on right. If you use up all your moves, you can give it another try, and another if needed. Because Invertibles is not a game that puts pressure on you to finish the level, it is intended to relax you and keep you occupied in a fun way. Actually, these brain games are highly recommended for those who want to boost short-term memory and logical thinking.
Invertibles’ graphics environment is sharp and to the point. You don’t need vividness of color to be a distraction, but a simplicity of minimalist design to help you stay concentrated on the task at hand. With 50 levels and free mode that will randomly generate more content, you won’t be bored at all. Music and sound effects are perfectly balanced with the interface and actually quite fitting for the game. I usually get annoyed with background music in this type of games, but here it was so gentle and soothing that I believe it helped me do the tasks.
In the end, I’d like to address the importance of having these brain games on the gaming market. Research has already proven that this so-called “brain training” is very important for the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. And since this is the game appropriate for all ages, your kids can practice their logical development, as well. Back in the ‘80s, people had Rubik’s Cube and similar items to keep their minds sharp, and today we have so much more, that it would be a shame not to use all the resources available, such as Invertibles and other brain games and apps.
Therefore, may all of your pillows be the puffy ones!