Cubical‘s color-matching puzzler is frantic iOS fun


From the mathematical brilliance of Threes to the insanely addictive, Design Award-winning Blek, iOS users are spoiled for choice when it comes to great puzzle games on their iOS.

Does that mean developers should throw in the towel and stop making them, then? On the contrary, as the great Alan Partridge once said about regional detective shows: “Another way of looking at it is, people like them, let’s make some more of them.”

The “more of them” in question is Cubical, a seemingly straightforward puzzler that asks you to match the colours of different cubes by tapping them before the time runs out. And it’s a whole lot of fun.

To play, gamers are presented with a grid of different colour cubes. They then hit one color to start, before tapping others of the same color, before moving onto the next one.

The problem? Not only do players have just four seconds to touch all cubes of the same color (on top of the 60 second clock ticking away in the background), the cubes in question also randomly change color — testing reflexes to an increasingly cruel degree.

If you’re looking for a game to keep you entertained for a few hours, it’s definitely worth checking out Cubical, which can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store, available for all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and above.

  • sigzero

    Unless you are color blind…

  • Geoffrey Quintelier


  • Jay Dorsey

    Um, looks a lot like @tmsoft Compulsive… which has been on the App Store for a while now.

  • Deepak Mantena

    Hey there, I made Cubical. Thanks for playing it.
    @sigzero:disqus : I actually worked hard to create a color scheme that respects many color blindnesses. I think what I came up with works well, but if I missed something please email me so I can refine it:
    @jaydorsey:disqus : Haven’t heard of that game – gonna check it out!

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