Here comes a great physics puzzler game “Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage” by Rovio Stars. Rovio stars is a new mobile games publishing program from Rovio Entertainment.
As the name suggests, it’s an icebreaking game involving the Scandinavian seafaring pirates who have been swept away by the icy winds leaving them isolated throughout the land of deadly traps and enemies. Some of them locked up inside the ice whereas the others are hanging through the ropes or chains and you have to save them.
Now what you’ve to do is to slice the ice where one of the pirate has been trapped in, in such a way that the sliced ice slides down into a boat where he is then saved. There can be even more than one pirate to be saved. In-between there are coins and a treasure box to be collected that are used further in the game to open a door of more levels.
The slicing of ice has to be done at some angles so as to slide that part in a particular desired area. Sometimes you may even need to cut through the ropes as well to get your clan back to safety to the boats. That’s all this game is about. After sometime with the gameplay, a par system is introduced in the game where now you’ve to save your clan in a limited number of slicing. It might get difficult for you to complete that level with all the coins in those limited pars but there is a trick in that too. Don’t bother to get the coins, just try to save the clan in that limited pars and if you’re able to do so then you will get that par achievement. Now again restart the level and now take as many chances you want (though limited) to save the clan with all the coins. In this manner you will get everything i.e the coins as well as the par achievement. The par achievement is used to open up more levels. The game is played over 3 different locations. So it’s quite a big game.
The best thing with the game is that a lot of physics and puzzle thinking is involved which is going to make the people think a lot. One thing that I didn’t liked is the swipe control of the game camera with the 2 fingers. And one more thing, this game is not gamecenter supported. But this was not even needed. So it’s just fine.
There are also in-app purchases in the game to get the “God Powers”. But I don’t think they will be needed ever. The game can be completed without using them.
“Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage” is a mind blowing game that will make you to think like never before and will change your entire mindset towards a puzzle game.
AppStore: Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, $0.99 (iPhone)
AppStore: Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage HD, $2.99 (iPad)