Many puzzle games nowadays have started to become complicated as they try to ramp up the graphics, the music, and the gameplay, but puzzle games don’t need to be pretty to be great. Some puzzle games just need to be simple and easy for people to get into it. Enter Circloo, a puzzle game with just circles, and that’s it. No 3D graphics or anything, but it retains the fun and head-twisting gameplay that puzzle games should always have.
Circloo is a shape-based puzzle game that lets you control a little circle that is inside a circle, and the goal of the game is for you to get 7 transparent circles in each circular level. You know, maybe the developers knew that you like circles, so they put in circles in a circle so you can go collect circles. Joking aside, although the game sounds like a real simple task (because it is), the way to finishing this task can be quite hard depending on the level, this is still a puzzle game, after all. The game is played by using your keyboard. The arrow keys are used to move around your little circle. When you start a level, your circle is thrown inside a bigger circle, and you will see a transparent circle that you’d have to collect. Every time you collect one, the field will expand, revealing some obstacles (or if there were already obstacles at the start of the level, then it introduces even more or extensions of those obstacles). You will have to think your way through all of the things that hinder you from getting those circles. You can use your momentum to kind of jump over the obstacles, or use gravity and speed to kind of float off a side. You are free to do whatever you need to do to get everything, as long as it is within the laws of physics (this game actually has very good physics).
Circloo is a very simple game. You’re a circle in a circle trying to get circles. It can’t get any simpler than that. The game introduces a lot of neat little elements as you go through the game where your logic and puzzle solving skills will be put to the ultimate test. If you want a mind-bending or frustratingly good puzzle experience, then Circloo is a good go-to game to play.