- 1 An Introduction to Perchang
- 2 Perchang : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Perchang
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Perchang
- 5 Personal Impressions of Perchang
- 6 App Specifics for Perchang
- 7 Download Perchang
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Perchang
Perchang is a unique game that involves fast action, heart pumping hand eye coordination with the brain teasing, mind nourishing complexity of “Rube Goldberg” style puzzles and machines. Players work a number of balls through portals, over fans, into sticky walls and through bounce boosts among other gadgets.
Perchang : Gameplay
None to most as “Rube Goldberg machines” or as “Was-passiert-dann-Maschine” (“What happens next machine”) in Germany or as “ピタゴラスイッチ” (“Pitagora Suicchi”『Pythagoras’s Switch』), Perchang involves players manipulating various switches to influence and maneuver complicated contraptions to navigate balls into the end goal.
Each level has a colour coded countdown timer which allows players to visually acknowledge their reward of a gold silver or bronze star and of course a fail. Therefore, players must race against the clock to find the perfect combination of timing, precision and adroitness to fill the quota of needed balls into the target goal.
Features of Perchang
- 60 Stunningly rendered 3D courses to test your skills.
- Simple controls with deep mechanics so anyone can pick up and play.
- From flippers to teleporters, there are loads of unique gizmos to guide the balls through levels.
- Tax your brain and solve puzzles by switching the colours of mechanisms.
- Hit your goals quickly to collect all the gold medals.
- Use all your skill and wits to earn achievements.
- Unlock the special Gold Runs for the hardest challenges!
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Perchang
Timing is Timeless! // Practice makes Perfect!
The most essential aspect of Perchang is the depth and degree in which players activate the various controls! Whilst it is oh so comfortable to fall into a groove, each level pushes the envelope and requires players to ‘mix things up’. Therefore, try thinking out of the box and experimenting with new techniques, new strategies until you find the perfect winning scenario. For after all, there is no penalty for replaying a mission so why not strive for the perfect golden star score?
Redo and Replay!
The free to play, penalty-free gameplay makes Perchang a perfect game to sink ones teeth into! Thus, do not get disparaged if failing to complete a mission for players can play as much as they want!
Focus on the Goal not the Balls!
With an endless amount of balls automatically falling, it is easy to fall victim to watching the balls themselves. Instead try to focus on how the balls integrate with the various switches and their path into the goal.
Personal Impressions of Perchang
The overall concept and simplistic yet intricate design of Perchang is the greatest feature of the game! Through this minimalistic approach, players can truly get the most out of a very focus driven platform which offers instant fun as well as long term repeat playability. This is a rarity among puzzle games and thus makes Perchang well worth picking up and enjoying!
The frustratingly annoying fact that players need to master a certain design / skill set / coordinated control sequence in order to progress through to the higher tiers and levels is painstakingly infuriating yet also a very strong pulling point to the game.
The 3D artistry, development and depth of design within is solid testament to the level of commitment that the developers went into to make this addictive game. Perchang is, simply stated, an engaging game built to draw players in an engaging and rewarding experience, rather than offer a simple quick fix solution.
The absolute lack of in-app-purchases further solidify the paramount need to try this game out – if only for a brief time!
With very little going against it Perchang scores a very reclusive four and a half stars out of five, so do yourself a favour and download to enjoy today.
App Specifics for Perchang
2.02 (iOS) (Last Update Nov 13 2016) (as at the time of writing)
2 (Android) (Last Update Nov 02 2016) (as at the time of writing)
316 MB (iOS)
80.6 MB (Android)
7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.3 or above.
Rated for 4+
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chines, Spanish, Traditional Chinese.
$0.99 ～ $9.99
App Store : iOS
Google Play : Android
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And as always, ‘happy gaming’!