An arcade game that combines the best elements of a match making puzzler as well as strategy and cunning! Sound too good to be true? Well Voodoo’s latest game in this category is sure to impress you and become a favourite. Color Road is a swipe to play puzzler and arcade game and it’s similar in essence to some of the previous releases Voodoo releases such as Twisty Road and Sloper. Color Road is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store. The game comes in a reasonable package size of only 142 MB and provides days and days of gameplay in that size unless you become so addicted that you manage to end the game in 24 hours or even less. The game receives regular love from the developers and they pay close attention to the suggestions and criticism from players striving to always maintain and increase the standard of this game. The latest update to Color Road occured on 2 March 2018 and brought the game to its latest version 1.2.1
Color Road is one of the rare purely swipe to play arcade style games available both for Apple and Android operating devices that also has a strategy and pattern recognition based gameplay element in it. Color Road takes you on an adventure as you compete with your friends on Facebook for the title of the most skilled ball controller and matcher! The gameplay mechanics of Color Road are very straightforward and the game is designed to be played by players of all ages and genders so naturally the difficulty level is quite low. However, earning the title of The Best Ball Matcher in the game is something reserved only for the most dedicated and passionate players. The game has an exponential reward rate but that comes coupled with an even more sharply increasing difficulty as you move ahead in the game so you always have to stay one step ahead of the game if you plan to go much further than your friends and family have been able to reach.
If you believe that the video advertisements after each level are too annoying for you, you can remove them permanently for a small payment. Also you can use real money to buy upgrades for your ball in the game like obstacle shields which would give you an extra life but it really takes the fun out of progressing your way through the game. Therefore if you are not a pay to play player and really want to work your way up to the top, this guide includes some tips on how to proceed in order to reap the best rewards, earn the fastest high score and follow the chosen path to becoming a Legendary Ball Matcher in Color Road!
1. Master The Controls
Color Road is one of the many arcade games which measures your skill and reflexes as well as the ability to read patterns and match colors in the shortest time possible. As you begin the game you will have plenty of time between the color changes to detect which color of the randomly scattered balls matches the color of the ball that you are controlling. Therefore it will be quite easy for you to swipe your way around the obstacle balls whose colors do not match with the ball that you are controlling. However when you move past the first 20 color changes and achieve a score of around 200, the game starts increasing in difficulty at an exponential rate and this might be quite shocking for players who are new to the arcade genre of gaming. This is where the real fun starts though and you are extremely challenged by the game to swipe and dodge all the obstacle balls while looking for the balls which match the color of the ball that you are controlling as well.
In order to combat this high rise in difficulty as you move past the 200 score mark, a key trick is to start practice before you reach this point. This is because there are only three different colored balls in the game which are ink, green and yellow. Therefore if you begin to train your eye from the very start to spot these balls around you, the color matching sequences will start coming naturally to you. In addition, always remember that the color switching mechanism is in place to make life in Color Road even harder for you than it already is. This is because every time you pass over a color switcher which is designated by the upward pointing arrows, your ball will change to any color from the options of pink, green or yellow and if you were aligning your ball to match let’s say a yellow color ball beyond the color switcher before, you will have to quickly swipe away in order to prevent from crashing into the different colored ball now.
Another trick for getting a high score faster is to control the movement of your ball with the intensity of your swiping on the screen. There are factually only three lanes on the road to which you can move the colored ball that you control by swiping on the screen of your smartphone. However, when you move past a certain score limit, the obstacle or matching color balls also start to move around the three lanes and this is when you need to start showing how much you have managed to master control of your ball. Even though the movement of the obstacle or matching color balls might seem completely random at first, if you play the game again and again, you will begin to see a pattern that is “S” shaped that the balls seem to follow while moving in the three lanes of the road.
You will also begin to notice that the blind spots before a sharp upward or sideways curve on the road do not have any obstacle or matching balls and the music just becomes more intense to try and distract you so that you panic and lose control of your ball. However during the later levels when you reach a score of around 500, there will be obstacle and color matching balls immediately after a sharp upward or sideways curve on the road so be prepared to quickly swipe away just in case your luck runs out and a differently colored obstacle ball suddenly appears in front of you.
2. React Faster To Progress Further
Color Road is a game that pits your skill against the talent of thousands of players from all around the world. In order to prove yourself worthy of being called a Legendary Color Road player, you have to practice as much as you can in this game. An essential part of being called a pro player of Color Road is to have killer reflexes and an extremely short reaction time. This perfect timing is one of the precursors to all the amazing high scorers that you will see on the leaderboards and is a product of sheer hard work and countless hours devoted to practice in the game.
A key aspect of Color Road is the color matching feature which truly challenges your ability to multitask because it will become very hard for you to judge which colors match when the ball is rolling around on the road at breakneck speeds. Therefore the best technique to deal with this is to start practicing fast Color matching at the earlier levels. For example even if you are far away from two matching balls you should automatically align your ball in order to get a match. This will enable you to react and make movements for color matching much faster during the later stages when you really need to think fast.
In the first few levels of the game you will be falsely led to believe by the in game tutorials that there is plenty of time available for you to easily swipe your way out of every situation. However do not trust the developers on this because they have made sure that you are forced to try hard to even barely survive during the later levels. During the higher levels, you will instantly feel pushed by the need to swipe your finger across the screen as fast as you can because if you don’t the differently colored obstacle balls will fill up the screen on front of you and inadvertently you will crash into one of them causing you to either use up an extra life or surrender to a “Game Over” in Color Road.
A key reflex that you need to focus on developing is the use of your gameplay style. Instead of trying out a new gameplay style every other day, choose a single style that you like or you think you can play well after trying it once or twice in the game. Give two to three hours of practice to fully understand how you can dodge the three pink, green and yellow colored obstacle and matching balls on each level and which style suits you best. Therefore more practice beforehand will help save you from hours of frustration later on in Color Road which is one of the leading sources of defeat in this addictive arcade game.
3. Chain Combos And Match Streaks
An arcade game would be incomplete without combos and different kind of bonuses that allow you to gain a huge amount of score very fast. Voodoo has taken special care to include as many special bonuses and combos into Color Road as is possible without harming the already addictive gameplay experience of this definitive arcade title. The concept of the game is quite unique compare to any of the traditional arcade games and as a master ball controller you can move up the leader boards very quickly if you just focus upon chaining together combo moves and maintaining matching streaks as you play the game.
A matching streak can be attained in Color Road whenever you are able to match 5 balls of the same color in a row without missing any of them in between. For example if you have 4 green balls moving around on the road in front of you, you just need to hit them with the green colored ball that you are controlling by swiping on the screen of your smartphone and ensure that you do not miss any of the balls while you are swiping around them. Sometimes during the higher score levels, you will be faced with situations when there will be 2 balls of the same matching color as the ball that you are controlling but they will be followed by 2 obstacle balls moving around in an “S” pattern on the road in front of you. These are in place just to distract you and prevent you from keeping the matching streak as you will have to quickly doge away from these differently colored obstacle balls and this quick movement may cause you to miss the ball that is matching in color to the ball that you are controlling.
It’s also possible to chain together many combo moves in Color Road and doing this can multiply the score that you earn for every matching colored ball that you are able to hit with the ball that you are controlling. A key combo move is to collect a matching color ball just as you have passed over a color switcher and to repeat this whenever you pass another consecutive color switcher without missing any of the matching colored balls in between. The game will recognize this chain combo and you will be commended as “Amazing”, “Wonderful” or “Terrific” for your efforts as well as a huge multiplier will be added to your score making it increase at a much more rapid rate.