Kubik is a 3D puzzle game by Ketchapp, which can best described as a top-down Tetris. We have seen similar attempts before, they were some cool 3D Tetris games back when Symbian OS was the main smartphone operating system, but Kubik is different from other similar titles. Your main goal is to perfectly stack falling blocks and to always stay as close to the ground as you can. The game is a perfect time waster, one of those titles that could be called “just five more minutes!” Although every game is easy during first few minutes, as you make more and more stacks and as more and more blocks are placed, blocks will start falling faster and faster up until you’ll have just a few seconds to rotate the base before a block lands.
The game is challenging, easy to learn, and extremely fun to play. Of course, there are some tricks that can make every game last longer, earning you more points and more diamonds to unlock new planets. We played the game for hours and hours, found lots of useful tips, and gathered them all in this guide. Stay with us and find out how you can make yourself better at Kubik, a game where logic is the key until things accelerate, and reflexes become your main weapon.
1. Instead Of Rotating Blocks, The Whole Base Is Rotated
Unlike Tetris, in which you rotate blocks before dropping them, in Kubik, the whole base gets rotated. This is important to know, especially if you’re a newbie. So remember, blocks can’t rotate, meaning that your only option is to rotate the base until finding a perfect (or the best possible at the moment) place to drop a block.
2. Be Slow And Steady, At Least Until Blocks Start Falling Faster Than A Race Car
Kubik is a game of logic, at least while blocks don’t fall too fast. You have plenty of time to rotate the base and find a perfect place for a block to reside. The place where a block will land is pictured with green squares. If you can’t see any green squares, it probably means that a block will land right in the middle. Take your time, the first choice isn’t always the best, almost every time the first choice will prove to be the second best solution. Rotate the base around a couple of times, if you have time, before deciding where to land a block.
3. Controls Are A Bit Jittery, Watch Out To Not Accidentally Activate Acceleration
Rotating is done by swiping the screen to the left, or to the right. The problem is that quick descent (an option to land a block immediately) is activated by double tapping the screen. If you’re swiping the screen at a fast pace, you’ll notice that the game often recognizes two quick swipes as a double tap, meaning that your vision will vanish in seconds after the game quick lands a random block, destroying your plan. This can be especially annoying if you planned to achieve a couple of stacks with just one block, and then after the game recognizes your swipes as a double tap and lands a huge block in the worst possible place. So, don’t swipe too fast because doing that will surely activate quick landing sooner or later.
4. One Layer At A Time, Or A Couple At Once, The Choice Is Yours
As with Tetris, there isn’t one, best strategy that will garner you lots of points. Some people like to complete one layer at a time, others like to play by leaving a gap in their structure and then fill it with a perfect block, completing a couple of layers with one move. No matter which of the two playing styles is your favorite both are equally good. Remember, play the game in a way that is best suited to you, don’t change your strategy just because you’ve heard that one way is better than other. Lots of points can be earned by employing both strategies.
5. Even If You Reach The Top Of The Tower, Don’t Give Up
A number of times we reached the top (you’ll see a border made out of red translucent squares once your tower reaches a certain height) of the tower, with lots of uncompleted layers and with slim chances to receive a type of block that will fit perfectly and complete a layer. And as soon as we thought that this is the end and that the next block will make the tower too tall, meaning game over, a perfect block would just appear out of the blue. Since single squares will fall through gaps in the tower, this means that if a layer has one or two empty spaces needed to be filled in order to complete it, if you make a couple of stacks you’ll see squares falling down, completing layer upon layer. In other words, even if you are in a near-game-over situation, don’t give up. With just a couple of blocks, you can complete lots of layers, making the tower to crumble, and your game to become easy once again.
6. As Blocks Accelerate, There’s Less And Less Time For Rotating The Base
During the first couple of minutes, blocks fall at a slow and steady pace, giving you plenty of time to rotate the base until you find a perfect place to land a block. But as the game advances blocks will start dropping faster and faster, until there’s just a second or two left for rotation before a block lands. The best course of action once blocks start dropping like speed boats is to rotate the base just once or twice very fast. If the block won’t do much damage, don’t rotate the base because you can quickly place a block in an ever worse place than the starting position. Remember, reflexes are the key during the late game, and if a block will land on a solid place, don’t try to place in somewhere else because there is a high chance it will just land on a worse possible location, ruining your game.
Thanks for reading our guide for Ketchapp’s new mobile game called Kubik. We tried to include as many helpful tips as we could. By following them, your high score in Kubik will grow higher and higher. Thanks for reading and happy gaming!