Wizorb

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Wizorb
  • Link
    Wizorb
  • Platforms
    PC, Mac, iOS, OUYA
  • Player
    Singleplayer
  • Release date
    Already released

Retro Arkanoid RPG Style with a lot of extras

Let’s imagine you’re just as old (wait of course I meant young) as Thomas and I. Then you’ve probably heard of Arkanoid (if you haven’t: Wikipedia). It’s that game where you shoot a ball of a pedal trying to hit as many bricks as possible. Everybody has played that right?

Wizorb’s creators seem to have played it as well … A LOT! What other explanation could there be for Wizorb?

Wizorb is a casual game in which you control a pedal that moves left and right and shoots projectiles/fireballs but your major task is to steer an orb into a direction to destroy as many tiles as possible. Your main character is a Wizard who turns into that orb hence the name…Wiz-Orb

The game is basically a combination between Space Invaders and Arkanoid plus RPG elements and monsters. I’m not sure if the name “Tile Breaker Game” is even appropriate.

You will not only be shooting at blocks but also at monsters (end bosses) and you will have special abilities that are totally different from what you’re used to in Arkonoid or SI.

Apart from that there’s also a story that you can follow. Your task is to save the kingdom of Gorudo by beating different stages and eventually confronting the final boss in a fight (no bare knuckles, only orbs and fireballs allowed) to free the kingdom Gorudo once and for all.

Rating

Tom
Graphics
5.0
Sound
5.0
Fun
5.0
Concept
6.0
Long-term fun
4.0
Overall
4.9
Tim
Graphics
5.0
Sound
5.0
Fun
5.0
Concept
7.0
Long-term fun
4.0
Overall
5.1

Conclusion

Quite frankly, I’m not sure what to think of Wizorb. I really like the Japanese RPG style but the game concept gets boring pretty quickly for me. Breaking tiles is only fun for a short while and the RPG elements would be more fun without the tile breaking in between.

Wizorb has received the “App Store Best 2012” award so there must be others who like Wizorb. I didn’t.

The move to combine a tile breaker with an RPG is the only intriguing part for me.

Give it a try if you liked Arkanoid, but I won’t be spending too much time with it.

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About Tim von Janssen

Tim has started playing PC Games at the tender age of 8 (ca.1990-1991) on monochrome screens and hasn’t stopped ever since. Due to that love for video games that has developed very early Tim also knows why older games very successful despite mediocre graphics. One simple reason: gameplay. Tim feels that with the development of the OUYA and the stronger focus on indie game studios is the right step towards better gaming experiences that rely more heavily on unique game concepts and better gameplay in general. Tim at Google+

2 thoughts on “Wizorb

  1. Jancis

    graphics – 7? seriously? this game has the cooles graphics, it’s all handmade!

    p.s. what a heck, i post comment to bombsquad and it ends up somewhere else?

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