A tap-tastic, pickup and play mobile title, Looper! takes us on a journey of sound and rhythm as we attempt to achieve harmony in this chaotic sensory puzzle game. Players will need to perfect their timing as they launch musical orbs into the melodic flow as levels continuously evolve in their complexity.
Developed by Kwalee, a company which has brought us other exciting titles such as Spillz, Tens!, and Time Monkeys, displaying its diverse reach. The design team at Kwalee has done a great job with Looper! keeping to a simplistic user interface with a greater focus on matching sound and color for synergetic gameplay.
The objective throughout your time in Looper! remains constant; activate all of your orbs whilst avoiding collisions and then sustaining this for a short period of time. Looper! alters orb speed, the number of orbs to be deployed, and the track patterns to gradually increase the difficulty of each new level. In order to beat each stage players will need to perfect their timing, sharpen their problem solving, and add a little bit of luck to make it to the Special levels to unlock those rare and legendary orbs!
To help you become the maestro you were born to be, we’ve compiled some of the top Looper! cheats, tips and tricks to get you storming through those levels in no time.
1. How To Customize Your Orbs
Looper! doesn’t reward players with any form of in-game currency but instead chooses to do so through the completion of worlds and special levels. As you complete world after world, you’ll eventually be gifted a box containing a random orb; however, this is most likely going to be one of the more common orbs available. To guarantee yourself a rare of legendary orb you’ll have to successfully navigate one of the special levels that are unlocked after completing a world series.
Whilst orbs themselves offer no game-changing mechanics, they are a great way to show off to your friends demonstrating the number of levels you’ve managed to conquer.
2. Adjusting To New Levels
When entering a new level there is a selection of variables you need to consider in order to determine when to successfully place your orbs. Below you’ll find the defining factors of the level difficulty.
Level Layout: The most obvious obstacle will be the design of the level. When assessing how to best approach this you’ll need to take note of any pre-placed orbs and their speed as well as their path.
The next step is to realize and commonly encountered level design aspects such as symmetrical shapes, grids, and sharp angles.
Number Of Orbs To Be Placed: At the top go your gameplay screen you’ll notice a series of unfilled circles, these represent the number of orbs you need to place and will fill up after each successful placement. After placing the last orb, the countdown timer will start and players will need to last a few seconds with zero collisions to beat the level.
Orb Speed: Knowing the speed at which your placement orbs travel will be extremely helpful but can only be learned by placing them all. On your first couple of attempts of more difficult levels just focus on finding out how fast the varying orbs travel so you can plan accordingly.
Directionality: The intended direction of placement orbs are depicted through green hexagons with a directional arrow on one side. These will help you avoid simple collisions as well as plan out your follow-up orb placements.
3. Making Use Of Symmetry
Despite some levels looking overly complex, they can usually be broken down into manageable sections allowing for you to time your orbs better. Below you’ll find some of the most common shapes found in Looper! and how best to tackle them when there is more than one.
Crossing Grids: You’ll encounter crossing grids numerous times throughout your Looper! gameplay with the main variations being orb speed and number of intersections. The easiest way to beat these levels is to release orbs from the same point so that they move in a single smooth flowing line; do this from the top and side starting locations. Wait for your first orb to return to its starting position before releasing the next orb and do so until your first line is formed.
When it comes to repeating this from the next location, whether the top or side, it’ll take a little bit of practice to find the best time to release the next orb, this is typically just after the line of already released orbs passes over your current orbs track.
Stars: When releasing orbs across stars, the best technique is to release an orb at every point I.e. when your initial orb reaches the tip of a point, release your next orb. This will evenly space your orbs and allow for easy placement of orbs in excess of 5.
Squares: Match the corners. When faced with squares littered all over the level it can seem a little overwhelming; however, these are typically one of the easier obstacles to face. To avoid collisions along shared pathways simply release orbs in the same corner, I.e. the bottom-right, to allow the orbs to move harmoniously around the level, often with very little chance of coming into contact with one another.
4. Tap Tap Tap – Beat Levels Fast
A solid approach to new levels it to release all of your orbs as quickly as possible, more often than not this can lead to mission success. Grouping orbs in tight groups will grant more space before or after them making it easier to place orbs along intersecting paths. This technique isn’t helpful on levels with sharp turns as when orbs are too closely positioned to one another they’ll collide at these points.
Looper! is a game of timing so be patient and let orbs circle the level a few times before placing the next one as this will give you more time to assess when is best to use them. You’ll find a lot of levels will require orbs to be placed very close to another and will miss collisions by a hair so don’t worry if you have to replay a level a few times before you really get the gist of it. Looper! can be mastered through a lot of trial and error in the beginning stages, but once you start recognizing patterns and the best approaches to varying level designs you’ll be well on your way to completing the game.
Hopefully following our tips and tricks guide you’ll have a much better understanding of how to best approach levels throughout Looper! Just remember to be patient as most levels won’t be completed on their first go. Good luck and happy looping!