Rush Review (PC, Steam)

Posted by Christophor Rick (TheSuperGuido), Feb 03, 2011 19:27

Rush from Two Tribes, who made the great puzzle game Toki Tori, is a puzzle game of moving blocks, stationary goals and logical thought processes. It’s not hugely graphics intensive, but puzzle games generally aren’t. That in no way detracts from the game which has a particularly elegant graphic style.

The game gives you pre-made levels with spawn points that create cubes. The cubes, when spawned, will begin moving in the pre-determined direction until they run into an obstacle, which will then cause a direction change. You are given arrows that will change their direction and conveyors which will change their location but not the direction they travel in and must use them to get the blocks to the goals.

Rush screen 1

To get a handle on the game you’re given 6 tutorial levels which introduce you to the basic ideas of gameplay and then you’ve got 20 easy levels, another 20 medium and 20 hard. There’s also a set of 15 bonus levels for the ultimate challenge. That’s a good amount of gameplay all in all.

The game is pretty cool and if you get stuck there’s a hint system to help you out which will highlight the areas you should be using or, if you’re really stuck show you which tools go where. If you’re a puzzle game fan, you shouldn’t really need an hints at all as I blew through the first 20 levels and most of the medium levels with only modicum of thought. They do get tricky when you’ve got multiple levels and multiple blocks to keep track of.

Rush Screen 2

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Our Rating for Rush Review (PC, Steam)
5.0 Replay
Not much reason to come back and play again unless you’re an achievement collector.
7.5 Graphics
Nothing too fancy but very suitable for the game and genre.
6.0 Sound
I ended up turning the music off, not because it was annoying but because it didn’t seem to add anything to the game whatsoever. In fact, I eventually forgot that I had turned it off.
8.0 Gameplay
Aside from many levels seeming to have just one solution, the puzzles do get challenging about halfway through but not so much that you can’t accomplish the majority.
0.0 Multiplayer/Online Content
7.0 Overall
It’s not a brilliant puzzle game like Toki Tori and it’s not terrible. It’s just sort of above average overall. Still, well worth the five bucks in gameplay time.

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