We live in slightly unbalanced times. But you know what? That's not always a bad thing, especially when Ttursas is at the helm. Imperfect Balance 3, the latest in the physics puzzler series of odes to ultimate unsturdiness, has just come out, and here, instability is nothing but awesome.
Play remains the same as before: choose, rotate, and drop shapes from on high to upset the balance of solids on the screen, earning points for each you are able to knock off. Bombs, flames, gravity-reversers, and special-property blocks are there to help or hinder your progress, and the better you do in each screen, the more levels you unlock. As with previous installments, gameplay is about strategic use of dropping irregular shapes, rather than knocking stuff over left and right. This slow pace may not appeal to everyone, but it makes for a unique experience. The difficulty is such that those new to the concept might want to start with the earlier games, though experts will be pleased to see how the physics engine has been favorably tweaked. Imperfect Balance 3 may not be a reinvention of the formula, but it's a solid level pack that will appeal to fans of the series.