Mobile game usability review of Big Black Dot

Big Black Dot is a puzzle game in which the player needs to move similar dots on top of each other for them to grow within the available space on a grid. After each turn, the game adds a new dot until no spaces are empty and no moves are left.

Tested on Android, One+

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A game usability review of Stay Alight

Screenshot_2015-02-08-09-16-25Stay Alight is a small puzzle game in which the player needs to remove monsters from trash cans by throwing light bulbs at them. To do so, the player needs to aim by touching and moving his finger across the screen. This allows him to define the throw’s orientation and strength.

Tested on Android / Asus Transformer Tab

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A game usability review of Ellie

Screenshot_2015-02-07-18-11-36Ellie is a Japanese visual novel, similar to a point and click game. In this game, the player’s car breaks down due to an earthquake, and he stumbles upon a kidnapped girl while searching for help himself. The goal of the game is to help the girl escape from her kidnapper.

Tested on Andoid / Samsung Galaxy 3

 

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A game usability review of Color Puzzle

Color Puzzle is a fun little puzzle game that requires the player to paint targets in a specific color. To do this, the player can drag colors from a source to a destination, following a path among predefined possibilities. When two different colors meet, they blend and form a new color. When a blended color meets another, they erase each other.

Tested on Android / Samsung Galaxy S3

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A game usability review of Wave Run

Screenshot_2015-02-10-10-24-44Wave Run is one of those games that is easy to learn and hard to master. The player is an electric impulse on a sound wave. Tapping the screen allows him to jump from one wave to the other. The player’s goal is to go as far as possible without touching an obstacle, while collecting bonuses to increase his score.

Tested on Android / Asus Transformer Tab

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A game usability review of Fast Fingers

Fast Fingers is a game where the player has to cross a maze with his fingers without touching the edges of the required trajectory while avoiding moving / dangerous obstacles on the way.

Tested on Android / Asus Transformer Tab

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A game usability review of Rythm Racer

Screenshot_2015-02-07-17-54-24Rhythm Racer is a musical game in which the player has to race with a spaceship on some musical background. The player has to “catch” notes, by moving left and right on the track. Each note creates a sound forming the song track, missing them mutes the sound, as in a Guitar Hero / Rock Band game. When the player catches many notes in a continuous sequence, he gets bonus points to encourage perfect sequences.

Tested on Android / Samsung galaxy S3

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A game usability review of Maze King

Maze king is a maze game in which the player needs to get a ladybug out of a maze, but telling it in which direction to move at each cross roads. To chose a direction, the player simply has to swipe up, down, left or right, and the ladybug will automatically move as far as possible, until the next crossroad.

Tested on Android / Asus Transformer Tab

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A game usability review of Paperama

Screenshot_2015-02-07-11-18-37Paperama is a relaxing puzzle game in which the player has to fold a sheet of paper to shape it into a target pattern. To fold the paper, the player simply has to drag his finger precisely over the screen into the desired direction.

 

Tested on Android / Samsung Galaxy S3

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A game usability review of Strata

Screenshot_2015-02-10-00-39-25Strata is a game in which the player has to wave ribbons together to create a pattern. His goal is to use ribbons of different colors at the right time and spot, in order to complete a target visual.

Tested on Android / Asus Transformer Tab

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