Have Time to Kill? Fifteen Touch by Offscreen May Be the Game For You…

by MajorDouble7 on September 21, 2009

Hello, Fanatics!  My name is MajorDouble7 and I’m here to tell you about a free game from the Ovi Store called Fifteen Touch.

Check out a couple ScreenSnaps from my N97:

Game starts out with bottom-right corner empty One move from victory

Left: Game starts out with bottom-right corner empty. Right: One move from victory.

The object of Fifteen Touch is to move 14 numerical squares into the correct order…perhaps a familiar game from years past for most of you.  Squares can only be moved into the lone, ‘fifteenth’ square, thus making a sound strategy necessary.  I’m sure that most of you will recognize this form of game play, so I won’t waste any more space on describing the mechanics of the game.  Instead I’ll quickly point out that on the bottom of the screen, on the left-hand side, there are two counters.  The top one keeps track of how long it takes you to find the correct arrangement, while the bottom one shows how many moves it takes.  The two on the right are exactly the same only it’s a record of your best time and shortest moves.

Like most free games out there, Fifteen Touch is the perfect time-waster.  Many times throughout the course of my day I find myself in 4 or 5 minute ‘gaps’ with nothing to do but look stupid.  Being a long time Nokia user, I have always relied on those ‘stock’ games that came with my device to kill the boredom (my all-time favorite is ‘Bounce,’ but I digress).

That being said, there’s a lot more to Fifteen Touch than mindless time-killing.  On the contrary; it’s highly addictive, somewhat challenging, and has a magnificent User Interface (UI)…all of which are key components to the perfect ‘Time Killer.’

The addiction stems from the fact that Fifteen Touch keeps track of your best time and shortest moves.  I don’t know about you, but it’s always fun for me to try and beat my high score.  If it weren’t for this simple little feature, the game would almost lose all of its value to me.

Of course the challenging bit comes from the fact that if you’re not familiar with the game, or haven’t quite figured out a strategy, the game appears to be next to impossible.  It can be truly be frustrating, making the game all that more involving.  :)

And the UI is truly amazing.  Offscreen did an excellent job in making this game move.  It’s almost a treat to move the squares around.  It’s precisely the kind of small joy that justifies your insatiable desire to get your hands on an N97.

When it comes down to it, Fifteen Touch by Offscreen is a free game that is definitely worth the download.

Download

Fifteen Touch by Offscreen from the Ovi Store

You may have noticed my scores in the ScreenSnaps above…what are yours?

Until next time, Fanatics…

MD 7

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  • MajorDouble7

    I'd like to humbly add that my best time has dropped to 00:46 from 00:55

    ;)

    MD 7

  • Napril@versatel.nl

    My hiscore 40 seconds and 70 moves.

  • xello

    What an addicting game. First attempt took 19 minutes, second attempt took 6 mins 52 secs, so i'm getting better :D

  • MajorDouble7

    Nice Score! You must be moving quick!

    I've been trying to beat my time and I'm just not having any luck…

    Good Job!
    MD 7

  • MajorDouble7

    xello, you'll get it…just more practice! Soon you'll discover a strategy that works for you that you can use every game.

    MD 7

  • xello

    I can actually get the first 3 lines done in like 1 minute, it takes an eternity by comparison to get the final one there (along with the 3rd line)

  • Napril@versatel.nl

    New record: 38 seconds and 72 moves

  • haha

    15 seconds 57 moves..;) no kidding

  • MajorDouble7

    Man, those are some great scores! I've gotten mine down to 30 seconds and 88 moves! Not too bad if I say so myself…I didn't think it would be possible to do it that quick. I have to admit, I needed to use a stylus to move so quickly :P

  • http://www.dsr4.nl/ r4

    it's more pleasure to play the game in the Nokia N97 and it's really a very nice to play the game..

  • MICHAEL

    28 SECS AND 74 MOVES, UNDER A MINUTE EVERY TIME, I MUST BE SAD..

  • MICHAEL

    28 SECS AND 74 MOVES, UNDER A MINUTE EVERY TIME, I MUST BE SAD..

  • http://www.farango.com/ DS Card

    The nice game list there..some of the great list..I have mine in 30 seconds and 88 moves! Not bad, if I may say so … I do not think it would be possible to do so quickly.

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