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Solar Flux

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
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60

Top Critic Average

20%

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General Information

Available on:PCOct 24, 2013
Nintendo SwitchDec 11, 2018

Developer: Firebrand Games

Publisher: Merge Games

Travel across the universe and save dying suns from extinction in this unique and challenging puzzle strategy game. You are the last hope to bring salvation to a perishing universe as you collect and deliver fragments of plasma using your omni-directional ship. Solar flares, asteroids, supernovas and force fields are just some of the challenges you will face as you pilot your ship through the intense heat of the imploding stars. KEY FEATURES: 80+ progressively challenging missions 18 themed sectors with a variety of obstacles to overcome 4 unique galaxies with distinctive visuals and an acclaimed ambient soundtrack Intuitive 3-star rating system with varying level objectives Distinctive gameplay that revolves around zero-gravity navigation Choose between mouse or controller-activated gameplay Support for achievements, statistics and leaderboards FULL CONTROLLER SUPPORT

Solar Flux Critic Reviews

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All the elements in Solar Flux combine for an attractive, calming, challenging, physics-based puzzler.

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Solar Flux feels like a cheap mobile port that hasn't quite grasped how to perform on the hybrid handheld that is the Nintendo Switch. The puzzles themselves can be fun to play at times, but frustrating controls diminish the experience.

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With fun levels, Solar Flux is definitely a good physics-based puzzle game if you are taking it on the go. With scoring based on how much fuel or shield you use, the game encourages you to play levels over to perfect your strategy. Unfortunately, the Joy-Con controls made things frustrating making me not want to play on the TV. Solar Flux does have some bright spots that certainly make it a game worth playing.

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If developer/publisher Firebrand Games had gone the extra mile to implement such features, Solar Flux would have been much more of a compelling purchase.

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