Rocket Island

Rocket Island


(4 stars)


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Smart gaming
  • Great design
  • Needs more scenarios and stuff
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Expert's Review

"It isn't rocket science, is it?"

Reviewed by / Apr 08, 2013

A smart puzzle game

Rocket Island is an example of smart puzzle gaming, suited for brainy gaming lovers and those who want to have a good time without having to shoot at everything moving alike. In addition, steampunk design is lovely, and you can choose how much stress you want to "enjoy" by selecting between casual or action game modes. Yes, meteors are also a nice touch, indeed.

Your goal is to raise your islands in order to eventually build space shuttles to evacuate your population to a moon colony before something bad (namely the aforementioned meteor, but also tsunamis and earthquakes) happens and horribly kills them all. In your first turn you can only pick a tile to raise, two in the second and so on as long as you keep it combo'ed, this is, selecting all tiles with the same type.

It may sound as a cliche, but this is a game learned in a minute that can be enjoyed for hours. A great move by Handy Games, a developer known for outstanding and original games as Dynamite Fishing. On the other hand, it only comes with a few levels for free, though it offers a new way to unlock the whole game: you can pay for it, of course, or you can download a sponsored app instead.

Tags: rocket island, rocket shuttle island game.

Developer's original description available here
Play swiftly and plan ahead to escape from the sinking island! Devastating disasters threaten the planet. In the fantastic steampunk world of Rocket Island, it is up to you to save mankind!

✔ A most intriguing hex puzzle game
✔ Beautiful steampunk graphics
✔ Two game modes: Casual or Action
✔ Tidal, seismic, and cosmic disasters
✔ Compete with your friends for high scores
✔ Admire your colony on the moon
✔ 24 Achievements
✔ Full tablet support

* Supports Google Play game services *

The End is near! The Moon becomes your refuge! Natural and cosmic disasters threaten your island. Rescue the inhabitants of this steampunk world and launch hundreds of rockets to the moon. Beat the high scores of your friends before the island is swallowed by the sea. The fate of our world lies in your hands!

* Supports Immersion haptic technology *

Recently changed in this version

Removed ad removal via SponsorPay

Fixed a crash with lost connection
Fixed an impossible achievement

Added support for Google Play game services. Sign in with your Google+ account to access online leaderboards and 24 achievements.

Implemented better tutorial and help
New game over screen
Minor tweaks and bugfixes

Fixed game not pausing during sleep mode
Minor bugfixes

Fixed missing texts in some languages
Changed Facebook scoring
Fixed some possible crashes

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Comments and ratings for Rocket Island
  • (66)

    by Maxsim Goratiev on 23/06/2014

    Mostly comes Down to beating your own score after a while, but simple gameplay, original controls deserve a good solid score

  • (66)

    by Chris Koster on 21/06/2014


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    by Mikael Davranche on 18/06/2014

    Beautiful... but boring after few plays

  • (66)

    by Paul Morrisseau on 09/06/2014

    Good game to keep you on your toes. Wish it did a little more with the steam punk theme....

  • (66)

    by Shukaib Khan on 23/05/2014


  • (66)

    by Andrew Dunbar on 17/05/2014

    A very good puzzle game with professional polish. First time I actually liked playing a game on a phone.

  • (66)

    by Dustin Moore on 16/05/2014

    It doesn't do much but it looks good and doesn't crash

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