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This underrated puzzle game might as well be the best thing you’ve played in a while. Patience is a game developed by Hexadawn Games and derives inspiration from the hit 2015 indie game Undertale. This puzzle game features a set of complex puzzles that are exceptionally addicting but have the most simplistic graphics you can imagine. The app is free to download for both iOS and Android users.
Patience is a puzzle game where the ultimate objective of every puzzle or level is to guide a pixelated heart to the checkered block. To do this, you must make your way through an entire board of multicolored blocks each with their own effect on the heart.
The game starts with a lengthy but interesting tutorial. This tutorial is actually pretty important before you begin the actual puzzles. In the tutorial, the game teaches you the specific characteristic of each of the different colored blocks on the board. The pink block is the most benign one where you can glide your heart on without a problem. The red block is basically lava and you can’t step on it. The yellow block is also a dangerous block that can electrocute you. The purple block is a slippery block that slides your heart two steps further instead of one. The blue block represent the sea and you can’t step on it if it’s next to a yellow block or if you’ve just walked through the orange flavored block.
Every time your heart slides into a block that you can’t step on, you’re instantly projected one step backwards. This is both good and bad. Sometimes in complex levels, you can essentially get stuck in the same position and you’ll need to restart the entire puzzle again. It’s good in the sense that there are no lives system and you get an unlimited number of attempts to clear the level. The only way to make scores in this puzzle game is to race against your own high score. Scores are based on the time you need to clear a particular level. The shortest time then becomes the high score and your goal is to beat your own high score.
Patience features a bunch of different modes. It starts out with a Mercy mode with a small board and relatively simple puzzles. Once you clear 10 levels from this mode you get to unlock a new mode. New game modes are, thus, unlocked by attempting the previous ones a certain number of times. You can also track your ‘unclockable’ collections from the settings menu.
Patience also builds up a sense of competition in the player. It features leaderboard charts and an achievements page to know where you really stand in this puzzle game.
The graphics of Patience are arguably one of the most primordial graphics we’ve seen in a game. The colors are basic and the art is pixelated like an early 2000’s GameBoy puzzle game. Even the text takes you back in the GameBoy era with its pixelated, black and white script. Let’s not forget the 90’s video game sound track in the game too!
It’s a surprise Patience remains so underrated with only a 100,000 downloads on the Google Play Store. Perhaps that explains the lack of ads in this free to download game. Nonetheless, this complex and innovative game is actually a great time-killer, brain food and thoroughly addictive.
Patience is one of the top apps in the Puzzle app category, which belongs to Hexadawn Games . It's last update was on January 30, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 100,000 - 500,000 times. On the app store it has now 1,490 reviews. After you get to Patience page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.