Hit the dance floor in this foot-stomping, original new take on the connect-three puzzle genre of casual gameplay, from PixelGo! of Barcelona.
In Disco Jungle, play as a funky blue elephant with a special ability to absorb the color of any dance floor tile and drop it anyplace else. Use it to connect three (3) or more same-color tiles, horizontally and/or vertically, to score points and clear levels. Go after lots of little 3-tile combos, or gather colors into one honking combo for massive pointage. Clear tiles with animals on them for bonus points.
Use the arrow keys for movement [left], [right], [up] and [down]. Press [X] to absorb the color of a tile with the elephant's trunk, swapping it with the one it was carrying. The elephant's ear will show the absorbed color you have to work with.
Connecting three or more tiles removes them from the dance floor temporarily revealing the sound system below. Avoid these holes in the floor by moving around them or jumping over by pressing [Z].
Plenty of power-ups and bonuses for combos keep this game engaging and fun. Later levels introduce security guard rhinoceros that will try to ram you into the speakers. Avoid them for best results.
Analysis: From the very first splash screen that greets you, everything about this game is fun, polished and of commercial quality. The game features a menagerie of adorable zoo animal characters all getting down (and each in its own individual style!) to a soundtrack of phat disco beats. I even found myself bopping up and down in my chair as I played. Great stuff!
PixelGo borrows an element of gameplay from as far back as Atari Video Cube. And while the gameplay is now similar to hundreds of other games, Disco Jungle changes it up and creates a unique game all its own. There's even a two-player mode that can be played either versus or cooperatively.
Truly exceptional art, sound and interface design, these gifted developers are ones to watch out for. "I like it!"
Cheers to Bass for the link to the game! =)