Sushi Mushi for iPad and iPhone review: Fast-paced puzzle game where you match up Sushi rolls
Aspyr’s new iOS game, Sushi Mushi, combines a love of sushi with a love of mobile gaming, without the fear of dropping your iPhone into a side of soy sauce.
Sushi Mushi is a fast-paced timed puzzle game where you, an adorable monster character of your choosing, challenge your opponent, an adorable monster of the game’s choosing, to a competition of matching up sushi rolls. You can either challenge a random opponent or can invite your friends through Facebook or your contact list. It’s a cute and novel spin on the classic match-the-tiles type of game.
Each match consists of three 90-second rounds fought against your opponent where whoever has the most total points wins. You have one relatively simple task: match up the sushi to earn points. You can match up the rolls by two different ways, by color or, if you’re looking for a slightly more difficult way, by shapes. The total points add up and eventually you’ll earn your achievements and promotions for your little monsters, which start off with a white belt and then advance all the way to the rank of black belt.
Sound easy? It is. Within a few rounds, you realize that Sushi Mushi isn’t a hard game, but it’s fun, and there’s actually some strategy to it. In no time you’ll be foregoing the easy three-piece matches for the more challenging, and rewarding, 17-piece tsunamis. And although you’ll hate to admit it, when the in-game music switches to its “time is almost up” tune, your eyes and finger will be left feverously darting across the screen in hopes of finding those remaining matching raw fish.
Sushi Mushi is a fun little game to play against random opponents and your friends. It’s lack of any real challenge will undoubtedly leave more advanced gamers wanting something more, but this cute game does a surprisingly good job at bringing out your competitive side and will leave you hungry and searching for more from you’re next opponent, if not the nearest sushi bar.