Puzzle games are great games to play in the sea of mindless action we usually play as gamers. Liquid manipulation games, however, fall into a category far more shameful than terrible Tetris ripoffs (Hatris anyone?). The object of these games never changes, take the water or in this case oil along a course to the end goal without spilling too much. This time it is Electronic Arts chance to take a stab.
Some games can easily get this formula wrong but EA manages to get it right. Accompanied by the mesmerizing oil is a peaceful soundtrack and a fantasy world that would be praised if put in any film. The levels are made up of the beasts that desire to be fed oil. The faucet from the heavens though is usually shooting the oil onto the backs of the beasts instead of their mouths. This is where you as an interfering god character place objects to redirect the oil. Unlike the way water is represented in these games there is a thick and greasy look to the oil.
The contraptions can be as simple as girders or as complicated as circular wind currents meant to speed up the oils trajectory. When you start adding magnets your head will start to go nuts. Not because its mind bending but the magnet effect is kind of lazy and works the way a magnet should only part time. I also wasn’t a huge fan of having to change the color of the oil when getting the oil from A to B was taking up most of my resources.
Feed Me Oil has a whopping 90 levels to play for only 99 cents. This is the kind of value that needs to be on Windows Phone 7, not $3 adventures that last under an hour. This is a title that works perfectly with the phone interface and still remains in high quality. Feed Me Oil is a greasy filling snack that any puzzle fan would enjoy.
- Setting has character
- Satisfying puzzles
- The oil “fights you” sometimes