Bob Came In Pieces
There's Something Charming about Bob. His quest to get back to his job in an intergalactic call centre is an unexpected mix of Moon Lander and Spore Creature Creator, held together with the unpredictable glue of physics.
When you start, it's a basic matter of boosting yourself around a corridor. And you needn't worry about the delicate tip-tapping of traditional lander games, as your ship is indestructible. It can get trapped in clumsy situations, but you're free to reset to checkpoints at any time.
Where Bob Came... develops into something distinctive and worthwhile, is in the ship parts you find around the maps. They can be snapped onto your ship at the many screwdriver icons, along with boosters and pushy-pully gadgets that you find along the way. You'll be regularly rebuilding your ship to suit the needs of a level - poking a pipe through a gap in the wall, putting a booster on top to burn away some weeds. It's doubly satisfying, because there are clumsy and elegant ways to complete a level. A poorly optimised load-out might work, but you'll make your life a lot easier if you balance your ship. Asymmetrical crafts are a bastard to control, especially when you're carrying some cargo.
The music and sound effects become slightly abrasive after a while, but there's no essential noises you need to hear, so just turn them off and sing your favourite songs. You'll get a few hours of intriguing and fresh puzzling for your six quid and singing's fun too.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP