MegaFlux, Matrix-style brain puzzle
MegaFlux just became one of my favorite Android puzzle games, as I’ve always been a fan of the Rube Goldberg machine-type of games (I remember the good old times after ’95 when I discovered “The Incredible Machine” game and became addicted) – these types of games usually require you to build a complex device to perform a simple task.
The basic rule of MegaFlux is to power the Processors using a Flux of energy of the right color. You achieve this by using the most important elements in your inventory, the Nano-tubes. Simply tap a nano-tube to turn it in the direction where you want your Flux to flow, as presented in this video:
Sounds simple enough but it all depends on what mode you’re playing the game into. If you start the Challenge mode (over 50 brain-puzzling levels) things get harder with the addition of Components, elements that can modify the flux. It takes a bit to learn how each of the components works (trial and error) and by the time you understand those you’re already addicted. Components that you can use:
- Reverser – use it to reverse the color of the Flux
- Decrypter – lets you decrypt a stream of encrypted elements (you’ll get those too throughout the game)
- SuperFlux (and SuperFlux Generators) – use it for the Infected processors after you’ve generated it with the Capacitor. At the end of each world-level there’s a boss (infected processor) that you have to defeat
MegaFlux is free (with a small ad that can be removed for $1.99) and the amazing part is that you can play the Challenge mode and Relax mode for hours and hours. Usually you’d expect to get a very short gameplay time from a free game, but MegaFlux over-delivers.
Features and play modes:
- Relax Mode – you can play random generated levels with varying difficulty
- Challenge Mode – more than 50 levels (divided into separate worlds) that grow in complexity and are played in a specific order
- Editing Mode – you can create your own grid with 80+ tiles to unlock
- Community Mode – this is an upcoming play mode that will allow you to share levels
- As you progress through the game you’ll receive medals for your achievements, right now over 66 medals are available
- Share your scores (via Scoreloop) and see how you compare with others
Not only the puzzle logic in MegaFlux is well-thought, but its graphics and soundtrack too. The graphics will hint a bit towards Matrix, as you see random symbols traversing your screen from the top to the bottom and the colors have some neon-ish vividness in them.
You can download the game from the developer’s website (SoFresh Games) at http://www.sofreshgames.com/megaflux.html
It’s also on Google Play from where you can send it to your device and optionally share your feedback: MegaFlux on Google Play.