Game Review: Orbital

If you’re looking for a fun and quick game that involves some slight thinking, try out Orbital.

Overall Score: 4/5

Orbital is a pretty neat little game, but it can be slightly disappointing and I only somewhat recommend it.

Gameplay: 4/5

The gameplay is unique and makes you think in different ways to figure out how to maximize your hits and receive combos. The combos themselves are quite cool too. Also, the three different gameplay modes add some nice variation to the game, and the multiplayer mode adds a new perspective. However, nothing about the game feels super rewarding, which is an issue. When I play Doodle Jump, I get a feeling of achievement when I pass some difficult zones or climb to heights I’ve never been before. However, in Orbital, I don’t really get that feeling. In conclusion, the game is missing that certain magic touch that brings it from good to great.

Presentation: 5/5

The visuals are beautiful and the music is great. Plus it’s Mango enabled! And the menu interface is very slick.

Lasting Value: 3/5

Since the game doesn’t have that magic touch (at least in my opinion), it doesn’t draw you in to play it often. However, the leaderboard system is good incentive to compete with your friends, since it shows you the next score to beat right as you’re playing a level. And the local multiplayer mode adds some extra fun.qrcode


Title: Orbital
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Microsoft Studios