Cheap Shot: Sphaira

With so many big titles coming out as of late, there are plenty of hidden gems to discover. Marble may not be a precious jewel, but Sphaira still shines through.

The idea behind the game is easy to learn but extremely hard to master. You must run marbles into each other, popping the receiving marble upon impact. The goal is to end up with only one left on the board. Oh, and you have a set amount of time to achieve this in, which you can change to accommodate your style. To say the least, it is challenging and requires a lot of trial and error at first, made possible by an undo button.

Marble! At the Disco.

Sphaira includes both premade puzzles as well as randomly generated levels, meaning no two games will ever be alike. This means you get en endless supply of content for your money, something that is rare in most puzzle games.

To round out the package, the game’s extreme layer of polish stands out. The game board looks like a disco floor, which fits the awesome techno music. There are also many different marble colors, keeping things looking different as you play.

If Puzzle games are your fancy or you are looking for a great time waster, then Sphaira is for you. Slide over onto the App Store and pick this one up.

Editor’s Note: Cheap Shot is a new review feature where we pick a game that costs $.99 or $1.99 and give it the quick review treatment. While you won’t find a 1-4 score or our usual pros and cons, you will get a direct assessment of the game based on a one-hour playthrough. You’ll still find our full-length, regular reviews for other games.

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