Release Date: 12/22/2010
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The Good: Requires lots of thinking, flipping to the opposite side of platforms is unique, lots of levels
The Bad: Requires lots of thinking, not much to look at, controls are weird, can be very difficult at times
Platformer puzzle games aren’t new on phones, but :Shift! 2: tries to change things up by switching your perspective. You move around blocky areas trying to find keys to unlock doors, but you must think on another plane by shifting and flopping upside down in the black areas. Everything changes when you do because your path changes. This game actually requires some serious thinking to be able to solve its many puzzles.
The game really makes you scratch your head, but some times too much. The difficulty isn’t gradual and is poorly balanced. There are some other things thrown into the mix like switches that will turn the level upside down for you change things yet once again. The controls are odd since you move left or right via two arrows, but the opposite arrow acts as the jump button and only works when you’re moving. You also have two shift buttons above those, so the controls are kind of off. The visuals are a simple black and white art style, but there’s no substance here. Just flatness, so it works for the game, but it’s nothing to look at. Overall :Shift! 2: is a fun little puzzle game that really requires thinking, but don’t expect to look at much.