Features & Use
Test device: Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Android version: 4.1.2
Can be used with version Android 2.0.1 and higher.
Size after installation: 158 MB
Optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean: yes
The iOS Room app was created in 2012 and has became one of the most successful games that made its way from Apple to Android. As of now, you'll be able to experience its mysterious world from the Google Play store.
The game begins at a slow pace, with only one safe in the foreground. What exciting things are in the safe, you may ask? The questions multiply and it gradually gets harder and harder. The Room is not just a classic quick game to play, it's a rather complex game with integrating systems and puzzles to solve.
The machines that you encounter in the game must be moved by solving mysteries and puzzles. You need to find hidden objects, enable new machines, manipulate the elements of the game and investigate them thoroughly. Sort of the like in the movie ''the Da Vinci Code'', there are encrypted machines, for which you need to figure out the combination in order to access secret rooms.
First, you need to orient yourself with the app's overlying surface: search for hidden locks and buttons to push on each screen. Each object is designed in three dimensional detail, which adds to the charm and aura of The Room. There are many animations that are intertwined within the puzzles, which remain compelling throughout. For example, if you insert a key into a lock thinking you'll solve the puzzle, however, this only makes the next problem more difficult and at the end, the final puzzle will be missing objects. With a magnifying glass, you can focus in on valuable clues or hidden rooms and secret passages. Messages and letters that are encountered along the way, which explain more about the plot and the purpose of the game.
The Room is a puzzle game that offers a very engaging mood. The developers have certainly created one of the best puzzle games on the market, even if the game can be completed only after a short period of playing. Despite this fact, the plot and the music help to create a unique setting and the puzzles are very original. Only in the last level were some of the same elements repeated more than once. In any case, I recommend The Room to anyone who hasn't tried it.
Screen & Controls
The graphics alone would not suffice to establish a successful game, but in the case of The Room, all things work together in creating a certain level of originality. It's really well done. The details are 3D and well-defined.
Even the controls were spectacular; there wasn't anything to complain about. The objects move with one click and a double click will zoom in onto an item. Using two fingers on the display will return it to the normal size.
Speed & Stability
The Room worked great on my Galaxy Note. The graphics were smooth and there were to stability problems. Thanks to my big display and high resolution, the graphics looked really cool.
The Room can be bought from the Google Play Store for $2.30. It's completely free of advertising. This is a fair price in comparison to other games. The lower evaluation here is given because the duration of the game is shorter than that of other games, which can go on even indefinitely.