App Review: Slice it!

Slice it! , created by Com2uS, is a game that initially stirred up my attention by the iTunes App Store ratings. The current version has 106 ratings at 5 stars with 9045 ratings at 4.5 stars. Those are some pretty impressive stats aren’t they?

I can’t remember the last time I saw an app with ratings this high and would love some recommendations of other games with these kinds of ratings!

Anyways, Slice it! is a puzzle game that puts your Geometry skills to the test. I must admit, in High school I hated Geometry and barely did enough to get by, but don’t worry! You won’t be doing any Pi x Radius calculations but you will find yourself planning ahead and visualizing your strategy to achieve the most amount of stars possible…

The goal of the game is to slice different shapes into the required number of pieces noted at the top of the screen. Each shape needs to be as equal in size as possible. However, if there are huge differences between your resulting shapes, then you find yourself back at square one and repeating the level.

After successfully cutting the pieces, you are rewarded between 1-5 stars depending on accuracy of your cut pieces. If you are able to achieve 5 stars you are given a hint. These hints are given as points and can be saved for later on in the game when you are stuck.

The graphics and music go perfectly with this game. Game play is extremely easy to learn as all you’re doing is using your finger to cut slices. When cutting, a dotted line represents your cut and with the paper background it helps with precision. However, if you’re not happy with what you cut you can always redo it with the undo button.

There are 60 levels, which was more than enough for me. As you progress in the game, you are presented with tricky and strange shapes and also areas where you will not be able to cut. Unless you’re a genius, these later levels will really make you frustrated and will require you to re-do it many times in order to figure out how to pass the level.

After I used all of my hints and failed multiple times, I just gave up. For those who love puzzle games this will definitely rack your brain and provide you with hours of fun. For those of you who aren’t die-hard puzzle fans than I suggest staying away.

You can buy this game for $.99 in the App Store today. Why not give it a try and tell us what you think!