This innovative game will keep you on your toes and train your creative mind to see things that you weren’t previously able to see before. Your objective is to visually see the blueprint of what you’re making in a 3D perspective, which is quite challenging in itself. It’s really not as easy as it appears to be.
Using your fingers, you are to rotate the pieces onto the blueprint until all the mixed up pieces of the blueprint line up together. You use one finger to rotate up or down and two fingers to rotate side to side. But wait, that’s not all! You’re also timed to see how fast you can spot what you’re making and each star you get from each level will allow you to unlock different themes, so to speak.
For those of you who are unfamiliar to this game, luckily enough there is a tutorial from which to learn from. But I caution - the tutorial isn’t as easy as it seems. Sure, part 1 and part 2 are easy because the game itself guides you. But part 3 is tricky - I had a very difficult time figuring it out. The hint that it gives you is “rotate the blueprint until all the pieces fit together” or something along those lines. Say what? I’m supposed to somehow rotate this all until the pieces fit together? But I don’t even know what I’m making! And I couldn’t figure it out for the life of me until I exited the tutorial and decided to try out the “Architecture” theme that was made up of different landmarks and buildings. At least I had an inkling of what to do there and what exactly I was supposed to make. I do wish that the tutorial were a little more helpful - who knew I was supposed to making the blueprint of a desk-with-chair-attached?
Though initially I ran into trouble with the game, I found myself quickly addicted to the game. You just have to get the hang of it, which I eventually got and prided myself into doing. It also helps to know what you’re looking for. For example, in the architecture phase, the first blueprint that popped up was that of the Eiffel Tower. I immediately recognized it and began on rotating the blueprint to match the Eiffel Tower. It really does help if you can visually picture what the game is asking for; otherwise, you may run into problems. Here’s another tip that the game doesn’t tell you and what I figured out for myself: most of the blueprints will have borders. Try lining up those lines if you are completely stuck on what you’re looking for and trying to make. Also, some blueprints will have words and numbers on it - those will help you in determining which way the blueprint is oriented (and will ensure that you have the blueprint facing the correct direction).
I think Blueprint 3D HD did an excellent job of combining a puzzle game with 3D. It’s a whole new and different take than other games that I have played on the iPad. It also requires you to think a little outside the box and to get those creative juices flowing. And hey, if you’re having trouble on a level, don’t panic. If you take a long time solving one you can reset that level so you can get a higher score. Yep, even in the middle of that category. Pretty sweet, huh? The graphics are pretty HD: sharp and defined, which makes the playing all more pleasurable. And with 240 levels and 7 categories, you certainly won’t be bored for a while. Just a word of caution: take a break every few minutes - you’ll go blind staring at that screen and I definitely don’t want to be held responsible just because you’re having fun.
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