Could HeavenHell live up to my resultantly lofty expectations, or would it prove to be as yawn inducing as The Good Book?
HeavenHell neglects to include a full tutorial, instead opting to explain the various elements/mechanics as they’re introduced. Not that there’s a great deal to get to grips with.
In HeavenHell, the aim in each level is to clear the screen of little devils by knocking them into the lava, while keeping your angels out of the fiery drink.
Angels and devils appear as circles and squares; when they’re in circle format they’ll naturally roll around, while the squares are dormant and tough to budge.
With most of the little characters, you can tap to alternate between circle and square (that’s where HeavenHell’s puzzle element comes in), however some of the devils are determined to remain boxy.
As in all bloody smartphone puzzle games, there’s the obligatory three-star rating system for each level. In HeavenHell’s case you’re tasked with collecting three yellow diamonds as you roll around, adding another level to the thinkiness.
However, there’s no incentive to collect the three diamonds; they don’t unlock levels and they can’t be used as currency. In fact, there’s not much incentive to do anything in HeavenHell; you can endlessly choose to Skip Level from the menu.
HeavenHell’s 80 levels are split between four worlds. The first world is the bog standard one, the second introduces removable stone platforms, the third has little tornado teleport thingies and the final world has electrical hazards. Yawn.
I don’t have any particular problem with HeavenHell (other than having to tap very precisely on the angels and devils), it just didn’t particularly grab me. During the few hours that I spent with the game, I had the overwhelming feeling that it was… fine.
Being free, HeavenHell has ads throughout, but you can pay to remove them (50p) or share the game on Facebook/Twitter for 5 ad-free days.
- 80 levels
- Looks good
- It's free
- It’s just… ok
- Not a whole lot going on across 80 levels
- Very precise tapping required
Summary: HeavenHell is a decent puzzle game. Worth checking out if you’re at a loss for something to play, but don’t expect to be bowled over.
Developer: Nelphy Games
Requires: Android 2.1 (Eclair) or above
Price: free @ Android Market