What could be better than a whiff of fresh air, the sight of beautiful people, delicious food and the soothing sound of crashing waves after spending months and years in tiny cramped up spaces where the weather never changes? The plan’s made, the destination’s set, and the ship’s on cruise control. Hawaii, Earth had topped the list of ‘places to see before you vaporize’ and Gisu was done striking off workdays from his schedule dreaming about the take off and the place TravAlien called ‘a pleasure for all 19 senses.’
Now, the planet was in sight and Gisu could almost taste the cool and delicious pina coladas as he soaked up the sun in the beach. He closed his eyes and let out a sigh, a smile curling on his lips. But suddenly he realized something was wrong!
Why was the ship slowing down?????? He looked outside and saw to his horror that his ship was being pulled down by the gravitational pull of an unknown planet. He tried tinkering with the controls but there was nothing that he could do. He looked on helplessly as the ship veered out of control, plummeting towards the strange shapes that seemed to grow bigger every second and as he lost consciousness, he thought he heard a loud CRASH!!!!!!
This is where the player finds little Gisu, our latest stranded alien, trapped in planet ‘Rescube’ with parts of his ship strewn all over the place. All Gisu can think of is Hawaii and his much needed vacation. Gameshastra’s latest puzzle offering ‘Rescube’ places the user in the shoes of Gisu’s savior, given the task of helping the hapless alien find the missing pieces to repair his ship. However, the roads to all the missing pieces are filled with obstacles in the form of cubes. The aim is quite simple: Move the boxes and clear the path for Gisu to collect each piece. But, there’s a catch. Actually, quite a few of them. Firstly, all the boxes do not move in every direction. So, you need to figure out how to move these to your (and Gisu’s) advantage. Also, there’s a limit to the number of moves you can make at each level. And, the levels keep getting more and more challenging. If you thought that a cute alien trapped in a brightly colored cartoonish planet was a walk in the park, think again; because you will soon find yourself working up a sweat, thinking about which block to move so that Gisu does not get stuck in ‘Rescube’ forever.
Apart from the challenging format which tests the players’ ‘little grey cells’ the game gives them the option of finding out the minimum number of moves in which to clear the path and the player stands to earn up to 3 gold stars based on the number of moves he takes to clear a level. In addition to this there are 15 achievements to be unlocked, from completing levels to earning three stars in every level. This gives the player bragging rights amongst his peers and competitors via Game center, Facebook and Twitter. So it’s safe to put your clairvoyant skills to test and see whether you can think beyond the obvious for greater rewards and satisfaction.
With over 50 levels of gameplay and a tutorial to help you get started, the game’s going to demand your attention for quite some time, and before you know it you would want to return to ‘Rescube’ to rescue Gisu. Get Gisu to Hawaii, what happens next is another story.
The game is available in Apple iTunes store and will be coming out on Android soon.
iTunes Free Version: http://bit.ly/XlWDn7
iTunes Paid Version: http://bit.ly/PYN5wP