Monday, August 27, 2007


Title: Tiltor
Authors: HÃ¥kan Carlsson and Andreas Gustavsson
License: Freeware

Tiltor is a really simple puzzle game. There are two controls, left arrow and right arrow which rotate the board 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise. After rotating, your square, the bright red one on the screen shot below, falls. The object is to get your square to the exit, the whirlpool. The only added twist is the gold "bad squares". They also fall after each rotation. If one falls on your square, your square is crushed and you have to start over. The red square is allowed to fall onto the gold squares.

There are more 150 levels in adventure mode which must be played in order. I have to admit that I did not finish the game. The levels get a bit repetitive after a while. The interesting levels are those that require the gold squares to block for you.

Tiltor was created using the Adventure Game Studio. The levels are grouped in sets of 20 or so. The authors put in a fun little back story for each group, first "moon", then "mars" and so on. There are cut sceens between groups. The audio and visual quality is quite high for a game with 320x240 graphics.

The controls take some time to get used to. After a while, the rotation direction for each arrow becomes second nature. Until then, it can be frustrating. The menus use only the four arrow keys and are bit confusing. Also, I could not figure out how to exit the game and resorted to a Ctrl-Alt-End.

There is also an arcade mode which I did not play much.

The default downlaod is compressed using the proprietary .rar file format. I wish people would not do this. I have ranted about .rar before, so I will not say more here. A .zip version is available at Caiman.


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