What an odd name. Why is i3 so called? I really don’t know. If anything, Found in the Future's puzzler should really be called i6.
And what the hell is i3 exactly? Well, it’s another – yes another – match three game (er, maybe that's where the '3' comes in), but don’t let that put you off, Jeeves. There are literally more sides to i3.
On the surface, i3 might seem incredibly familiar. Ultimately, you’re lining up three or more objects of the same colour, with additional points available for larger groups and combos. Nothing new there, right?
However, the interesting thing about i3 is that said objects are cubes. Some cubes have six sides of the same colour, while others are multi-coloured. As such, a degree of skill is required in order to position the latter with your colour of choice on top.
Each time an i3 cube drops, you have a set amount of time to move it around before the next cube drops, and so on. If you don’t keep on top of things, the playing area can quickly become a bit of a mess.
And that’s i3. Really, that’s all there is to it. No other game modes, no power-ups… nothing.
On the plus side, i3 looks good, and has a nice little tune that complements the pace well. On the whole, it feels quite spacey, almost a tad like Portal (‘cept without the insane narrative).
There are a handful of score-related Game Center achievements to aim for too, but otherwise, that’s your lot.
Hopefully i3 will be serviced with updates in future. In the meantime, it’s hard to recommend for £1.49 (App Store or Google Play).
- It’s quite thinky
- Looks and sounds good
- Er, achievements
- No power-ups
- No game modes
- No variety whatsoever
Summary: i3 is a decent match three game with cubes. The end.
Developer: Found in the Future
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.