Collider is a physics based puzzle game in which players must neutralise charged particles by knocking positive particles into equally sized negative particles. The player encounters a different scenario in each experiment and must choose where to place their particles in order to complete the puzzle. The game was created by Berkeley Malagon and was released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The game costs $0.99 to download.
Collider is a puzzle game in which players must use their knowledge of physics to eliminate the loose particles. In each experiment the player is presented with a scenario which may include pipes, springs, swings or switches. There are already some particles placed on the screen and the player has a predetermined amount of particles that need to be placed on the level. The player can only place these above the blast glass on the screen to make the job that little bit more complicated.
The player must drag all the particles onto the screen and press play to begin the experiment. The balls will then roll around on the screen until either the whole screen is neutralised or the experiment has failed. If failed, the level will need to be attempted again. There are 25 experiments for players to work through and the first couple levels are a tutorial. Each level is timed so the player can attempt to beat their high score on the level.
The graphics of the game are fairly good for a game of this genre and fit the overall feel of the game well. It is an attempt to make science seem fun and exciting and it does work. The music goes well with the game and doesn’t over power the on screen action like a lot of puzzle game music does. The puzzles themselves are not that hard to work out and after a couple attempts the solution will be found.
There are only 25 levels so the game does end fairly quickly, especially as the first four levels are the tutorial. This is the only issue with the game because it is not free. The game is $0.99 and for that the player will gain maybe half an hour of solid play, which although not terrible, the game have very little replay value. Collider is a really great physics based puzzle game with some great challenges and is a brilliant iPhone game, but there is just not enough of the game to justify the price.