Do you know who Jason Voorhees is? If you don’t, you probably grew up on Mars because we are talking about one of the most popular horror movie antagonists ever. Not even Jason could have assumed that he will be a part of a CUTE puzzle game that Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle definitely is. So, if you like puzzles do not steer clear from this release because of its theme. It might be a bit dark, but it is a lot addictive!
Find a Way through the Isometric Maze
At the beginning of the game, Jason meets his mom’s severed head which sends him on a killing spree. However, this time performing a murder will be challenging – Jason will have to find his way through dozens of isometric grids and successfully solve the puzzle to be awarded the chance to kill someone. This is not a plotline as much as just something the developers used as a background to the game. We are still lacking an explanation how Jason can move so quickly (or at all) from a desert to the lake and even into space, but hey, it is about keeping things casual here.
The important thing is that the puzzles are amazing! In the beginning, it will be easy to solve them, but as you progress, you will notice that you are feeling proud once you complete level. The next step, however, is a puzzle that will annoy you so much just because you cannot find a way to solve it. At random points, the game becomes so demanding that even the most experienced puzzlers (including me) had to consult walkthroughs published online.
A Free to Play That ACTUALLY Is Free to Play
As for the controls, you will quickly get ahold of how things work. If you find yourself stuck, you can undo your last move or simply restart the entire level. This will become a regular occurrence after a while, especially since you need to be careful to avoid the police and water because Jason cannot swim. The graphics are okay, but one thing that we were delighted with was the spectacular murders our beloved antagonist pulls off. Jason can kill his prey with pretty much anything and, if you are wondering how to do that with a dead fish, there is a cutscene that will explain everything.
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle was designed for PC and mobile devices. That is why it is free to play and THAT is why you can expect in-game purchases. You probably expected this, but the good news is that you can unlock plenty of extras by just playing and not buying them. While the basic story is completely free and unhindered by microtransactions, you will have to pay to unlock bonus chapters. In other words, if you want more of Jason, the developers will need to see some cash.