Take a holiday from serious puzzle games with this simple charmer.
Space Holiday is a puzzle game with a simple
enough concept - connect the dots. The dots in this case are stars and you
must connect them to form a polygon without crossing any lines. Succeed
and the shape forms a star gate, allowing your happy little astronaut to warp to
the next level. As with most puzzle games, things don't stay that simple
for very long. As you make your way through the game's eighty levels
you'll need to contend with things like moving stars and angry asteroids that
must be kept outside of your star gate. Other elements include ninja stars
that can destroy asteroids while connecting to another star and plunger stars
that can move other stars to better positions.
Space Holiday has some mildly challenging puzzles, but it doesn't quite
present the same level of difficulty you'll find in puzzlers like Where's My
Water? or Cut the Rope. Whether or not that's a good thing is probably something that
you'll need to decide for yourself. I found the game to have a certain
charm to it, and to be one of those games that's perfect for killing a bit of
time while you're stuck waiting in line somewhere. Space Holiday is certainly
appealing and enjoyable enough to recommend to the casual puzzle game fan.
I know that I'll keep "space" for it on my iPhone for awhile after this review is published,
which is about as good an endorsement as I can give to an iOS game.