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Sponsored Game Review: Watercolors

September 15, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Watercolors is an interesting game for Android that relies on timing, logic and your knowledge of colors. Watercolors is a puzzle game that asks you to draw a brush stroke through the designated pattern, while also mixing colors together in the right order to complete the tasks set out by whichever level you’re playing. It sounds simple, but it can be really quite tricky. Still, unlike other puzzlers that are geared up to remove hair from your head, Watercolors is a more calm, and serene experience that can help you relax while also giving your brain a little workout as well. Watercolors is all touch, and doesn’t feature finicky controls, and should be something that those of any age could get into. So, let’s see how much fun it is.

How it Works: You’ll first need to download Watercolors from the Play Store. Then, you’re ready to get started.

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There are a couple of different game modes, but if this is your first time playing, then it’s well worth taking a look at the simple controls and just how to play the game.

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As soon as you start playing, you’ll appreciate the simple controls and easy to use interface, and while things sure start off fairly simple…

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You’ll soon end up with some more difficult levels, with those that ask you to mix colors together, which is one of my favorite mechanics from the game.

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Some of the more difficult levels will introduce a timing concept to the overall gameplay, that will ask you to color certain circles in a specific order in order to complete the level.

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Opinion: I really enjoy a good puzzle game that makes use of the touchscreen on Android, I dislike having to use a digital analog stick to move things around. Never mind that though, Watercolors is designed to be a nice and calm puzzle game that keeps you on your toes, but doesn’t ask too much of you. The blend of simple and easy controls with a colorful, serene interface works great here and I never had any issues with the game, and it managed to keep me more than entertained for quite a while. It’s a refreshing change from puzzle games that use the same old formula and definitely offers something fresh and different to puzzle fans new and old alike.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Watercolors runs well and I never had any issues with how quickly it was running on either of my devices.
  • Features (4/5) – I love this blend of join-the-dots and logic puzzles to create something calming, yet also challenging. It’s a lot of fun and will certainlyy help folk unwind after a long day at the office.
  • Theme (4/5) – Colorful and calm, Watercolors is a game that looks good on either smartphones or tablets and is definitely easy on the eye. With an especially nice font choice.
  • Overall (4/5) – A solid and easy to play game that’s accessible to puzzle fans of all ages and skill levels, this fresh new take on drawing the right path is a whole lot of fun.

Pros

  • Easily accessible to players of all ages, Watercolors is a great game to get into after a hard day’s work at the office.
  • Pleasant touchscreen controls just work as you’d expect them to.
  • Hints are available if you find something a little too difficult on your way through the levels.
  • Good choice for casual gamers that want to try out a puzzle game with a difference.

Cons

  • Definitely not something for a hardcore gamer, but it’s not aiming at that audience to be fair.
  • Can get quite difficult in a short space of time.

Conclusion: Watercolors is a game that anyone can pick up and play and instantly have fun with, it might be quite difficult in some of the later levels, but it starts off nicely and the challenge is certainly welcome. For a game that seems so simple, there’s a surprising amount of depth in Watercolors and it’s something a lot of people should take a look at if you’re in the mood for a new type of puzzle game that has its own ruleset, rather than borrowing from a tried-and-true one like those Tetris or Match-3 games out there.

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