Sporos for Android review: A slow-paced puzzle for the thinker

CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.4
  • Installation and Setup: 10.0
  • Features and Support: 7.0
  • Interface: 9.0
  • Performance: 10.0
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The Good Sporos is a free game with a simple concept and challenging puzzles.

The Bad With hundreds of levels included, the game is in desperate need of some variety in gameplay. As it is now, Sporos can get repetitive.

The Bottom Line If you like slower-paced puzzles, then this free download is worth a try. But don't expect it to keep your interest too long. Even with the in-app upgrade, the game can get repetitive.

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While some puzzle games like Bejeweled or Cut The Rope might require quick thinking and even quicker reflexes, Sporos is cut from a decidedly different cloth. This puzzler is more for the player who enjoys staring at a problem and weighing strategic options at a slower pace.

Each level in Sporos starts you off with a field of empty cells and a designated number of seeds or "sporos" to use. Your job is to strategically place each of your sporos, so they end up "infecting" every cell on the field. As you can imagine, infecting an entire field of, say, 20 cells can be difficult if you have only two or three sporos at your disposal. What's more, different sporos can only infect cells in certain directions. So for instance, one of your sporos might only infect cells in a straight line, while another can do its work in an "X" formation.

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Sporos (Android)

Part Number: com.appxplore.sporos

Free

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  • Category Games
  • Compatibility Android