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Sponsored Game Review: Memorize

April 6, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

Memorize is an Android game that asks you to memorize a sequence of button presses and then repeat it back to the game. It’s sort of like the classic Simon Says, but it’s put together with a fresh, flat design language that puts the focus on the fun and addictive gameplay. There are two difficulty settings, and the game will get steadily more and more challenging for those that do well. It’s got great integration with Google Play Games, including achievements as well as leaderboards, making it a game that you connect with others playing. Memorize is a classic game with classic gameplay, so let’s take a closer look and see what it’s all about.

As with other Android games, you’ll need to download Memorize from the Play Store. Then, you’re ready to get started.

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You can change the difficulty here by hitting the brain with “Easy” written underneath it, but it’s best to start off on Easy when just getting started. The game neatly takes you through the process of how to play. Really, it’s quite simple, the computer will play a sequence and then it’ll be your turn to repeat that back in order to complete the level.

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The first few sequences are quite easy, such as a 4×4 grid and a short sequence to remember.

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These are fairly easy to remember, and at he end of every level, you’ll be congratulated for remember the sequence.

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Things get more and more difficult however, with larger grids and longer sequences.

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These sequences prove a little too difficult for me, and I’ve struggled to get past these.

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You can of course see how your friends and other Android users are doing by taking a look at the game’s leaderboards.

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There’s no denying that the core mechanic at the heart of Memorize is pretty simple, however there’s something devilishly addictive about having to test your brain like this. Plus, it’s one of the few games that practically anyone of any age can play. There’s no need to be a skilled gamer, have prior knowledge or anything of the sort in order to enjoy Memorize, you just start playing. Having said all that, those looking for something a little more involved might be looking for a game with more features and such. Of course, if you’re okay with something that’s simple and good fun for the whole family, then Memorize certainly won’t disappoint.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Memorize runs just fine and the speed of the sequences is just right to remember, but not long enough to be too easy.
  • Features (4/5) – It might not be a new concept, but this is a polished, simple and appealing game that anybody of any age can play, and there aren’t many games like that available these days.
  • Theme (4/5) – The sound effects and flat design all come together to offer a good-looking yet subtle game that’s easy on the eye.
  • Overall (4/5) – Memorize might be too simple for some, but for those looking for a game to challenge their brain and have a good time with the rest of the family and their friends online, Memorize is simple and appealing fun.

Pros

  • Great fun for all ages and skill level, there’s no barrier for entry here.
  • Good-looking design and fun sound effects make Memorize subtle, yet easy on the eye.
  • Google Play games integration makes it easy to see how well other players compare against your own score.
  • Addictive, good-natured fun that doesn’t ask too much of the player.

Cons

  • Might be too simple for some players looking for something more.
  • Can get quite difficult quite quickly.

While Memorize might not be the fresh take on Simon Says you were looking for, it’s good-natured fun and it’s one of the few games I’ve reviewed lately that’s easy to recommend to everyone and anyone. After all, it’s hard to say you don’t like a game that tests your brain in such an addictive manner. Plus, the sound effects and polished overall design make this easy on the eye and good fun to play.

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