When I'm not at work or writing a blog post, I'm usually playing a game my PlayBook. As a game junkie I'm always on the prowl for something new and exciting to try. That's where Sand Slides by Logik State comes into the play. Previously available for iOS the popular game makes its way to BlackBerry PlayBook and doesn't disappoint. It's definitely one you won't be able to put down.
At first glance, gameplay appears to be simple. However, as they say, looks are deceiving. Just trying to get past the practice level poses a challenge. The object of the game is to control the colored grains of sand that fall from the silos at the top of the playing field into their corresponding color-coded crates at the bottom. You accomplish this by drawing lines on the playing field to guide them to their destination. Sounds easy but there's a catch. You can only draw a limited number of lines and the silos are time sensitive which means you must act fast to make sure the sand doesn't fall into the wrong collector. If they do the grains counter at the top will decrease and its game over when it hits zero.
There are four levels (not including practice) of difficulty each with their own sublevels. The only one I've dared not try yet is called insane. Being able to manipulate the board is not an easy task especially as the levels progress and the time speeds up. The only thing I would like to see is a pause button. Although the game will pause if you swipe up. Having played the iOS version, this is a great game that translated well to the PlayBook.
Sand Slides is smooth and seamless, features exquisite graphics, and requires you to think at least two steps ahead to make sure you don't mix up the grains. Part puzzle, part strategy, be sure to check it out in BlackBerry App World for only $1.99.