I’ve played many mobile games in my gaming carreer, but I’ve rarely seen a game with a lifespan as long as that of Gameloft’s Diamond Rush.
It’s a rather new game, but on their website it has already managed to get over 1000 ratings and an amazing score of 8.5. I guess I have good tastes, don’t you think?
The goal? You have to collect diamonds. Lots of them. And hurry. Why the rush? No timed stages… No. But you will hurry eventually. You’ll have to if you don’t want to be hit by a falling boulder, or hit by a snake, or by a spider, or by a live flame, or by a knight’s sword…
Every stage is a puzzle, but you’ll feel the game as an adventure, you have lots of stages throughout three worlds waiting for you to reveal their mysteries.
Every world has its particularities in terms of monsters and other obstacles. I must say that it is a very large game – over 30 stages and the usual boss trying to get you into trouble at the end of every world. The concept is a classic –push boulders smartly to cross the mazes or reveal a chamber with a special gem. From time to time it changes into the arcade style, and there are plenty of cool improvements that make it lots funnier than the “classic boulder puzzle”: the hammer which can break walls and reveal secret locations, the rope you can grab boulders with. You’ll find life potions – they always come in handy – or various armors you can buy with your hard-earned gems, which make it easier to finish the puzzles without having to restart ‘cause you died like a fool .
It might seem things are simple with all the potions, armors and the possibility to restart every checkpoint. Indeed, they help cure the usual gaming frustration and they definitely help you finish the game eventually. But you’ll be back for more, there are a lot of separate secret stages, with more challenging puzzles while the overall game difficulty increases as you play.
Diamond Rush is a game to recommend: not extremely original (hey, adventure games are probably the most common mobile games), but it’s a very good game in term of graphics, sound and “fun”.
Read more on the game’s homepage over here