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Sponsored Game Review: Chromedrop

May 17, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Chromedrop is a strange game to try and describe, however it’s got lots of different elements that could make it an RPG game, a puzzle game and more. However, one thing’s for sure, Chromedrop focuses around timing and quick wits, it puts you against a type of mythical opponent and tasks you with defeating them. You have to do this by hitting colored circles at the right time, collecting attacks and health for your score. It’s kind of hard to describe, but once you get playing you could end up being hooked. It’s the sort of game that stands tall on its gameplay alone. Read on to see just how much fun we had with Chromedrop.

How it Works: First thing’s first, you’ll need to download Chromedrop from the Play Store. After that, you’re asked to choose your color. It’s said that this will “affect your destiny” so it’s best to think about this.

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Once you’ve chosen your color, you’ll be given a tutorial on how to play the game.

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Your attacks and “moves” as I like to think o them are at the bottom. You need to collect 2 red drops in order to deal damage to your opponent, or 2 blue ones to get a little help back. These can be changed and upgraded over drop from the Drop Store. the aim of the game is to compete against opponents and climb the ladders of the three main elemental colors.

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Once you get into the gameplay style, everything sort of comes together and you could end up addicted, which is what happened to me. When fighting an opponent, you need to keep an eye on both your health in the left corner and theirs in the right corner. Balancing attack with health replenishment while not missing a single drop is tricky, especially when you use yellow drops to increase the speed at which colors drop into play.

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At the end of each level you complete, you’re given an amount of dropcoins to spend on new moves and such in the store.

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There are a lot of new things to try out from the Drop Store, from more powerful attacks or powers to form your own type of game to special drops you have to unlock in special ways.

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Opinion: The gameplay of Chromedrop drew me in and and I was hooked. I spent far too much time on one simple level when playing on my tablet because I having that much fun. The design here is clearly inspired by some of Google’s latest design changes and there’s nothing wrong with that, however because of this it felt like I wasn’t quite playing a game at first. That’s more to do with the fact that I live and breath through Google’s services, though. A calming game throughout, Chromedrop manages to present a good challenge that fans of puzzle games, RPG games and just casual games will all find something to enjoy here.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – The pacing of the game can be controlled through yellow drops, and the game itself ran great.
  • Features (4/5) – A nice spin on puzzle games that rely on timing, Chromedrop is a whole lot of fun that will draw you in.
  • Theme (4/5) – Looking like something that’d come out of Mountain View, the simple and easy to digest theme of Chromedrop will please a great many users.
  • Overall (4/5) – Chromedrop is a solid game that kept me playing longer than I thought it would, and will certainly see me again.

Pros

  • Lots of add-ons and such available in the game’s built-in store.
  • Gameplay is simple, but subtle changes you control allows any type of player to create their own experience.
  • Easy to get to grips with, but difficult to master.
  • Good-looking theme throughout really brings the focus on colors home.

Cons

  • Might not seem like a game to some thanks to the Google-look, but this is purely subjective.
  • Opening levels can be a little easy if you catch on quick.

Conclusion: Chromedrop is a game that looks good, plays good and is upfront about its in-app purchases. An honest game that is brilliant to waste a few hours away with, Chromedrop should appeal to anyone. Those that prefer to play puzzle games or those that rely on timing will really enjoy this, but really any sort of mobile gamer will find something to like about Chromedrop and that’s a great thing.

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