Color Zen (Wii U) Review

Published on June 23rd, 2014 by Eric Weichhart



Color Zen is an interesting puzzle game using geometric shapes. The goal is simple: you need to connect the objects of the same color until you fill the screen with the same color indicated in the corner of the screen.

There are special rules in the game: white shapes can be combined with every color (including themselves), black ones are able to remove any color and those shapes with dotted lines are able to make to shield shapes from changing colors.

Meanwhile, the first levels are easy and fast to complete; the levels become more and more difficult with time, featuring a total of 460 levels. Of course, the game gets repetitive after long playtime sessions, maybe because it was designed for mobiles devices, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad game.

The controls of the game are well done, using the tactile screen of the GamePad, with this I mean no buttons are used for the game: you move the shapes dragging them with the stylus, and tapping the background twice allows you to use the pause menu.

Last but not unimportant: you’re able to skip up to five levels. If you skipped five levels and want to skip another one, it’s time to beat one of the skipped levels if you want to continue playing.

The game looks nice using abstract shapes for the game and interesting designs across the whole game.

The soundtrack of the game is relaxing and quite interesting, offering 16 different tracks that can be only played with the Gamepad (you can only hear the sounds with the TV). Still, I recommend you to play with headphones, where the music can be enjoyed better.

In a short way to explain, the game itself offers a relaxing experience that can be easily enjoined, and aims to offer a stress-free experience.

The presentation of the game is nice: the game gives you a good explanation of the game rules, a nice menu design and well, over 400 levels.

Sadly, the replay value is quite limited and the game manual is lacking, but you can see the tutorial anytime in the title or the pause menu of the game.

It’s an interesting game featuring a lot of levels that wants to offer a relaxing experience to the player. This isn’t a game for long sessions but for its price, it’s a great entry for the Nintendo eShop, mostly for those who want to relax after a long day of work.



About Eric Weichhart

Eric enjoys playing video games in his 3DS XL and Wii U. Platform, puzzles and RPG are his favorites. He doesn't care if a game is 1080p or 720p, it only needs to be fun.