Publisher: Flynns Arcade
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 24/12/2020
On Sale until 25/03/2021
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Kolumno is an out-and-out puzzle game. The aim of the game is to get your ball from the top of the column without hitting the revolving walls. Each of the puzzles will have a set path to get through to reach the bottom.
Some puzzles in Kolumno are simple, just a matter of timing. As the levels progress and there are 74 different puzzles to solve. They get more intricate and needing a lot more planning and timing. Lucky for the player you are not alone, you will have up to four special abilities to utilise to get to the bottom.
Stop – Stop the ball in mid air
Drop – Speeds up the drop Speed
Srink – Makes the ball smaller
Brake Rings – It’s in the name
Using these abilities will see you through the puzzles but will not make them easier, as if you miss time using them its restart. Kolumno is all about taking your time and learning the patterns. Luckily it is simple to pick u and play as after messing a puzzle up a dozen times gets me a little angry to say the least.
Kolumno is a simple and enjoyable experience. It can get hard but taking the time to learn when to drop and use abilities will basically be trail and error and a lot of luck. If you are looking for something that is pick up and play simple go for it.
With the price point, there is no real reason not to give it a shot.