If you've enjoyed playing games such as Unblock Me and the like, stay tuned for our review of Move it! Free, a fun game that's based on a similar gameplay. This humble reviewer's opinion is that Move it! Free is even a bit more interesting and unusual than Unblock Me. Read on to find out all the details.
Test device: LG Optimus Black
Android version: 2.3.4
Move it! Free is just about 3.5 MB and can be moved to the SD card thanks to App2SD. The four permissions required seem absolutely kosher to us.
As for the gameplay, it is similar to Unblock Me, as mentioned in the teaser. The goal is to move blocks around so as to allow for the bigger block to come to the foreground. As is often the case with these types of games, this is easier said than done, especially when the challenge includes making as few moves as possible. There's a set number of moves in which you are challenged to complete the puzzle. If you manage – or are relatively close to this number – you receive a medal. For instance, if you manage to complete the challenge with 120% of the moves you will receive a gold medal. Hurray for the gold medalist, even if you're not currently participating in a little something something going on in London!
There are six degrees of difficulty:
More challenges await, including blocks that are fused together and thus have to be moved together.
I have to admit that this game managed to get me doing a slow burn. It's just so gosh darn tricky and more often than not if I actually managed to solve a puzzle it was only in doing more than double the amount of moves originally allotted.
A great feature: you can skip levels. Seeing as some levels were simply impossible for me to complete, I was still able to keep going and enjoying the game, despite minor moments of self-defeat. Another option for when you are really stuck is checking out the tips and hints supplied within the app.
If you lenjoy puzzle games that will drive you nuts (in a good way), Move it! Free is an excellent option.
I would wager a guess that both puzzle proves and curious amateurs will enjoy this game thanks to its brilliant gameplay.
Screen & Controls
Move it! Free is nicely set up, making it easy for gamers to use and navigate. Controls are self-explanatory and you really shouldn't have any difficulties with them whatsoever. In case you don't understand something feel free to consult the insightful instructions.
Speed & Stability
Move it! Free performed well throughout our test runs. There were absolutely no issues with the app's speed or stability.
Move it! Free is free as its title might imply, and available from the App Center. The free version contains ads and there are “only” 240 puzzle on board. The full version comprises 672 puzzles and will set you back EUR 1.27.