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App description: PICORAMA - A Quick-witted and Whimsy Puzzler

Guide 4 odd little fellows Pinky, Blubba, Greengo and Orak through their grippingly entertaining journey through the colourful world of Picorama. Join forces to wipe off their unforgiving arch-villains, the Buga Brothers and open the super guarded Magical Vortex Portal. Play through 30 challenging levels with ever increasing trickery.

"Picorama is about Uhh Im not really sure what its about but its super cute, mega fun and an all round great mobile game!"
- Webheed.com -

"... its as weird, silly and fun as it sounds ..."
- Cultofmac.com -

FEATURES:

* Colourful, hand-drawn visuals and animations
* 4 cute characters, each with a special ability
* A unique, intuitive, co-op gameplay of trial and error
* 30 increasingly difficult levels

* Watch out for deathly counter-attacks!
* All moves can be undone! Revive your dead fellows as soon as you miss a beat!
* Focus on the challenge and find the smartest way possible to defeat your enemies!
* Slide your way to the portal by punching baddies to their deaths!
* Study your enemies' behaviour! Success is only a matter of time!
* Absolutely NO ADS !!!
* Visit http://picoramagame.com to find out more !!!

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:

** Picorama is NOT optimized on older devices with less than 1GB RAM thus

Requires:
** Iphone 5th gen and beyond, Ipad 3rd gen and beyond, Ipad Mini 2nd gen and beyond or Ipod Touch 6th gen
08-05-2015, 02:51 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,342
I absolutely love the art style & the characters!
For 0.99€ I give it a try. I hope the game is fun.

Here's the announcement trailer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WWIQ9hwuJHk

And a gameplay trailer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RExELSuI-nI

08-05-2015, 08:10 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,585
Sash-O: this does look great! Let us know how the game play is.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
08-05-2015, 09:38 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,342
Quote:
Originally Posted by slewis7 View Post
Sash-O: this does look great! Let us know how the game play is.
Ok, played the first 10 levels & I have to say it's a great game so far.
You have different monsters and each of them has special abilities to get rid of the Buga Brothers.
In the beginning you start with one monster and you have to learn how to use their powers.
There is a menu with a question mark on the right side of the screen that you can click to see some tips.
It shows you the powers of your monsters and your enemies.
A few levels later the others will join you (I'm at level 10 and the fourth monster & 3rd enemy type are still to come) & you have to combine their abilities to get to the exit.
The first one can attack the enemies directly, the second one can make the enemies fall asleep & the third one has a larger attack range.
If you die you can start directly by hitting the rewind button.

There are 30 levels, but at the start screen there's a shopping cart that says "coming soon" if you click it. New levels maybe?

It's a cute little puzzler, with adorable graphics!
I'm a sucker for games like that. I don't know why, but the style & sounds remind me of games like Gesundheit!, Monster Flip & Jelly Defense. So it's very cartoonish & cute. And the sound the monsters make, when the exit is ready.....wooooohhh!

So I would recommend this game if you like puzzlers...and it's only 0.99€, so what can go wrong?
08-05-2015, 09:49 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,585
Thanks for the impressions. I will try it too.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
08-05-2015, 10:21 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,342
You're welcome!
I'm at level 16 at the moment and it's getting more difficult.
I hope there will be more levels.
08-05-2015, 02:49 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,474
Sash-O,

I am curious, in large part because slewis7 (whom I greatly respect) took interest in this game.

Are they multiple ways to solve each level? Does the game reward the use of "optimal" solution (if such exists)?
08-05-2015, 03:16 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2kmp3 View Post
Sash-O,

I am curious, in large part because slewis7 (whom I greatly respect) took interest in this game.

Are they multiple ways to solve each level? Does the game reward the use of "optimal" solution (if such exists)?

Blushing. I have only played a few levels so far and the game seems interesting. At least early on, there is no move counter involved. Those super cute graphics are nice too. Will post more later.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
08-05-2015, 06:08 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,342
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2kmp3 View Post
Sash-O,

I am curious, in large part because slewis7 (whom I greatly respect) took interest in this game.

Are they multiple ways to solve each level? Does the game reward the use of "optimal" solution (if such exists)?
Hi y2kmp3,

You can destroy your enemies from different sides in some levels.
But it seems that there is only one right solution.
If one of your monsters dies, a rewind button appears and you can start directly over with a new try. No loading screen whatsoever.
Later on the levels are getting more difficult and you have to combine their powers to solve them.
I didn't stop the time, but I think some of them took me like 10-12 minutes?!

There is no rewarding system or something like that. When you finish a level, you're going right to the next one.
In some levels you're getting in a rush, fighting through a corridor with two of your monsters and clear the path for the other two.

I have fun with it...and it deserves more attention in my opinion!
08-05-2015, 10:49 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,585
I have played through the first 13 levels and I would say the difficulty is pretty minimal. However, I am still really enjoying the game.you can't go wrong here for just a dollar.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve