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Cestos is a game app for Android phones. It's an Android multiplayer game that can have up to four players playing at once. Aside from the addictive gameplay, Cestos also rewards players with points that they can use to customize their avatars. It's one of the most addictive games on the Android platform, and in this review, we'll find out why.
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User Interface and Graphics
The design of the game and the user interface may be simple to look at when you first see it. It can even come off as boring and mediocre. It is intuitive, sure, but lacks that shiny aura that should accompany such a fun and brilliant game. The images used are 2D vector graphics that don't bring much appeal to the visual appearance of the game. Once you start playing the game, though, you will forget all about the simplistic graphics and the abundance of gray colors on the screen. For its very basic user interface and flat graphics, we give the app an average rating.
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Cestos is all about strategy and quick thinking. The object of the game is to set up each of your marbles by determining its direction and speed so it can knock out the marbles of other players. The last player with a marble still in the game is declared the winner. As you begin the game, it's all about setting up your marbles in a straightforward way. As you progress through the game, obstructions appear on the playing field which may knock your marble out of the game if you're not careful with your placements. The time limit for setting up marbles enhances the experience, making it a simple yet addictive mobile strategy game.
To add another layer to the game, players gain experience as they play games and they also get points that they can use in customizing their avatars. That's another motivation for players to get addicted to Cestos. The nature of the gameplay makes it possible for players to have a game that only lasts a couple of minutes or an epic match that can last until the batteries of their Android phones die.
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Cestos has different game modes that include Black Hole mode, Speed mode, Minefield mode and Stoplight mode. Each of these game modes offer their own uniques settings, challenges and obstacles, giving the game variations that keep things fresh and exciting. To make things more interesting, the game has a chat function that lets players talk to each other while they are plotting each other's downfall.
The game has ranking and skill level systems that let competitive players flaunt their Cestos-playing prowess. This keeps things interesting for advanced players. It would be nice if the developers would make use of sound effects and the accelerometer for new and exciting features in future versions of the game.
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Cestos is a very addictive game, even though it doesn't have the striking visuals and special effects like some of the more popular games have. For people who just want an addictive game without unnecessary clutter, Cestos is a fine choice. It gets an overall rating of four out of five - a good score.
by: Kristina Dems ; edited by: Simon Hill ; updated: 6/7/2012 • Leave a comment