Unfolded Torus is a free to play puzzle game made by Biemmesoft.
Unfolded Torus is their first game released on mobile but it doesn’t mean that it is bad, oh no. It is by far one of the most challenging yet fun game that I’ve played. I am someone that is usually pretty good and can solve these type of games pretty fast and easily, but this one gave me a hard time (in a positive way!).
It is not so hard at the beginning but becomes very challenging as you progress in levels. The beauty of this game is that all levels can be solved “easily”. You don’t need to find the perfect solution. All you need to do to succeed is to reach the minimum score threshold. But, if you are able to score an even higher score, the game rewards you with more coins and also a place on the leaderboards! You can have your name up there so everyone can see how well you performed. Also, with the multiplayer tournaments, you can show off your skills even more. Play in real time with other players across the world and try to score the highest score in the time frame given.
GAME DESCRIPTION AND GOAL
(From developer’s website)
Unfolded Torus is a brain challenging game formed by a sequence of scenarios called tori.
The main goal in each torus is to maximize the score using the least number of moves.
A scenario is formed by square tiles, each tile can contain a number. The score is determined only by the following two rules:
- Equal numbers adjacent on a diagonal sum up to the score
- Numbers satisfying the above condition and belonging to two different diagonals are counted twice
Below, some scenarios are displayed. Observe that tiles, which contribute to the score, are colored and tiles, which yield a double score, are in a bold rounded shape. The first figure shows the initial scenario, the second is the configuration after two moves, the third is the final configuration achieved in 10 moves.
In the upper rightmost corner there are two circles containing the current score and the number of moves.
There is 2 modes that you can play. Single Player mode and Multiplayer Tournaments.
Single Player is a fun and relaxing experience. There is more than 500 puzzles to solve across 43 packs. You don’t have any time restrictions and you can come back to previous levels at any time. Obtain the minimum score required to unlock the next level or try to get the highest score as possible to have your name in the leaderboards! Each puzzle that you complete rewards you with coins that can be used in the tournaments.
Multiplayer Mode is for those that want another type of challenge. Play against real players and try to beat them by getting the highest score in the least possible moves. Tournaments cost coins to enter but if you manage to place in the top of the leaderboard you will earn even more coins.
Tips & Tricks
A number can be counted twice
To score points, identical numbers need to be touching each other diagonally.
16 you say? Why not 8? Well…
2+2 in red and 2+2 in blue.
2+2 in red and 2+2 in blue
This scenario = 16 and not 8 points. Use this at your advantage to maximize your score.
Place higher in tournaments
In tournaments don’t focus on getting the best solution in the least move possible at the beginning. Just focus on moving the numbers around and grouping them to get the highest score. Once you feel you have obtained the highest score possible, you should be in the first of the leaderboard. Now that you know where each numbers should be, with the time remaining, focus on getting that result again but in less moves to secure your position! Leaderboards works this way; Let’s say you get 80 points in 50 moves, you will still be placed higher than someone with 78 points in 4 moves. This is why moves aren’t important at the beginning. If you are placed in the top with many other people with the same score, this is where moves come in play.
In 5 minutes tournaments, the key is speed.
If you are still wondering if you should play this game or not after reading all this, my answer is YES you should definitely try it. It is free are you will be missing out on something if you don’t give it a go. This game offer everything that a puzzle lover needs. Easy puzzles for the family, challenging puzzles for the veterans, leaderboards to compare yourself with the world or just your friends (Yes, I didn’t mention it, but you can have a private leaderboard with just your friends. Makes it easy to show your skills and impress your friends and family!)
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