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Game review
Blue ribbon
by Jon Mundy 18/9/2013
Product: Strata
Developer: Graveck
Publisher: Graveck
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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In my experience, 'strata' is a word used by smug academic types, dull number crunchers, and politicians.

It's not the best first impression for an iOS game, then. But that's one of very few nits it's possible to pick from this classy puzzler.

Here's a game that shares a blend of intuitiveness, style, and smarts with many of the best iOS puzzlers out there. Yet, it's not quite like anything else.

Unravelling the mystery

The idea is to swipe coloured ribbons across a grid containing variously arranged and coloured squares. You have to swipe along each row and column across two sides, creating a lattice of interesting coloured strips. ...
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A confidently executed and extremely stylish puzzler with a heavy reliance on its innovative ribbon-swiping mechanic
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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