JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


  • Review

  • Browser Games

Color Box


  • Currently 3.4/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.4/5 (23 votes)
Comments (9) | Views (5,072)

ColorboxJohnBThe online game Color Box by eyehook takes the familiar puzzle formula and tosses in a little color theory to brighten things up. Slide and drop squares of color to pile them on the bottom of the screen. Your goal is to make them vanish, but your methods will be a little different. Instead of matching like-colors you must use color theory to change the blocks to white. Fortunately you don't need an art degree to pull this one off.

To get an idea about how things work in Color Box, take a look at the screenshot. If we drop the blue square straight down it will mix with the green and yellow squares on either side, turning them cyan and white respectively. White spaces vanish, letting the blocks on top fall and combine with new squares. It's possible to set up huge chain reactions if you play with this in mind.

When you first start playing Color Box you will do a lot of glancing from the playing field to the color reference chart at the bottom. Fortunately the game isn't timed and puts absolutely no pressure on you to make your next move. You can play with several different color pallets or throw the whole mix in there for an intense challenge.

colorbox1.png

Analysis: Color Box is just enough like your typical puzzler to be interesting, but because of the color mixing properties I had to significantly alter my strategy. Think of the block mixing as eating. Dropping a purple block at the base of some green blocks might remove a few, but throw it on top of the pile it will devour the whole stack, munching its way to the bottom one adjacent square at a time.

While it isn't designed to directly teach you color theory, you'll walk away with a little knowledge of how it works. It may be about as useful as calculus to a pop music singer, but artists and web designers will certainly appreciate the help.

Play Color Box

9 Comments

Actually, that "light blue" is called Cyan by those in the industry. But hey, it's an interesting twist to an old puzzle, and it's pretty fun too.

Reply

Did the grayscale mode destroy anyone else's soul, or just mine?

Reply

the greyscale was tricky o.o

on a totally unrelated note, I think there's a new MB Mixed Tape out ^^

Reply

whoops, my mistake the mixed tape should be up May 9th XD

Reply

Ridiculous, it gave me 25 blocks of reds and blues. Am I supposed to win this?

Reply
Teonis May 6, 2006 9:53 AM

jeez, i just sat and played this, and before i knew it it was 4 hours later.

Reply
mongle May 7, 2006 7:18 AM

grey scale stole my soul too... it doesnt make sense to me... i found all colours easier...

i thought the red blue green one to be fun, for a few hours but it would be nice if they could have made it slightly more complex... a nice game

Reply

ok my soul is officially destroyed, how on earth do you do greyscale? i can't get my head around it!

Reply

The game is gone.

[Thanks for the note. I was able to resurrect it and host it here. Links have been updated. -Jay]

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Weekday Escape - Retro Edition N°5> chrpa It's Retro Weekday Escape time and four atmospheric and magic games are waiting for you! We start in enchanting and tidy room by 10 Color Dots, full of lavender smell. After we leave it, Kiterescu takes us first to the...  ...
5,667 Views
5 Comments
Yellow> chrpa The new game from Bart Bonte is sharp yellow and black. The first-signal system activates! Wasps! Hornets! Caution Bio-Hazard! Caution Wet Floor! Slow Down! The last one is correct, no need to hurry anywhere, we've got awesome relaxing game with...  ...
8,972 Views
5 Comments
The Basement Escape> chrpa Huzzah! Tesshi-e is back with another excellent game! First, don't panic after you notice the intro screen you've seen before. Yes, it's from The Escape Hotel 3: Remake released last summer. Tesshi-e just revisited his favourite hotel, lost his way...  ...
7,460 Views
10 Comments
Weekday Escape N°151> chrpa Hi! The new Weekday Escape is here bringing three fantastic games! Lutaru gives us a box for playing, with a small button here and a tiny hole there and waits until we figure out what to do with it. After...  ...
Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week


The Secret Order: Bloodline Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives