Noodlecake Studios is one of the leading makers of casual games for mobile devices. And their latest Android and iOS game is simply called Invert – a tile flipping puzzle game that appeals to “fans of brain teasers.” Noodlecake claims that the game specifically contains hints of Reversi, Go, Sudoku, and the Rubik’s Cube, though that’s not evidently obvious when you play the game for the first time. The game works by pressing buttons around a tile grid, which flips specific tile patterns. The goal is to synchronize all the tiles and make sure they’re all of the same color, using the least possible moves.
Many games, especially those in casual genres, bill themselves as easy to learn and hard to master. Invert is advertised as being “easy to solve, but hard to solve well.” And there are multiple game modes, as well as 20 patterns, thousands of combinations, and more than 120 “hand-crafted” levels, with each of them having their own custom soundtrack. So how can you complete more levels in this game? Read on, as our Invert tips and tricks have been written to help you in every possible aspect of the game, including the two primary modes in the game, which we shall be covering in the first tip.
1. The Basics Of Campaign Mode
Campaign Mode is the classic mode, so to say, and this is one of two modes that are available from the very start. You don’t have any time limit in this mode, and your goal is to complete the level with the least possible number of moves, or without running out of moves at the very least. That means not going over the set number of taps you are given in each level. Tapping twice on a marker allows you to reset the move, while tapping on the reset button, which is found on the bottom right of the screen, allows you to reset the puzzle without consequence. Also keep in mind that earning a certain number of stars across a certain number of levels unlocks new level sets.
2. The Basics Of Challenge Mode
Challenge Mode is the exact opposite of Campaign Mode, and it’s the mode you want to play if you’re looking for something that rewards quick and accurate decision-making. You don’t have a move/tap limit, but the tradeoff for having unlimited moves is the fact that there’s a time limit. Getting a high score here depends on how quickly you are able to complete the level, so solve those puzzles using as little time as possible – this may take some practice! Likewise, you can unlock new level sets in Challenge by reaching a given number of stars.
3. About Expert Mode
Once you’ve collected 100 stars in Campaign and Challenge, you will unlock Expert Mode, which is just that – a super-hard version of Invert. This is the mode you want to focus on if you’re trying to get even more out of your playing experience, and seeing how well you can do when the stakes are raised even higher. Warning – this mode is not for the faint of heart, so to say!
4. Familiarize Yourself With Both The Campaign And Moves
When starting out in Invert, the first thing you want to do is to familiarize yourself with the campaign at hand. Find out what the markers do, and you won’t just be acing the level in Campaign, but also in Challenge. And since some of the moves have a specific pattern, particularly in Challenge mode, it pays to memorize them and repeat those moves so you can move through things a lot faster in your next play-through. Don’t worry if you don’t get a high score in your first try – think of your first try at a level as a learning-the-ropes kind of thing, and figure things out so you can get a better score the next time around, or solve a Challenge puzzle in less time.
5. You Can Undo As Many Moves As Needed In Campaign
In Campaign mode, you aren’t just allowed to undo the last move you made, should you realize you messed up. You can undo as many moves as possible, going backwards as far as you could until you find out where exactly you missed the mark. Just make sure you’re tapping on the markers twice, and in the exact same order.
6. Know How The Shapes Work
You should also have a good idea of how the different shapes work in Invert. Corner pieces need little explanation, but circles can clear either horizontally or vertically, depending on how the level is oriented. Long blobs can be flipped over in the direction they’re facing. As for the other shapes, there shouldn’t be that much of a problem either when it comes to flipping them the right way.
Thanks for checking out our guide for Noodlecake Studios’ new mobile game, Invert. If you happen to know additional tips, tricks or hints for the game, feel free to leave us a message in the comment area!