Cosmic Express 4+
Cute aliens, hard puzzles
Cosmic Express is a puzzle game about planning the train route for the world's most awkward space colony, from the minds behind A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build and the art of Tyu from Klondike. It's cute, harder than it looks, and guaranteed to give you hours of frustrating fun across hundreds of levels.
No in-app-purchases or ads.
iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 or later recommended.
Finalist - IMGA Global, 2017
Finalist - IndiePlus, 2017
Official Selection - Indie Megabooth, GDC 2017
Official Selection - Google Play Indie Corner, PAX 2016
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Updated to add full screen support for iPhone X
Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely worth it
I’m a huge fan of puzzle games, and Cosmic Express delivers a true five-star experience. The devs obviously took their time creating unique gameplay mechanics, an absorbing aesthetic, and a first-class array of brain-twisting puzzles. The difficulty ramp is pretty steep, and some of the puzzles will require multiple attempts to complete...and that’s exactly how a great puzzle game should be! It’s meant to pull you in and bewilder you and defeat the vast majority of your attempts. Because when you finally do crack the solution to a seemingly impossible level, the ego boost is real (even if no one cares but you)!
I absolutely love puzzle games. They’re my preference when searching for mobile games. This one came highly reviewed, although, I sort of regret purchasing it. It’s better than a 1 star game for sure. The first world is very entertaining and proves this to be a great concept for a game, but by the end of the first world, it becomes brutally difficult. As in not fun. Be seriously prepared to spend an hour or more on a single puzzle. You’ll be staring, guessing, and trying all sorts of solutions to route a train that gets adorable alien riders to their home. Then, when you think it can’t be harder, they throw in stuff like certain aliens have to ride a clean train before the slimy aliens can ride. Ugh. It’s just so tough. No hints either - not that those help because every single level would require hints. Less of a puzzle game and more of an exercise in futility. This coming from an electrical engineer who loves to game and solve problems. I may come back and try harder at a later time. For now, this lands well behind King Rabbit and Slayaway Camp, among other choices for me.
Top Heavy but Good
If you’re in the mood for casual puzzling, this will only scratch that itch for a few levels. I’m obviously in the mood for something more casual right now because I’m going to delete this game until I feel like more thinky puzzles.
It’s a good game and there’s nothing missing from the tutorial. The user experience is good, and would be great with the option to switch to a different editing mode for deletion/edition of track.
The only complaint being: after a few handholding stages, this is clearly not made for people who want to even semi-quickly complete a level. Another words, The game’s difficulty curve turns too quickly toward too puzzling. … At least for people who don’t want that.
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- Draknek Limited
- 205.3 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2016 Cosmic Engineers
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