Mixing retro design with basic platform elements Edge by Mobigame is a title with dozens upon dozens of cube based levels to explore. Your objective is simple, to move your coloured cube throughout the game levels by ensuring you don’t fall off the edges of the game world.
Originally designed for iOS the game has been reproduced on a number of platforms with the same core gameplay although some differences in levels and controls. on mobile devices players can use a mixture of onscreen keys, tilt movement or taps to move while other versions utilise mouse or other inputs.
In addition to guiding your main cube through the level designs players can also collect coloured prisms which if all are collected can unlock bonus levels and secure S ranks for that particular level. Time is also recorded and players are encouraged to optimise their times against past runs as a means of replayability.
The cube you control is not just limited to moving in standard directions with a mechanic known as Edge time being key to fast completion of levels and in later levels clearing the level in general. This mechanic is key in jumping over obstacles as well as sticking to certain edges which can allow shortcuts in levels to be found once mastered.
Considering level design for a moment Edge has some of the best in the platform genre with creative designs that utilise the games mechanics in various ways. Impressively Edge is also constantly introducing new mechanics in its level designs, something that most games in the genre struggle with.
Edge is a wonderful demonstration of creativity and evolution of concepts in a puzzle game, it’s easy to pick up and play and difficult to put down until you finish.
- Conquer a large number of game levels.
- Learn new mechanics and utilise them for higher scores.
- Creative level design makes each an enjoyable game.
- Find shortcuts within game levels.
- Available across a large range of devices.
- Buy Edge (Humble Store)
- Buy Edge (iOS)
- Buy Edge (Android)
- Buy Edge (Nintendo Store – Wii U)
- Buy Edge (Nintendo Store – 3DS)
Review Platform: PC