Sand Slides Falling Sand Game

Sand Slides Falling Sand Game

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • Graphics
  • Physics
  • Different game modes
  • Achievements and local leaderboards
Cons
  • Nothing special
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Gesture playing"

Reviewed by / Jan 22, 2013

Sand Slides is an original casual game that makes the most of gesture playing

I personally love how smartphones are unlocking some new and original game dynamics we couldn't have imagined a few years ago. Touchscreen, accelerometer, GPS... all of them are mobile devices built-in features that give more chances for game developing. Sand Slides is one of those games: a casual game that makes the most of touchscreen and gestures to become an original title.

Thus, due to its originality, gameplay needs to be explained. In the play area, there are three Sand Chutes. Different colored Sand will fall into the play area from the Sand Chutes during the game. At the bottom of the play area are Sand Collectors. You must guide the sand into the same color collector by drawing bars and buckets with gestures (sliding). Once the sand has got to the right collector, the "line" must be removed by tapping in order to not disturb next collection of sand. You can draw buckets to keep the sand until it's time to guide it to a collector. Only three slides can be drawn in the play area.

If you collect the wrong colored sand, the grains counter at the top of the play are will decreases. When this counter reaches zero the game is over. There are three different game modes: Practice, Marathon and Challenge. There are specific records halls for all of them as well as lots of achievements to unlock.

The game is set in cute 3D graphics, physics of the sand are quite real. No complaints about touchscreen (which is what really matters in this gestured game). Great game.

Tags: original sand game.

Developer's original description available here
In this unique addicting puzzle game you must tax your brain to guide the sand into the right coloured chutes, by drawing slides and buckets with your finger, but watch out! You will need to pick up the pace in order to keep on top of the action.

With simple game play rules, Sand Slides is a very unique addictive (some say addicting!) puzzle game that is simple to pick up but will take some time to master.

Featuring:
* 76 Achievements
* Fantastic Music
* Great Visual Effects
* Infinite Particles!
* Unique Addictive Game Play
* Butterly Smooth Frame Rates
* HD Graphics
* Brain taxing game play

Much like the falling sand sandbox games that came before (Burning Sand, Falling Sand, and other sand game's) Sand Slides builds on the same concept to bring you a fast paced arcade game.

Rating 8/10 - "We all know sand can be quick, but your mind shall surely be quicker." - theiphoneappreview.com

"Overall, the experience is thrilling, and the game is addictive." - theapplegoogle.com

"The addictive nature and smooth play of this game are features even some of the best dressed apps forget about." - JoeTech.com

"All in all this game offers great graphics, very nice controls and sweet gameplay!" - iViewApps.com

"Sand Slides is really a nice entertainer on my phone to play for a long time." - WhatsMyApp.com

"You won’t want to stop playing and even while writing this review my iPhone is on the desk with Sand Slides open." - iPhoneGlance.com

"Sand slides is much more addicting and fun to play puzzle game than we can explain in a short review. This is an app which is made for any age group, kids will love it, youngsters will enjoy and parents love flicking out their iPhone to play this in their free time." - iPhoneFootPrint.com

"Sand Slides can be played by anyone, at anytime!" - allofmybasearebelongtoyou

"A Hidden gem" - "This game is great, it's good as a quick time killer when you have 5mins, graphics are good there are several levels to keep you challenged, if you are a quick thinker with a good thought process who likes a challenge then get this game.. Brilliant well done would love to see more puzzle games like this." - Review by User "Glazgow"

In many ways, Sand Slides is a puzzle game similar to Tetris. Instead of falling blocks, you’ll have three different containers alternately dropping three different colors of sand. Instead of building the sand into rows at the bottom, you’ll have three containers on the bottom that each have a color assigned indicating which grains of sand belong in that container. You must control the sand by drawing lines with your finger to direct and contain the sand. Your score will go up when you put the correctly colored grains of sand into the containers, but your overall grain limit will go down if you get the wrong kind of sand in a container. The grain limit varies depending on which gameplay mode you choose, but it’s always game over when it reaches zero. - Adam Hughes

From independent developers Logik State comes the quick draw puzzle game Sand Slides, a wonderfully simple concept that can rapidly become addictive. Could this be the new Tetris for mobile devices? - Cranky Gamers UK

It seems so simple, but it's devilishly tricky. I played for over an hour the first time I played. I had intended it to just be a ten-minute test run, but I couldn't stop. - Marie Flanigan

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What are you waiting for? The sandman is challenging you to a game!

Recently changed in this version

Improved compatibility.


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  • (64)

    by Jason Reynolds on 05/06/2014

    Simple but brilliant

  • (64)

    by Tanya Curtis on 31/05/2014

    "Improved compatibility" didn't show any improvements. Just showed ads - in an app that's paid for. I used to like this game. Uninstalled until that changes.

  • (64)

    by Nikki Jordan on 29/05/2014

    I love the simplicity of the game as well as the challenge.

  • (64)

    by Gavin Clayton on 10/05/2014

    An update with a new icon prompted me to jump into the game again, and now I see it's riddled with ads! This was a paid app when I bought it. It's still the same game -- EXACTLY the same game -- as it has been for years, which means it's a wonderful little physics puzzler. Shame about the ads now.

  • (64)

    by Rebecca Hubbard on 05/05/2014

    I dont see why we have to have ads if this is a paid for app. Older version was better

  • (64)

    by Travis A. Dees on 03/05/2014

    Job well done to the developers on a unique, cerebral (and addictive) game. Definitely worth the buck or two! Highly recommend.

  • (64)

    by Richie McCloving on 27/03/2013

    Can you make the lines longer, they don't always go all the way down too the sand holder