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  • Entertaining
  • Challenging
  • Not original
  • Poor graphics
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Expert's Review

"The Wanderer Penguin"

Reviewed by / Nov 20, 2012

Guide the Penguin home, let it slide happily

Slide!, as you could imagine, is a sliding puzzle game where the goal is to help the penguin get to end of the level by changing its direction as it slides.

How does it work? You have a level with some ice blocks and a penguin that wants to get home, the only thing you need to do is to place direction blocks in the way, choosing its orientation and eliminating the ones that are wrong placed. As you advance through the game, the given tools will increase, adding whirlpools, bridges, snowballs, booster and blocks

There are 80 levels divided into 8 worlds, each one of them introduces a new mechanic. Although it's interesting enough, the app is not full-screen on tablets and the design could be much better, it feels a bit chaotic and not really high quality.

Slide and its Deluxe version was developed by Monument Games, Inc, , also creator of Shiftyx, which is a more original and enjoyable proposal. Anyway, this one's pretty okay too.

Tags: slide worlds about.

Developer's original description available here
Slide! is a challenging puzzle game where your task is to guide your penguin as he slides through 80 levels, avoiding obstacles and hazards along the way, only using a limited number of tools:

* Turn: change the penguin’s direction as he slides
* Whirlpool: warp to the next whirlpool (Left to right, top to bottom) when your penguin slides into it
* Bridge: span chasms and holes
* Snowballs: Push these as you slide to plug holes and take out enemy penguins
* Booster: speed up or slow down your penguin's slide
* Block: Block the polar bears’ path, or stop enemy penguins' sliding

Slide! is divided into 8 different worlds, each building on the last and introducing a new mechanic:

* World 1 uses only Turn pieces to help you avoid obstacles and create a long slide
* World 2 has you using Whirlpools to teleport around the level as you slide
* World 3 introduces ramps which reverse the direction of your slide.
* World 4 provides you with bridges to span chasms and holes.
* World 5 adds holes that block your slide and snowballs you must use to plug them.
* World 6 requires you to hit different color switches to open the corresponding doors which block your slide.
* World 7 populates the levels with Polar Bears that roam the level and make your slide more difficult, and boosts which allow you to time your slide properly.
* World 8 finishes with evil penguins that also slide around the level, push snowballs, flip switches, and cross your slide path

You must try to balance getting a long slide distance with using as few items as possible to get a high score. The higher your score, the more golden snowflakes you earn, and the more levels you unlock!

Slide! will challenge your intelligence, problem solving, and quick thinking.

Your penguin is on the move and it’s your job to see him home safely!

Slide! now also includes QR code scanning functionality allowing you to scan and play QR codes of levels made by the Monument Games team and Slide! Deluxe users.

QR codes for custom levels can be found on our forums at

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.6
* Enabled QR Code scanning so Slide! users can play custom made levels (Creating custom levels is still for Slide! Deluxe only)
* Loosened the requirements to unlock levels

Version 1.5
* Integration with HeyZap social network

Version 1.3
* Fixed bug when placing tiles on spaces occupied by bears
* Fixed bug that could cause a crash if the user attempted to scale or scroll the screen when a level was loading
* Changed the collision size of penguins to make it more forgiving

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Comments and ratings for Slide!
  • (45)

    by Nicholas Sanford on 10/02/2014

    Good game