Following on the success that Arseniy Shklyaev enjoyed with his two previous action puzzle games, Orbox and Orbox B, his latest game is a rather odd combination of action and puzzle elements that will challenge both sides of your brain.
The objective of Warp Forest is to collect all of the keys to activate the exit, and then make it safely to the exit to advance to the next puzzle/level.
Take control of the vehicle that can move using the arrow keys. You may also press [D] to straighten the car onto the closest horizontal, vertical, or diagonal path. Look for special deformed trees and treasure boxes that hide additional power-ups. Press [A] to fire the car's laser to reveal the hidden items. Move the car over the item to collect it. Press [S] to fire the special charges picked up.
You will also find keycards that open locked doors, though some keycards are single use, which means you will need a keycard each time through; while others remain unlocked once you have the keycard. There are other subtle differences between items that you get acquainted with as you go.
Analysis: The game offers exceptional level design for a unique and original puzzle experience that seems to be just about right in terms of difficulty level for a casual game audience. Some may be put off by having to control the car around the screen, and yet it does add a layer of depth to the gameplay when the alien animals begin to give chase or fire back. While Warp Forest is not quite as compelling as the Orbox games, it does offer an entirely different kind of experience, which is refreshing. The graphics look nice and the background music, although the same for each level, was actually pleasant to listen to even after playing through several levels. Thankfully the sound effects and music can be controlled independently via the main menu. Another welcome feature is multiple save slots with which to save your progress so the game may be picked up where you left off in a later session. Decent, unique, and fun, give Warp Forest a try. You will be glad you did.