Squares Rage is a short, if not engaging, puzzle game for Steam by Ajay Arora. Since there isn’t much to talk about I’ll keep this review brief.
The art style in Squares rage is monochromatic for the most part. black outlines and shapes with a colored filter depending on what stage you are on. Music is short but sweet chip tunes that may get on your nerves. screen transitions have a horrible hissing noise though as if you were changing a channel on an older TV. I’d like it if more was put into making the sound design pleasing to the ears since you will hear it a lot but with how engaging the gameplay is It can be forgiven.
Gameplay is super simple. You have the arrow keys. That’s pretty much it. You can also self destruct with the “s” key. Each level however will have you using the controls in creative ways so it never feel dull. Do your best to move your sentient square through the 25 levels available. If you find yourself struggling; any level you get to can be practiced later by accessing the levels option in the main menu. You are also given several difficulty levels in Squares Rage with the main difference I can find being the amount of lives you can have. this ranges from Easy with unlimited lives to impossible with a single life. The better you get the less these changes matter but it feels satisfying to know you are good enough to practice the next difficulty.
Overall I give this game a solid C+ It’s short, fun, and challenging and at the end of the day that translates to a well made puzzle game in my eyes.
- Fun, challenging gameplay.
- Music and sound design is a bit jarring.
- Game seems a little short at 25 levels.