KAMI 2: Another way to fry your brain (App Review)

This week we will be taking a look at an iOS game called KAMI 2. As one of the trending apps on the App Store, we decided to take a look and see what it is all about – and whether you should consider downloading it or not.

The theme in KAMI 2 is very simple, and also reminiscent of the Indie genre upon opening. Think of a geometric-type layout puzzle game. It’s very clean with no frills attached, meaning you’re focused on the game and not other things. Interestingly, you start off on the settings screen when you first open the game, which has a few options, most notably a power saving mode that reduces the graphics quality. From there, you’re straight into the game.

The gameplay is a bit hard to describe, for a game that doesn’t have many layers. Basically, think of a grid that has different areas of color on it. When you tap on an area with a selected color, that area changes to the new colour. It’s probably a bit hard to imagine, fortunately the teaser should give you a better indication:

The whole point of the game is to make the entire ‘grid’ a uniform colour. In the beginning, it’s really not much of a challenge, but inevitably it gets insanely hard, hence your brain may get fried. The challenge comes in due to the fact that you only get an extremely limited amount of clicks, so you may end up on the same level for hours on end. This is often a bad thing in a lot of games, however, I found it rather motivational in KAMI 2 and you may find that after putting the phone down for some time and trying the level again, you’ll get it.

The graphics in the levels are extremely attractive, so much to the point that I felt as if I could feel the texture on the screen. They’re certainly a highlight in the game. The navigation of the menus and settings was a tad confusing though, it reminded me of Windows 8’s start menu.

What makes KAMI 2 even better is that there’s no adverts, at least I did not experience any. Nothing gets in the way of you and the game. The app is entirely free and comes with over 100 levels. If you use up all your hints and would like more, you will have to pay though.

Interestingly, you may have noticed from the title that this is a sequel. The original KAMI used squares in the game, and according to the developers, triangles allow for much more organic patterns and possible variations, which makes sense.

We would particularly recommend KAMI 2 to those who need entertainment for hours on end, and likes puzzling brain challenges at the tip of their fingertips.

KAMI 2 can be downloaded for iOS from the App Store. It is not yet on the Play Store, but considering that there is the prequel on there we should expect to see an Android version soon.

 

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