It’s hard to find a memory game good for gamers of all ages, but Walk ‘n’ Walk (universal) by PJS-Coding just might be the title to fill that void. By blending memory-testing puzzles with simple line-drawing action, Walk ‘n Walk manages to be both easy enough for young gamers to pick up, but challenging enough for older gamers to keep playing.
At first, the game is really simple: watch the protagonist Trot Trot walk across the beach, and once he’s gone, retrace the path of his steps by touching and drawing a line on the screen. After its completed – or the player has strayed too far off the path – a star grade is given, which are accumulated to open up new levels and level packs when reaching certain milestones.
The first couple levels are so easy to solve, players might quickly grow bored with the straightforward nature of the level designs. But the game quickly starts to introduce little tweaks to the puzzles, like Trot Trot jumping to create breaks in the path, moving off-screen or through different-colored puddles.
In later level packs, Trot Trot can disappear in holes on the golf course, or force players to his path in reverse, adding a lot of challenge to the somewhat simplistic premise, keeping player’s minds engaged with every new feature introduced.
Thanks to these tweaks and twists in the gameplay, Walk ‘n Walk manages to stay fresh through the 150 levels included in the release version. There are times where the line-drawing mechanic can become touchy, and once a player’s messed up, the game automatically ends the turn, which can be a little disconcerting when the level resets in the middle of drawing a line.
But the game’s delightful memory-flexing puzzles and evolution of its gameplay through the six different level packs, Walk ‘n Walk (universal) is an above-average iOS puzzler. Kids will love the cute protagonist and easy-to-grasp controls, and parents will keep coming back to try and four-star every single one of the game’s puzzles.