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What's it about?
ELOH is a music-based puzzle game where you move tiles to direct bouncing balls toward their targets. Different tiles make different sounds, and each moving tile, bouncing ball, and blinking target makes a sound that fits into the game's cool, ambient soundtrack. There are dozens of levels, all untimed, and users can reset the blocks if they get stuck and need to try again.
Is it any good?
With simple, untimed gameplay and a groovy soundtrack to match, this is an absorbing, addicting puzzle game. Every move you make on screen adds another tone to the soundscape, and it's great that you can both see and hear as you get closer to the puzzle's solution. Eloh's developers focused on making the game sound as cool as it looks, and it's appealing that the action sounds good even when you haven't quite gotten it right. There aren't any hints, but each level builds nicely on the one before it, so you're likely to understand how each new on-screen element will work. Overall, it's a great blend of challenge and chill for kids who love pressure-free puzzles.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about problem-solving. Eloh doesn't have any instructions, so what hints are there to tell you what to do? How do you approach a game that doesn't have instructions? What do you do to figure out how to play?
Talk about how the sounds on screen change as you move the tiles. How do the rhythms and pitches change? Play with moving the tiles around on screen to make different beats. How does the game's sound help you know what to do?
Talk about nontraditional games and whether they're as fun as games with a story or a more predictable goal. What makes a game like this engaging?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: problem solving, solving puzzles, spatial reasoning
Emotional Development: persevering
- Price: Paid
- Pricing structure: Paid (2.99)
- Release date: February 27, 2019
- Category: Puzzle Games
- Size: 218.90 MB
- Publisher: Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
- Version: 1.1.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later. Android 4.1 and up.
- Last updated: January 10, 2020
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