The Majesty of Colors Remastered in Review: Not Quite So Majestic

review-majesty-of-colors-1

There are so many games out there that I like to be able to bring to you some of the more unusual ones that might not get a lot of coverage in other places. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Majesty of Colors qualifies as “unusual”. It’s really more of an interactive narrative than a game, and it won’t take you long to complete, unless you decide to hunt for all of the endings. It’s certainly not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re tired of every game feeling like it came from a “tutorial to mobile gaming” mold, it might be worth the dollar to give it a try. Hopefully I’ll make that decision easier for you.

In the game you control a giant creature underneath the ocean that happens to be curious about the creatures around him (the humans, of course). You use your finger to drag the protagonist’s tentacle around the screen and grab objects, and then depending on what you do with the objects the narrative branches in different directions. A single play through only takes a couple of minutes, and then you get a text based ending to wrap up whichever course you took. There are five endings altogether, so technically if you got lucky enough to get each one on the first try the game won’t take you longer than 10 to 20 minutes to play. Given the nature of the game there are no leaderboards or achievements, so unless you’re one of those types that likes to hunt for all the endings, you really won’t find much to do here.

review-majesty-of-colors-2

I’m a huge fan of pixel art, so the graphics are right up my alley. True to form there are times when it’s hard to make out what something is, but oddly enough that’s part of the joy of old school imagery for me. The animation is good, and overall the visuals are the highlight of the game in my opinion. The sound effects are okay, but nothing to write home about, and sadly there is no music. I can live with the sound effects, but a simple song in the background would be nice.

That pretty much sums it up. There’s not much to say about Majesty of Colors because there’s not much to the game. It’s an interesting experience that’s definitely not for everyone, and even though the game is only 99 cents the short amount of game play might be a turnoff, but if you’re looking for something that you haven’t seen before, it might be worth the expenditure. Please note that I played a review copy of the game that was provided to me as opposed to directly downloading it from the Google Play store, so your experience might vary slightly from mine.

tap-icon

App Summary
Title: The Majesty of Colors Remastered Developer: Future Proof Games
Current Ver: 1.3.3 Min OS Req: Android OS 6.0
Price: $.99 App Size: 28MB
  • Original idea
  • Cool pixel art
  • Multiple endings
  • Very short
  • Audio is lacking
  • Has niche appeal

Get it on Google Play

Next ArticleAndroid Games Roundup [4/1/19]