Colorblind – An Eye For An Eye Review

Colorblind - An Eye For An Eye

The Basics

  • Name: Colorblind – An Eye For An Eye
  • Developer: Nitrome
  • Genre: Platformer
  • Price: Free, with ads and an IAP to remove them

The Details

  • Installed size: 75 mb
  • Best played in short-medium sessions
  • Minor bugs experienced
  • Playable Offline: Yes

What is Colorblind?

Colorblind – An Eye For An Eye is a simple platformer with a color switching mechanic. Players take the role of Right Eye who needs to rescue Left Eye after her kidnapping has left him heartbroken and colorblind. The game is played using virtual left, right, and jump buttons as players traverse the game’s 20+ levels spread across three worlds.

As they move across the game’s color deprived world players will encounter paintbrushes that grant them the ability to see a particular color. Seeing a color means that players can jump platforms of that color, pick up coins of that color, but also be damaged by hazards that are of that color. A quick trip under a waterfall or rain cloud will get rid of all of those colors, putting the world back into its black and white state.

Colorblind gameplay

Recommendation

Colorblind: An Eye For An Eye is a simple and fun platformer without any bothersome in app purchases holding it back (the game’s only IAP is used to remove ads). Though it’s not perfect, and doesn’t quite offer as much variety as certain retro ports, it does offer the type of bite-sized levels that are perfect for gaming on the go.

There is a lot to like about Colorblind. The game’s retro presentation is serviceable and makes colors pop when they’re enabled. The save checkpoint system creates an incentive to play through each level without using coins to save while providing a less frustrating experience for gamers who are struggling to complete a level. At the same time the difficulty is somewhat uneven, with some levels being much more difficult than those that come later on. That is in part due to a level design that providers an appreciated amount of variety as players move blocks to flip switches, jump on disappearing platforms, and dodge projectiles.

Mechanically, Colorblind is imperfect. While the color switching mechanic is great and provides users some variety, the platforming is a bit too floaty. Right Eye often feels like he’s defying gravity more than just jumping in the air. That being said, the less than perfect platforming is rarely an issue at the start of the game and it doesn’t take too long to get used to the way the game handles physics.

Colorblind shouldn’t be mistaken for a deep platformer, but it does an admirable job at offering gamers a simple and fun experience. The game’s mechanics work well and at times offer a challenge, letting players figure out exactly what’s needed to collect a particular coin or how to perfectly time a series of jumps. If you’re looking for a mobile platformer, Colorblind is a game that is definitely worth a download.

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Absolutely worth a playthrough
Available on Google Play
Note: This review reflects the author’s views on the game at the time it was played. The state of the game may have changed since that time. Please note that installed size includes optional downloads where applicable.