Games on your WM can be a life saver when sitting in a doctor’s waiting room or in airport waiting for your 3 hour delayed flight. With the average game costing between $9.99 and $19.99, it can be costly to choose a game that is not worth your time while leaving you at square one with needing to buy another game.
This is where WMExperts can help. I have reviewed Resco Gamebox ver 1.12. Is it worth the $19.99? Read on to see if this is one to pass on, or if it is the perfect collection of games that will entertain you when you need it most!
I have to be honest and say that in my opinion $19.99 is a little steep for me for a WM game. But when you look closer at Resco Gamebox, it is a collection of 5 games, so the justification could be that it is only $4 a game (don’t you love justifying the important things in life like games on your WM phone?).
Most of the games in Resco Gamebox are classic games, some with a little twist thrown in. The graphics are very nice and the sound effects are pretty cool.
The first game is called Blocks. This one has two modes. Blocks takes a picture and scrambles it up into 16 blocks in a 4x4 grid. You can either slide the blocks around to put the picture back, which is like those plastic slider puzzle games I remember driving me crazy as a kid. Or you can swap the pieces no matter where they are on the grid, making more like a traditional jigsaw puzzle. You have 6 photos to choose from. It also includes settings to make it a little easier like numbering the tiles to show what order they should be in and a preview of the picture with a sliding door to hide it as well. The one feature that I think is sorely missing from this one is the ability to import my own picture.
Next you can play Brix. Think Tetris. You have to use your stylus to control everything. Tap the left or right side of the screen to move the falling shape into place. Tap the bottom to rotate it and tap the top to drop it. The controls are easy to use. If you like Tetris there is not much to dislike with this version.
GoMoKu is based off the classic Connect Four game. The difference is that you can place your piece anywhere on the board. This one is very challenging. In fact I am humbled to admit that I have yet win my first game in this one!
I am sure you could easily guess Minefield is just like Minesweeper found on any Windows PC. You probably know already if you would like this one or not. I personally do. The only concern I had with their version is that it is very easy to forget what mode you are in, uncovering a spot or flagging it. This should have been more distinct.
My personal favorite is Pipes. The concept is simple. You must rotate each piece of pipe so that they are all connected with no breaks in the pipe system. The game is fairly quick to play which is great for those times like sitting in a waiting room where you could be called at any moment.
So, is Resco Gamebox worth the money? There certainly is no glaring flaw that declares no. If you like puzzle games, then I would strongly recommend trying the demo. There is little doubt that you will know within the first 10 minutes if you are hooked and have to have it or not. I know that I have really enjoyed Pipes and Brix a great deal… and I am still trying to win my first game in GoMoKu.
JUST THE FACTS
If you want to read all the rules of each of the games, here is the online version of the game manual.
|Ratings (4 out of 5)Overall: 4 stars out of 5
|ProsEasy to navigate layoutIncludes 5 gamesNice layoutVery good graphics and sound effectsConsWish there was a larger picture selection or the option to import my own pictures for BlocksThe difference between flagging or uncovering a spot in Minefield should be more distinct
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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.