Symbolism is part puzzle, part strategy and is based on a game I used to play all the time on my Palm, Alchemy. This game is a total classic in my mobile gaming stable. It’s challenging as heck and you could find yourself playing it for hours on end!
The game board consists of a grid. You are given squares that you must place on the grid. The squares have a colored symbol on them and have a gold background. Now, you can’t just flop down squares anywhere you want to, you have to place them according to symbol and color. For example, if you have a red M, you can place another red symbol next to it or a different colored M. There is a block in the middle of the board when you start, that’s basically a wild that you can place any square next to. There are empty gold squares that can be placed on an already gold square. This can help you place other squares when you are stuck. When a row or column is filled with squares, it clears the symbols, but the gold squares stay. To win the level you must cover the grid with gold squares.
What’s great about this game: There are three levels of difficulty; Easy, Medium and Hard. There are two different scoreboards, Online global scores and in game personal scores. There are also clearly written instructions that will help you learn how to play. The game has great sound effects, which are nicely done. You also have the ability to play your own music from your iPod collection. The graphics are highly polished and I had no problems with it crashing or game play bugs.
What I’d like to see added: Background music would be really nice.
My overall impression: A definite keeper! I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. It has endless replayabilty due to it’s many levels of difficulty and online scoreboards. The developer, Drew Borland, is still working on the game, so there is more to come! It’s also ONLY $0.99 cents, so go get it in the App Store today!