Published on June 9th, 2014 | by Craig Forshey0
Metroidvania Style Puzzler RedShift Blasts Onto Android
Anyone who has played a Resident Evil or Metroid game will undoubtedly remember the intense countdown sequences that had players racing against time in order to escape a massive explosion that’s about to vaporize whatever castle/spaceship/secret base they happen to be in. It was always a memorable experience due to the way it helped build tension and gave a real sense of urgency to the action; Once you see that clock start counting down and the entire level shaking apart you know %&*$ just got real. And while you mostly see this mechanic used in action games a stylish new puzzler has arrived called RedShift that takes the countdown level idea and expands it into a full game complete with great graphics and atmospheric audio.
Created by indie developer Belief Engine, RedShift casts players as the last person left capable of stopping a power plant from overloading and destroying a city. In order to do this players must race against the clock and find a series of relay consoles hidden throughout the facility. It won’t be easy though, because the closer the timer gets to zero the more the power plant will fall apart in epic fashion and hinder your process with fire and debris. Only by collecting fire extinguishers and thinking strategically in the heat of the moment will players be able to shut the plant down and save millions.
With its addicting old school gameplay and impressive presentation RedShift is a game every puzzle fan should check out. You can pick it up now for free on Google Play.