Tilelicious (Wii U eShop)- Review

Originally posted July 22nd 2015 on the Seafoam Gaming forums


Title: Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles

System: Wii U (eShop)

Price: $5.99

Release date: 4/16/2015

The main game/story

In this enhanced port of a popular mobile game, you go throughout numerous levels in order to fill up a progress bar to advance to the next stage, and you do this by matching two tiles to add them up to a new tile, which goes to another of the same type. Basically, it’s like the popular game 2048 in some ways, but much more difficult and with a focus on food and treats than anything else.

Graphics

This game sports a very clean 2D art style, with a level select map that reminds me of the board game Candy Land in some aspects. Menus are simple to navigate, and the game itself looks fine due to the art style. No issues here.


Music and Sound:

A few forgettable songs that aren’t that great or that bad, just there to exist. Sound effects sound and work like they should, and there’s a voice actor that says lines depending on how well you do in a stage, like “Awesome,” and “Tilelicious!” For a game like this, it gets the job done despite the simplicity.

Gameplay

Being a game about moving titles, it’s very easy to get the hang of once you know how to control the game. You slide the tiles around, and ones with the same number (Or item when the numbers aren’t there in later levels) can combine to continue the order, which you combine with another of the same type until you either fill up the progress bar or add enough to the point they are removed from the board. Since the main control in this game is just to move the tiles, it’s very easy to get used to, although unfortunately it sometimes can get a bit too difficult in some levels, as the titles that spawn may not be anywhere close to the tiles you need to get rid of, and since a new tile spawns with each move, the board can fill up very quickly, with some levels you can only complete if you’re lucky or are incredibly careful with each and every move.


Conclusion

In conclusion, Tilelicious is surprisingly a lot of fun on the Wii U, once you get the hang of things. With a decent amount of content for $6, it would be easy for me to recommend if it wasn’t for the random aspect of the game, with some levels being incredibly easy at times and some levels being way, way too based on chance to complete. Still, if you can get past that minor issue, you’ll find a decent game to enjoy.

I give Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles a 6 out of 10.

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