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Solas 128 (2021) is a thinking puzzle game where you redirect rhythmic pulses of light to restart an ancient machine. You rotate and position mirrors to connect light sources and unlock further puzzles. The novelty, beyond the retro visuals and rhythm is that every puzzle is connected to the next to create an interconnected space. If you can learn the rules of the network you can uncover the surprises that dwell within.

Play involves deflecting the beams of light to solve puzzles. The pulses collide with each other to create new colours in time with the rhythm. You need to pay close attention to their timing to unlock the path to new puzzles.

As you progress you discover new components which interact in unique ways. (Some even passing from one puzzle to the next.) Prisms, glitches, new types of mirrors, and more lurk in the depths. For example, the filters which remove colours from pulses that pass over them.

There are over 150 interlocking puzzles with synth-inspired visuals and a story where music powers everything. It's a fascinating journey into a light powered world of rhythm with hidden areas to discover, and secrets to decipher.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Solas 128 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Sequencing game with Puzzle, Simulation and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although younger children would enjoy the early puzzles, the real joy here is the layered and interconnecting nature of the challenge. This makes it more suited for older children.

CostsCosts

Solas 128 usually costs £12.79. 

Solas 128

Steam StoreSALE PC £12.79 £3.83 until 30/05/2024
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/01/2021

Price: 70% off

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing (Puzzle, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 38 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Amicable Animal (@AmicableAnimal)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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