Relating to each meals and cell video games, appearances matter. If one thing doesn’t look good, you in all probability received’t eat it; and if a cell sport seems like trash, you’re in all probability by no means going to play it. Fortunately, inbento is knocking it out of the park on each fronts, utilizing tasty Japanese boxed lunches (bento) to arrange an lovely puzzle sport for Android.
On this easy, wordless story, you play as a candy mama cat making stunning bento for her kitten. Mimicking the passage of time, your bento grow to be greater and extra complicated as you beat progressively more durable ranges and your kitten grows up. This tremendous cute sport might not reinvent the puzzling wheel, however its fantastic presentation and execution make it an outstanding addition to any puzzle lover’s library.
Every puzzle is laid out like a recipe. Your job is to exactly match your bento to the cookbook with the handful of scrumptious meals you’re given, like chunks of salmon, roe, rice, and extra. The trick lies within the order of placement, and when and the place you employ a couple of additional components that may radically alter your bento. You have to use all obtainable items to succeed.
There are fourteen sections so that you can unlock, every with 9 puzzles to beat. Don’t let the painfully easy first couple of ranges idiot you, both. After the sport has an opportunity to show you the fundamental mechanics, inbento begins to ramp up its issue by including a couple of twists to the method into the combination.
For instance, most items of your lunch may be rotated, however perhaps on this explicit puzzle two of them are locked in place. Or perhaps your bento is already full, however now you’ll want to use sliders or swappers to get your substances into the best spots. The deceptively minimal aesthetic masks a surprisingly sophisticated expertise.
The sport’s acoustic piano soundtrack and enjoyable sound design put the ending touches on this pleasant meal. I particularly love the satisfying squishy sound that performs whilst you’re shifting items of your bento round.
I don’t have any main critiques for inbento, however I’d have appreciated the inclusion of a touch system (just like the one from). There’s additionally no choice to skip ranges, which may grow to be problematic within the difficult latter ranges. If you end up caught, you just about haven’t any different alternative however to show to the web for the answer.
At $2.99, inbento is a premium puzzler with 120+ ranges to overcome. Relying on how briskly you play, the expertise may be over earlier than you recognize it, however in case you take your time and play a handful a day, you may make this meal final a little bit bit longer. Play Cross subscribers may decide up this charming title at no cost.
Not solely does your three bucks help an indie developer, however 1% of inbento’s income is donated to Animal Rescue Polska; a pleasant contact that I’d like to see extra builders embody of their video games. A powerful contender for our listing of, inbento is an appetizing puzzler that I’d extremely advocate to only about anybody.