Sound Energy, another stylish title from Game-Pure, mixes a simple color-matching game of collection/avoidance with a little bit of musical interaction to create a superb multimedia experience. You control a transparent orb that can change color from purple to blue to gray. Coincidentally, there are three types of objects floating around the screen: purple squares, blue circles, and gray polygons. By clicking the mouse you can switch colors and absorb pieces that match your color. Build up combos to earn a high score and keep the background music shifting as you play!
Collecting pieces racks up a combo score that feeds the orange meter at the top of the screen. If you bump into a piece that doesn't match your color, the combo counter resets. Fill it up and the music changes, the bigger the combo the more the bar fills. Although there doesn't seem to be any significant changes when the music shifts, it's always cool to be able to interact with the audio of a game. And don't dawdle: your orb has both a countdown timer and a meter that forces you to keep collecting pieces at a rapid pace.
No-frills on the outside, Sound Energy is packed with a lot of little touches that make it a deeper experience than many Flash games. The combo spots that periodically appear in the background add a lot of spice. For example, if a block reads "2 combo" and has a picture of a purple square below, move your orb over that spot and click the mouse button after obtaining a combo of two or greater and all pieces on the screen freeze and turn into purple squares. Some really interesting boxes appear that can turn the tide of the game, so keep an eye out for the more creative effects.
Simple, stylish and fun. Sound Energy is yet another great coffee break title from Game-Pure.
Note: Some users with older computers and laptops have experienced glitches and slowdown while playing Sound Energy. Keep the quality setting on 'medium' to get the fastest performance possible.