The life of an orange. Pretty miserable, right? Some jerk rips you off the thing that gave life to you and you either get all your fluids crushed out of you for consumption by some monstrous flesh creature, or get all your flesh peeled off and your insides consumed... if you aren't left to rot in a bowl. So many oranges deserve to be the stars for once, and Tommycred seems to agree with the release of physics mouse-driven puzzler Orange Gravity 2.
Your goal is to move the orange around the screen to collect all the floating yellow fruit, and then into the portal that opens up after. If the orange falls offscreen, or has a run-in with a hazard like spikes, it's game over. Luckily, this orange tethers itself to blocks as it passes that can be manipulated in various ways. Each block has a different effect that will only impact the orange if its tied to the block itself, and you can click and drag your mouse through the cord to sever it. Click and drag on pink squares to slide them and attached fruit along tracks, for example, while blocks with arrows on them will cause the orange's gravity to shift in that direction when it attaches and remain that way until it hits another switch. T-shaped levels can be spun with the mouse to raise or lower the tether, and certain large platforms have buttons you can click to turn a repulsing field of gravity on and off.
It's hard to do an original physics puzzle these days, with it being one of the go-to concepts for everyone looking for a few guaranteed plays, but while Orange Gravity 2 definitely isn't completely innovative, its clever concepts and interesting gameplay make it stand out from the pack. It looks great, offers a few clever twists on familiar concepts and plays... mostly well. I personally encountered a bit of glitchiness on level eight involving teleporting fruit, but my fellow reviewers assure me they were able to play it fine, so I'm left to trust their word while muttering darkly to myself and shooting them suspicious glances. You know, like always. Orange Gravity 2 isn't perfect, but it is a fun, vibrant little game that seems to be trying to challenge and entertain you rather than just keep you busy. We thank you, noble fruit, and will surely reward your efforts by supping on the flesh of more of your brethren in the days to come. Muahahahaha!