Piezoelectric, a Windows Phone platformer game with potential

Piezoelectric is a fairly straight forward platform game for our Windows Phone.  You guide your player through a maze of platforms, dodging various dangers and fatal falls to find the exit that will take you to the next level.  

Graphics are simple, game play a little frustrating but the game has potential.Piezoelectric.  The game just needs a little fine tuning.

The main menu for Piezoelectric has options to start the game, select a completed level to re-play and view the credits. You do have a mute button in the upper right corner but no help section.

Piezoelectric Menu

The game screen for Piezoelectric has your movement arrows in the lower left corner and a jump button in the bottom right corner. While the graphics are rather basic (maybe retro) they do grow on you a little. I did find the orientation of the directional buttons did get in the way a little but you learn to curve your finger a little so you can see where you're player is.

The jump button will allow you triple jumps for extra height (just triple tap the button) and you'll need the extra hang time. The jumps vary from those with a very narrow landing pad to those where the landing pad will take some effort to reach.

Piezoelectric Game Screen

Gaming controls were decent but at times your player would be on their last step on a platform but the jump button wouldn't register.  It was really hard to judge the jumps resulting in your player falling to their death.  I found myself inching my way to the edge of a platform to make the jump, which really hampered any hopes of a more fluid game play.  Luckily, you have infinite lives with Piezoelectric but how many lives it takes to complete a level is factored into your final score.

Piezoelectric has potential but the controls needs a little tuning to provide more accurate jumps. It's a challenging game but when you're constantly over jumping platforms, it can get a little frustrating.  

All in all, Piezoelectric has taken a nice first step and could be a fun game to pass the time with. It is a free game for either Windows Phone 8 or 7.x devices and you can find Piezoelectric here in the Windows Phone Store.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.