Perspective: Bird's-eye view
Published by: THQ Inc.
Developed by: Shift Inc.
Platform: PlayStation (PSX, PS1)
Devil Dice - another puzzle game that can possibly steal many hours of your playing time. In Devil Dice, you control a small devil who will have to spend on a hexahedral bone, located on the battlefield. Unlike the legions of the Tetris game clones, a very popular game, Devil Dice has become as unique as its predecessor (the Intelligent Qube / Kurushi speech), only Devil Dice will be more complicated.
Events in Devil Dice unfold according to a unique concept. You play as a little red devil, who, in turn, manages the bones that depend on his actions. If his bone contacts the other, he can go to the next one or make contact between the other bones. The battlefield is a lot of cells, along which you can move in different directions. For example, you can play on the field of 15-by-15 blocks, and so on. Every time you move a bone, it rotates in different directions. The goal is to throw out such figures on the bones (three and three, four, five, five, etc.) in the line, which will allow you to start a reaction that drowns the bone in the ground. Confused? As the bone dives into the ground, you can ask again to have a chain reaction. If you are fast enough, you will be able to carry out many combinations. Also there is a number marked with one red dot (it is called "lucky"). Connect it to the chain and each lucky person will plunge into the ground, freeing up precious space. Releasing space is very important, since if the field is completely filled, then you lose the game.
Partly, the main secret of the success of the game Devil Dice can be called your knowledge of the bone. According to the basic principles, the displayed value in the sum with the opposite side will give the number seven. Knowing this, and also knowing how to perform simple mathematical calculations will let you know the number that appears on the upper border of the bone. For example, if there are two at the top, then there will be five on the other. Imagine that for a chain reaction you want to connect two fives. Let's say that the first four fives are already connected in one line. If you follow the logic, then this will be the most effective step, since the secret instantly initiates the chains.
Everything seems to be good, except that the further course of the game depends very much on this moment. Perhaps there are several geniuses who can perform complex operations in the mind, but for most of us, the best tactic will be a simple search of combinations. In Devil Dice, this view is significantly supported. Given the nature of the strategy of the game, you might think that the game is a simple turn-based strategy. Well, that's right. In puzzle mode, you are presented with several series of problems that need to be solved for a limited number of moves. Solving one riddle, you move on to the next one, but if you can not solve the riddle, then you will not be able to go further. As you progress through the game, you open a new picture of your playing field. These images are images of a small devil, made in an abstract form, and also there is a face of a beautiful woman in the CG format. In total there are more than 20 different pictures in the game that can be opened.
However, where is the moral? In the training mode, your goal will be a game against the field of rotating faces. As the game progresses, the speed of the game will increase in proportion to your success. On the first level, all things move extremely slowly, and at 34 - your little devil runs with the speed of Carl Lewis (Carl Lewis) at the Olympics '92. The bottom line is to hold out as long as possible. In addition, the length of each match should be considered. This game is not for 10-15 minutes. Matches last from 45 minutes to more than two hours, depending on your experience. Enter the number of the best players is not easy. For those of you who would gladly fight with another evil, but who do not have friends for this, at any moment can play against the computer. In the battle mode, you will have to do what in any other, though in this case, there is an evil enemy on the field that is trying to get ahead of you. Before the beginning of each match, you choose the difficulty level. Each match requires filling from those to six boxes, completing certain tasks. Creating chains of different meanings, you must get ahead of your opponent who does the same (let's say he competes with your chain), although if he is ahead of you, then you have to create it again. So it can continue until it turns blue. Consider that this is a kind of game in the lamb.
The final game mode is the war mode. In this extravagant trial, up to five people can participate with the help of multitap. They have to fight each other in a huge field with a bone. If you do not have five friends, you can assign a computer to each of them. Each player, person or computer, has a force sensor. You should keep an eye on this indicator all the time. Collecting chains is very difficult, because the same thing is trying to do the rest of the four contenders for the place of the best player.
As for aesthetics, the graphics of Devil Dice are on the right level. Such a schedule could be expected. Depending on the bone, there are several textures. Little devils are very well animated, and their design inspires inner joy. In addition, the menu system and training mode also touched a brush of a certain uniqueness. The game is very beautiful. However, Devil Dice is a bit pale when it comes to IQ music. IQ included in the game the fragrant track of the King Arthur group was not very clear quality and did not always correspond to the surrounding situation. In short, if you want to have a good time - turn off the music at all ..
However, Devil Dice can be called one of the most complex logical games. It can not be compared to analogs such as Tetris - yet it is more like Visine. IQ will lift you up in this game to heaven. It should be noted that playing Devil Dice will be very difficult, believe me, tested on my own experience. Further, to learn the game Devil Dice, you will have to consult with experienced gamers or yourself to spend a lot of time. If you want to buy this game, then, I advise you to look closely at it.