Timeloop Review: The Magic of Time

Time is a beautiful thing, yet something that can be ugly.  It restricts us into tiny confinements, keeping us within its grasps.  Without time, people would be walking around, working on a project for however long they want not knowing the day or the hour.  Time keeps us restricted to one certain task, and in this case, that task is Timeloop.

In Timeloop, you must guide a robot to the professor by fixing doors and getting through the doors.  Of course, at first this sounds very easy but that’s not all.  The timing of your fixing and order you fix the energy generators are the factors that will help you complete the level.  The experience is very unique, and I found it to be a game that I have never seen the likes of.

Likes

Artwork: Artwork in Timeloop is one of the best I’ve ever seen.  Sure, some of you may not agree with me, but the style and theme for the game is just very well thought.  The graphics are very simple, yet complicated enough to look very nice.  The design in this game is unmatched, and it is very well done.

Unique: Honestly, I have never played a game like this before.  I’ve played many iPhone games ranging from Flyloop to Zenonia, and I have never come across something like this.  The experience is totally unique, similar to that of Rolando, and I found the gameplay to be very well thought out.  Connect2Media did a great job with bringing something unique rather than making an uninspired game and adding a virtual joystick to make it acceptable.

User Interface: User interface, just like the artwork, is very well done.  Layout is very clean and sharp, and the user interface is just so easy to use.  The layout is very spaced out so that it doesn’t feel too cramped, and the touch area for the buttons are pretty large.  People with ham hands should not have a problem with the interface; same goes with those with petite hands.

Dislikes

Controls: This isn’t a major part of my dislikes, but it has been a problem at times.  Getting the robot to respond was sometimes a little difficult, and moving to a certain area was sometimes unresponsive.  This hasn’t been very frequent though, so it shouldn’t be a problem with most users, but I just found that the controls do need just a little bit of tweaking.

Timeloop is a very well made puzzler that should please puzzle fans in so many ways.  The beginning levels are a little on the easy side, but the latter levels become pretty difficult.  Thinking things through before you act is the key to this game, and I can guarantee that Timeloop will please the average gamer.  The uniqueness and design of this game is also very well executed, and just the general game was very well executed and very well made.  I expect more of these titles from them in the future.

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Timeloop was developed by Connect2Media, and I played through version 0.0.3 on my 1st generation iPhone.  The price is $0.99, and there is also a lite version to try before you buy.

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About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

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