Conclusion: For $9.99 on Steam, Cubetractor is a standout for action-puzzle fans with a bit of a sentimental streak about 8-bit and 16-bit graphics. A unique core mechanic and clever puzzle design should easily provide dedicated players $9.99 worth of play and then some, but you might want to steer clear if...
Conclusion: A game shouldn’t be criticized for being hard, if it was purposely designed to be that way. Cubetractor doesn’t feel like a game that falls into this category, however. It feels like a game that was designed to challenge you more with its strategy elements, and less with its irritating control...
Summary: So is Cubetractor worth your hard earned cash? Yes it definitely is. It’s fast, fun and engaging and what it lacks in length it makes up for in playability. The puzzles are well thought-out, the core mechanics are honed and the difficulty curve is very even over the course of the game.
Conclusion: "One of the cutest games in quite some time is also one of the most brutal." "...one of those rare games that almost always seems to have a new trick up its sleeve, and yet never betrays its own simplicity."
Pros: Unique marriage of puzzle-solving and tower defense, Level design that's both intricate and intense, Whimsical old-school charm
Cons: Occasionally imprecise controls, A few clunky levels here and there, Hit-and-miss humor
Excerpt: It’s been nearly a year since we’ve last taken a look at Cubetractor , that frantic puzzle game from Singaporean studio Ludochip. Just a beta version then, the game is now roaming the digital wilderness in a complete state. The question is: should you bring it home?
Summary: There are tower defense games of every shape and flavour, and even a whole genre of anti-tower defence games. Cubetractor is something different though. It’s a game about combining blocks to make towers. That fight other towers. While dodging bullets. And blocks. Ok, its not easy to explain.
Excerpt: Cubetractor is a tower attack and puzzle game by Singaporean developers Ludochip, built in the same vein as the Legend of Zelda and Battle City games of yore. The game is centred around its namesake – cubes – and has you utilising them in different ways to get past each level.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Cubetractor marries thoughtful puzzling with insane arcade gameplay, offering a unique hybrid experience that's tough and rewarding. If you're stoic and determined enough to smash through the difficulty curve, you'll pull an absolute stunner.
Pros: Enjoyable blend of cerebral puzzles and moment-to-moment arcade shenanigans, Easy to play yet hard to master; deceptively versatile and deep, Attractive visuals, chiptune soundtrack and charming personality
Cons: Staggeringly difficult if rewarding, Can sometimes feel rage-quittingly unfair, even though it's well-balanced, Crying out for a level editor