Challenge your friends to a game playing The Lost Shapes, the magical board game where you form as many shapes as you can before time runs out.
The game consists of two modes: Survival Mode and Magic Chess Mode. In Survival Mode, there are 20 levels to complete. Magic Chess Mode contains 10 levels. Each level has an additional 3 sub-levels. The purpose of the game is to form as many closed shapes as you can using tiles before the queue overflows.
A tutorial is available to guide you through the steps of forming shapes. A glowing red outline will guide you to form shapes. While you focus on forming the glowing red shape, additional shapes have to be formed in order to get bonus points. When you close a certain amount of shapes you advance on to a level. The completed glowing red shapes will give you the most points. As you advance on the levels, forming shapes becomes more challenging. The shapes become more complicated to form, and the tiles will fill the queue at a faster pace. You can also swap tiles by tapping the two tiles you want to switch.
When you advance on levels, the game can get complicated at some points. New tiles keep incorporating, such as tiles with star, sun, and moon figures, and tiles where you form double shapes. The first time I played, the new tiles filled up my board in seconds. It became more challenging for me to switch and form shapes using the right tiles. After a while playing, I became more familiar with the tiles.
The Lost Shapes offers a variety of tools to help you throughout the game. You can purchase bombs, freezes, and nukes in a bundle, small pack, medium pack, or large pack. Bombs blast tiles and obstacles from the game board, freezes freeze the queue, and nukes set off an explosion that will clear most of the game board. You can also purchase gifts under the Info button.
The great thing about this game is you can invite your friends to play against you via Twitter and Facebook. What I liked about the game as well is the story told at the beginning about shapes being able to give magical powers. The scenario explains the importance of shapes.
For those who love to play chess, The Lost Shapes is a great alternative.
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