Review: It’s time to try defying gravity with Terrella for iOS

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No, Terrella doesn’t have a Higgs toggle switch; you get to change between gravity and anti-gravity through the magic of gaming. Use this newfound power wisely.


In Terrella, you’ll use the color coded buttons to create an attraction or repulsion to the colored dots on the game field. These push and pull impulses are used to guide your dot across the field, around corners, down corridors, around obstacles (you get the picture), and to the eventual goal. Your dot flies a little bit like a puck on an air hockey table—it’s easy to change direction with a little nudge, it keeps going even when you aren’t pushing/pulling, and it will glide to a halt after a little while.


The audio effects consists mostly of a low humming with different tones for different colors and some nice bouncy sounds when you hit the wall. The graphics are minimalist, but clean, and a bit reminiscent of the old-school vector graphics arcade games (but much smoother). There are color coded buttons to tap and hold to activate a particular attractive/repulsive force. The game developers refer to it as gravity, but it behaves more like magnetism in that like colors repel and opposite colors attract.

There are single player and multi-player modes to add some competitive spirit to the game as well.


If you like puzzle games and are ready for a real challenge, then Terrella is a great option. The game play is deceptively simple; the execution requires some presence of mind and nimble thumbs, as well as very good timing. Throw in your friends in multi-player mode and it gets interesting fast. You can even play levels in whatever order you like.

Good game.

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Category: Games
Seller: Quiet Spark
Requirements: iOS 6.1 or later
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
File Size: 16.1 MB
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Price: $0.99
Age Rating: 4+

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