This game was published by the same company as Fluttabyes and presents the exact same problem as before: it’s cute, seemingly simple, and though I’m fairly sure that it is a game that was made with children in mind, it’s frighteningly challenging.
In KrissX (pronounced crisscross — isn’t that cute?!) you are charged with correcting a sort of jumbled crossword puzzle. You do this by switching around letters along a single line, be it horizontal or vertical, until they line up in their proper places and thus form words.
The game itself is quick paced and fun, an easy thing to do even when you’re as stressed out and worried as I was before I decided to sit down and try to play. There’s really nothing you can do to mess up along this game, even though your scores can reflect on slow performance, it doesn’t hurt to take your time and think.
This is a game that not only promotes the ability to think and problem solve but it’s also cheerful and fun while it forces you to wrack your brain for simple enough answers. If I were a teacher I would look into getting this game used in the classroom. It’s not only fun but beautifully done and…and I know that this is a silly thing to fawn over as an adult, but it’s got a cute little cartoon character as the basis for your actions. It’s all for the sake of this owl who kind of sounds like Yogi Bear.
Now, just like I did with the last game I ended up buying this one for my niece. Well, that’s kind of a lie; I bought it for myself as well. She and I played it for quite a while and I’m happy to report that unlike in Fluttabyes I totally won some of these games! Yes! Power to the adult.
All in all, I really couldn’t recommend this game any higher. It’s good for the family, challenging for everyone, and in times where I feel like I don’t work my brain out enough it lets me know that the ol’ noggin still works. Mental exercise is good for you, do not fear it.