Orphan Black: The Game Android App Review

Orphan Black: The Game for Android is a dark and twisted puzzle-adventure that retells the pivotal events of Orphan Black. It is based on the hit television series Orphan Black, which chronicles the mystery surrounding a sestrahood of clones. The app may be downloaded for free from Google Play.

The Game

Orphan Black: The Game for Android is a captivating puzzler that keeps you contemplating your next move every step of the way. When you first fire up the game, you’ll see a tutorial that walks you through the nuances of the game. Navigation is simple enough. Just swipe in the direction you want to move. The path markers indicate where you can move, and as you progress, you will come across “paramedics”, which in this scenario are not the good guys. If you come near their vicinity, it alert them and they will begin to pursue you. But ‘paramedics’ can see only up to two spaces ahead of them. So they always follow your previous path, and hence you got to choose and back track your steps wisely.

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Further, along the path, there are trap that you should avoid. Said traps will be activated by tapping on it or standing next to one. Your aim is to lure the paramedics into the traps. And you got to keep going and stay alive and clear levels in as few steps as possible. The current version of the game has 10 worlds with over 80 levels filled with puzzles and traps. The graphics is impressive, so are the sound effects. The beautiful third person isometric art is outstanding. The game might be thrilling to adults. But the same can’t be said about kids. For little ones, it can be frightening and hence parental guidance is advised. The layout is user friendly.

Conclusion

Orphan Black: The Game for Android is a dark, yet interesting puzzle game. After the tutorial, you have the option to unlock all the levels for $1.99. But it would have been nice if players were able to experience more of the game before taking a call on unlocking the levels. Also, bonus features such as more protection items or extra lives as an additional fee would have come handy. The graphics and sound effects are decent. The game is also stable. Check it out if you are a fan of puzzlers in the dark genre.