A Review of Spaces of Play’s Spirits for Android
As we mentioned last week the Humble Bundle3 for Android dropped, and brought forth several fine Android Games. Spirits from Spaces of Play is one game from the bundle we’re going to take a look at today.
Spirits is the story of a band of little Spirits that rise from fallen leaves. Your job is to guide them on their journey home, but as they are Spirits they tend to drift around quite a bit. When a level starts the Spirits will start rising from the leaves, and when you tap them you’re presented with a series of actions. Some actions let your Spirit turn into a cloud of wind while others let you dig or turn you into a vine so your fellow Spirits can move across chasms and pits full of devilish spikes. You’ll also see plants that you’ll want to collect along the way although it’s not necessary to complete a level. Each level requires you to get a certain amount of Spirits to the portal, and once you do you can move on to the next trippy level.
Speaking of levels Sprits has quite a few of them for you to enjoy as there are 47 of them in all. There’s even stat tracking of sorts that tells you how many total Spirits you’ve saved, how many Plants you’ve collected, and your total World rank. There are stats are broken down by level, but the game tracks your overall stats as well so you can see how you stack up against the best around and go for the perfect score. It’s a very simple game to play, but if you have trouble there is a brief tutorial you can flip through to get the basics down.
Spirits is a unique game that’s got loads of style and simple, but slick gameplay that will keep you puzzled for quite awhile. The first 10 or so levels I played were fairly simple, but as I progressed it definitely got trickier especially if you like getting the perfect solution. The visual style of the game is what first got my attention, but the puzzling levels and overall atmosphere of the game sucked me right in. I won’t even get started on the soundtrack, but I will say that it’s simply perfect. I’ve got absolutely nothing bad to say about Spirits, and I hope Spaces of Play makes a sequel somewhere down the road. I highly recommend this one to anyone that loves a good puzzler, and it’s well worth the $2.99 price tag. You can pick up spirit for a few more days as part of the Humble Bundle or grab it straight from Google Play