I’m a complete puzzle-head when it comes to physics puzzles. I just gobble’em up. There’s something about controlling the environment around you and having the ability to solve puzzles by understanding the world’s physics. So knowing this, it’s a no-brainier that I had to check out Perchang.
In Perchang the objective is all about finding ways to get balls into the goal. How you do so is all done via physics and a large assortment of contraptions that will help you alter the path of the balls. You’ve got flippers, fans, speed portals to even conveyer belts. Yeah there’s a lot of stuff and that’s just the stuff that I can list off of the top of my head. There’s a lot here so it’s clear that each level feels fresh.
How you interact with each objective is simply executed my labeling all of these controllable devices by either tagging them as red or blue which is then activated by rigger in either the red or blue buttons. While the controls took a little used to, after awhile controlling everything becomes easy and never overwhelming…although you will be doing a lot of contraption juggling.
Most of the game feels right. The physics feel natural and there’s a lot of variety in play. The graphics and overall presentation is also spot on. Having said that, the downside is the pacing of the game. It starts off extremely easy where I was mastering each level on the first try. It took about about 20 or so levels to finally kick in a challenge. Yeah, I’m glad that I stuck around but, I almost left out of sheer boredom.
The Bottom Line: Once you get far enough into Perchang, you’ll find a cute physics puzzler that continues to throw great challenges at you.