Since the phenomenal rise of Candy Crush Saga, match-three puzzle games have continued to crop up on the App Store. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of these are nothing more than clones of King’s hit game, with the common conceit of matching colorful objects on a flat board. Cube Orbit dares to be different, as it offers match-three puzzle gaming not in the two dimensions that players are used to, but in the more challenging realm of three dimensions.
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What is it about?
Think of Cube Orbit as a clever cross between match-three and Tetrisphere. In the game, you have to assign colors to adjacent cubes in a three-dimensional structure in order to match and destroy them. Each level has you frantically creating matches to reach the specified goal before your time runs out.
For those who...
- enjoy match-three games.
- like spatial puzzles.
Not for those who...
- prefer the usual two-dimensional board-based match-three games.
- are prone to photosensitive seizures.
Why we love it
Cube Orbit adds more than just depth to the tried and tested (some might say tired and tested) graphics and gameplay of the match-three puzzle genre. There’s the challenge of making matches on a structure that’s constantly rotating. There’s the challenge of completing the level goal before the time runs out. And because each of its levels is playable in just about a minute, Cube Orbit is an ideal game to pick up whenever you want something to distract you in short bursts. And since it has hundreds of levels with increasingly complex cube configurations, it also makes for a great game to play for hours on end.
App Store Description
Cube Orbit is an addictive and unique twist on the popular match of three genre. You orbit mysterious cube structures and forge awesome combos to destroy them. Be quick and tactical before your angle closes and your time runs out. Constantly adjust your tactics to defeat increasingly complex cube arrangements with four alternating and captivating mission goals. Flex your spatial reasoning and put your quick reflexes to action. Go into orbit with cubical aesthetics full of color, effects, and a fitting 8-bit sound design.
- fast paced and unique mix of casual and arcade gameplay in realtime
- for players who like spatial puzzles, split-second assessment of odds, 3D, color, and cubes
- hundreds of levels
- 4 alternating level goals
- 5 collectable extras
- 2 special abilities and 7 passive upgrades
- opt-in ads
- no in-app payment (IAP)
- abstract shapes, retro colors, and 8-bit sounds
not suited for people impaired with photosensitivity or color blindness