By Edwin Velez
Reviewed on Xbox One
Released on July 29th, 2016 for Xbox One and PC
Developer and Publisher: God As A Cucumber
Quatros Origins is the budget friendly puzzler from the Belgium based studio God as a Cucumber. With a fun developer name like that, it is no surprise that their title is easy to approach. Quatros is a tetromino matching puzzler with clear inspirations from Tetris and other titles in the genre. With familiar controls and a snazzy look, it could have succeeded as a just another clone. The team at God as a Cucumber strayed away from that notion, and instead brought forward a fresh take on the genre that presents a fun twist. As opposed to matching up lines on a single grid, each move is followed by a 90° rotation, which essentially has the player working on four sides simultaneously. Each move effects the other sides, so it is all about perspective. Mastering the field is no easy task.
If you have a nice monitor or tv, your eyes will be pleased with how crisp the game is. Smashing lines with special blocks on them is a lovely scene as colorful, broken pieces seem to fall right off the screen. Paired with a catchy theme song, the game is fairly easy to appreciate. Again, as a budget friendly title, you will get more bang for your buck than expected. As a core puzzle game for only $5, it is an easy buy. With multiple modes, a unique twist on a classic concept, and solid controls, Quatros Origins is a great title to add to your collection. Easy to get into but definitely hard to master, Quatros Origins a great shake up to other similar puzzlers in the genre.
Final Score: 8/10
+Fresh Twist on a Classic Genre