Rangi is an awesome puzzler on Gear VR

Rangi is an awesome puzzler on Gear VR

Defeat sliding puzzles, warp away from descending spikes and reawaken a world where music has gone missing.

Once the music giants roamed the land, filling the world with music. Unfortunately, time and great evil have stolen them from the land. That’s where you come in. You’ll need to explore ancient ruins, and reconnect portals in order to bring music back to the world. With an African theme intertwined through the game and challenging puzzles there is plenty to do in order to return music to the land.

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Towering heights to ascend

You’re thrown right into the middle of things in Rangi, without too much explanation of what is going on. A pop up will explain how the controls work, differing between using the touchpad controls or the Gear VR controller, but you’re mostly left to your own devices when it comes to figuring out how to solve each puzzle. Even though those puzzles get more complicated very quickly, color always plays a pretty major part in things.

You need to align the missing chunks of the wall in order to complete puzzles and restore the flow of color from its origin to the doorway that leads to the next section of the game. This starts out with just a single section that needs to be aligned and lit up, but you’ll soon be dealing with three or four different strands which all need to be adjusted. Each level has it’s own feel to it, but a common theme is some serious heights that you’ll need to teleport through in order to complete puzzles.

Seeing drawings on the walls of temples, or pottery lying around as you descend through temple levels makes everything seem more tactile even though there is…

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