Review by Sour
"Simply said; a great Puzzle game."
Traffic Jam isn't like the traditional puzzle in which you have several or dozens of pieces and your goal is to mak a picture or some sort of design from it - but rather, in this puzzle game your main objective is to move the cars (or the Traffic Jam) around and create a clear path to the exit.
This puzzle is played on a 6 x 6 board, so it's extremely small...but don't let the size fool you! Although it's so small in size, the cars in which it uses for blocking your path can come in many variations depending on the theme you use. That being said, this game offers four different themes; Blocks (which has two colors orange which is your piece, and blue for the traffic), Ice (which turns your piece into a wooden crate, and the traffic into ice blocks) and lastly they offer two themes that from what I see, are the most creative which is The Harbor (which makes your piece a red speed boat, and the traffic several different boat variations) and my favorite: Park (which I think means Parking Lot) and for the pieces, it offers; a Semi (3 long), SUV (3 long), Taxi (2 long), VW Bug (2 long), and a car that looks like a Hybrid (2 long). So out of the four choices of themes to play on, either the Harbor or the Park are the best bets for a good time during this game - the other themes are good...but boring.
Aside from the theme's, this game doesn't offer any sound (but after playing it, you'll see there's really no spot for the sound to be put in). But for the lack of sound, the game makes up for it with their ample amount of difficulties and levels to play on.
There is two different variations of difficulties and levels to play on. First off, there are 6 different difficulties to play on and you start with "Trival"(beginner) and you can work your way all the way to "Crazy"(one above expert) - These difficulties are changed by the amount of "moves" it takes you to complete the puzzle, as well as the time it takes you to complete it in - yes, there's a timer as well. But don't be scared of the timer, it's simply there as a place holder on your current level's time...in all technicalities you can still advance in levels if you take a long time to complete it, you will just have to go through more levels before the end. And secondly, there are "levels" within each difficulty. The levels themselves change each puzzle, but often play on the same difficulty as the previous one until you beat the allowed amount of moves, or you complete enough levels within that difficulty to advance.
All in all, this game is a must have for any puzzle fans. With over 5,000 levels to play on and 6 different difficulties, you'll have no problem finding replay value here. And the best part, it's free!
Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 08/11/10
Game Release: Traffic Jam (US, 03/23/10)
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