A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The heart of the game is creative puzzle solving. It encourages players to use both brain and hand to figure out tricky physics problems.
Positive Role Models
There are no characters in the game, but a pleasant, helpful narrator leads players through the game’s tutorials and praises their victories.
Ease of Play
This game makes great, intuitive use of the PlayStation Move motion controller, a virtual version of which appears on screen and precisely mimics the player’s every movement as he or she manipulates and places blocks.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tumble is a downloadable physics-based puzzle game that uses the PlayStation Move motion controller. Kids will likely love manipulating blocks onscreen with the PlayStation Move motion controller (required), however younger children may grow frustrated once they move beyond the first few levels and the game becomes much more challenging.
Is It Any Good?
Tumble is a showcase for the PlayStation Move’s exacting precision; prepare to be shocked by how naturally and accurately you are able to manipulate each piece. Objectives grow in challenge from level to level, and the shape of the blocks we're provided changes as well. Expect cylinders, pyramids, and boxes with irregular sides. Subtler, though equally important, are the differences in block materials. Sturdy wood, slippery glass, and pliable rubber affect the way blocks settle on one another.
There’s not much to it, but, as is often the case with compelling puzzles games, simplicity is part of what makes Tumble so hopelessly habit forming. Multi-hour sessions are entirely possible, giving this deceptively basic PlayStation Move game excellent value.
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