28/06/2017

☆ Review: Grab the Bottle “Don’t bottle this one” ☆

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Grab The Bottle - PC

The world is split into two halves. The first half consists those who have never played Snake on their mobile phone, while the second consists of those who have ignored their families/jobs/bodily functions in favour of squeezing in “just one more round”. 

If you find yourself prescribing to the latter half of the human genus, then Grab the Bottle is probably for you.


Grab the Bottle follows one man’s obsession with grabbing bottles throughout the course of his life. From a baby reaching for his milk, through a teenager reaching for his cola, to an adult reaching for a bottle of beer, it’s your job as the player to guide the man’s infinitely stretching arm in order to grab said bottle.

If it sounds like a simple premise, that’s because it is. Each level takes place on a 2D plane littered with obstacles on which you can stub your searching fingers, two stubs means you have to start the level all over again. 


The bottle isn’t the only objective however, each level also contains a number of smaller pickups such as a baby’s dummies or bottle openers which must be collected before the bottle can be grabbed. Your hand is also able to interact with certain objects in the world, which allow you to retract the ever-extending arm and open up new paths for the completion of each level.

Complicating all this is the arm’s inability to cross over itself, which means the path through each level needs to be carefully mapped out before your arm begins its long snake-like journey.


Summary:
Grab the bottle is by no means a deep experience. While the game is incredibly addictive with moreish puzzles and decent graphics, I feel like it would be better suited to a mobile or tablet setting rather than a PC. It’s the kind of game I’d prefer to play in a doctor’s waiting room, rather than playing for several hours of escapism.

If you’re into puzzle games and want something light and relatively mindful to while away some free time then you could do a lot worse than Grab the Bottle.

Game Link: Steam
Dev Link: Kamina Dimension

Review By Alex Gaillard from Bitz n Bytz