Next by Mobigloo
Hands on review by lgreenberg
March 31, 2006
Price as reviewed: $9.95
One of my most favorites games for the Palm OS and a mainstay on every Palm device Ixxx8217;ve owned is the game Vexed
. I was therefore thrilled when I saw that Mobigloo
had released a new game called xxx8220;Nextxxx8221; for the Blackberry platform and that itxxx8217;s quite similar to Vexed.
The developer nicely offered to send me a copy of the game to review.
The game opens to the last level you were working on.
The object of the game is to move the pieces in the right sequence so that you match either 2 or 3 pieces together. Doing so causes the pieces to disappear. Once youxxx8217;ve removed all the pieces in a level you move to the next level.
You use the track wheel to select the piece you want to move.
The game uses a cool arrow feature to allow you to quickly move any piece to any spot you select.
At the bottom of the game there are some additional features.
Restart xxx8211; Restarts the current level.
You are asked to confirm you want to restart the level.
Undo xxx8211; Undoes your last move.
Previous xxx8211; Brings you back to the level you were on last.
Next - Brings you to the next level up.
Note: You can only go to a level youxxx8217;ve completed.
Help xxx8211; Displays help information.
Once youxxx8217;ve cleared all the pieces in the level youxxx8217;re working on youxxx8217;re brought to the next level.
Here Ixxx8217;m about to clear level 5.
And then Ixxx8217;m brought to level 6.
The game consists of 64 levels.
The game can be downloaded from the Mobigloo web site and purchased for $9.95. There is a limited trial version available to download as well.
There is no OTA download. The game must be installed using the Desktop Manager.
Also the game is formatted for the 72xx series screen and does not take up all of the 8700xxx8217;s screen. The developer has told me that they are working on a version which will utilize the entire screen.
If youxxx8217;re looking for a good puzzle game, one thatxxx8217;ll keep you busy, this is the one for you. Pros:
64 total levels, nice user interface. Cons:
Doesnxxx8217;t use all of 8700xxx8217;s screen, no OTA download.