Unitied from indie dev Peter Hijma is a minimalist sliding puzzle game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Unitied review!
In Unitied from indie dev Peter Hijma, you’ll be tasked with solving 50 puzzles by way of sliding blocks around each level to the correspondingly marked areas. The twist for this puzzle game is that you won’t be controlling one block and then another since they will all slide at the same time! The puzzles start out very easy so that you can get the hang of things, with just the one large block to slide, but more elements will start to be added at a steady pace the further you progress in the game.
The larger blocks are easy to move around, but you’ll soon have to also worry about smaller blocks that are trickier to get into the position you need them to be. There will also be white blocks that are tied to rails on which they can move, which you will need to use to help you get each of the blocks for a puzzle from point A (and B, and C, and D) to point E (and F, and G, and H). Some puzzles could have a handful of white blocks to deal with, while others might have a couple of small blocks and a large block that you need to deal with in a level with a particularly tricky setup.
You can play this one either by sliding all blocks with the left analog stick or the D-Pad when playing in Docked, Portable, or Tabletop Mode, or you can use the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen to slide the blocks around on each stage when playing in Portable or Tabletop Mode, or if you’re playing on a Nintendo Switch Lite. Since you might end up making a mistake or two as you try to solve each puzzle, the game also has the option of allowing you to restart a puzzle by pausing with the + button and selecting restart, or by tapping on the icon on the upper left corner of the screen.
I had a lot of fun playing the game for this Unitied review. Depending on your experience with puzzle games, you could complete all puzzles in an hour – two at most – which is not a bad thing! Unitied is out now on Nintendo Switch for a low asking price of only $2.99, and it’s a fun and relaxing puzzle game you should check out.
This Unitied review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Peter Hijma.