0rbitalis, the casual physics puzzle game available on on Steam, is one of the few games on early access that actually feels like a complete game when you play it. It’s a fun little puzzle game where you launch a small probe into space and watch it fly around with the gravity effects from the various objects pull it around to its eventual death. To compete a level all you have to do is shoot your probe off in a way that it doesn’t hit any objects for a certain amount of time. Later in the game levels add sepcific areas that the probe must stay within for the timer to count down.
As you progress through the game, you will encounter new types of objects that have different effects on the probe. In all cases the larger the object is, the greater the effect on the probe.
- White objects: Have a small amount of gravity that attracts your probe.
- Red objects: Have a larger amount of gravity providing a greater pull on your probe.
- Blue objects: Will repel your probe away from it.
With 50 levels, there is enough here to pass some time when you only have a few minutes or you’re waiting for your regular games to patch. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can always try your luck at getting the top scores on the global leaderboards. There isn’t a lot to it, but sometimes the simple things can also be good. If you can find the game on sale or are happy with what’s provided in the demo, it it worth considering but for $6.99 there simply isn’t enough to justify the price.
What I liked:
- Simple to pick up and play for a few minutes.
- Nice variety of levels.
- Global leaderboards provide good replayability.
What I didn’t like:
- Too expensive for what you get.
- Difficult to navigate the level select menu.