Do you love gazing at the sky on a dark summer night? Do you find those shimmering celestial bodies intriguing and feel connected to them? If so, then Esploder is the game that you must check out. It’s a puzzle game inspired by the space genre and is available for free on the Google Play Store. Several challenging levels in an astronomical theme and futuristic background music will leave you enthralled enough to come back for more.
Esploder is that rare cross between the puzzle and the adventure genres which do justice to both of them. Learning to play the game is very easy, but the strategy required to clear the levels throw a challenge nonetheless. Different colored stars appear on the screen, each with its points depending on its level. For instance, blue-colored stars have a score of 1, while red-colored stars have a score of 24. All you have to do is tap the stars to “Esplode!” them for getting the target score and move to the next level. You can also start a chain reaction by tapping the same-colored stars to accumulate more points. Interestingly, tapping a higher-level star also transfers its energy to the neighboring stars and push them to a higher level. A limited number of moves in each level makes the gameplay challenging. You can reach the target score only if your strategy is on point. Esploder has over 120 levels that are challenging enough to test your grey matter.
The graphics of the game are reminiscent of the 8-bit arcade games and so are the sound effects. But, all of this goes well with its space theme and complements the music in the game. A moving background of outer space showing stars and aurora makes Esploder a treat for every star lover out there. The home screen, devoid of unnecessary instructions, looks lean and engaging. In the rewards menu, you can see your total score and unlock free play. The latter does not require energy points like the usual gameplay and is also free from other restrictions. The energy points get replenished automatically with time and you can also earn them by watching an advertisement. Moreover, with an in-app purchase, you can get rid of all these limitations if you wish to.
Esploder is a fascinating puzzle game with highly addictive gaming experience. If you fail to create a foolproof strategy, you will run out of turns for sure and lose the game. This is what makes you want to try repeatedly with new strategies and moves to clear the levels, something that keeps you engaged for long hours. But on the contrary, the long time required for the energy points to refill can be a drag and put a limit on the unending hours of fun. The only way to get over it is to either watch the ads or get the in-app purchase which may not be feasible for everyone.
But if you like to solve mind-boggling puzzles and are looking for a new type of entertainment, then Esploder truly deserves your attention. Combining the effects of a space adventure with a strategy building game, it is like a delicious cocktail that refreshes the mind. Try it now!