Mathieu Lussier is offering an interesting Windows Phone game over at the Marketplace. Cubes (not to be confused with Cubed) is an challenging puzzle game that has you moving cubes across a grid into a flashing zone on that grid.
Sounds easy, right? Follow the break to see just how easy Cubes is.
The game concept of Cubes sounds easy. Just slide your cube around a grid into the flashing square. It's a piece of cake until you realize your cube won't stop sliding until it hits the grid's blue border or another cube. To make matters more complicated, you will also encounter grid squares with directional arrows. These "warps" will move your cube in the direction of the arrow.
Movement can be calibrated in the settings menu off the main game menu. To move a cube, simply swipe it in the direction you want it moved. You'll need to calculate your moves carefully and use cubes to help postion them on the correct row or column of your grid.
Scores are based on the number of moves it takes to place each cube in the flashing zone. Naturally, the fewer moves the better. Cubes can either played in a flat, two-diminsional style or angled to present a three-diminsional view.
Cubes is a multi-level puzzle game with the challenges becoming more difficult as you progress through the levels. The game ran smoothly and I didn't experience any glitches, bugs or crashes. I found Cubes to be a challenging game where each move has to be clearly thought out. Cubes does have an addictive quality to it and it was an entertaining way to pass the time with.
As mentioned, there is a free trial version available for Cubes with the full version running $1.99. Cubes can be downloaded here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.