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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Otteretto (2022) is a puzzle game where you match blocks to make palindromes. Rather than the usual match-three format, instead you have to find patterns that mirror in the middle, like a palindrome but with colours/shapes rather than letters.

Play involves using the mouse to highlight a series of blocks in the well. Your aim is to create long strings of colours that form the aforementioned palindromes. This starts simply, but soon leads to strategic selection of shorter palindromes (sometimes just a single block) to setup longer strings.

There are different modes. Classic challenges you to achieve a particular score with a limited number of blocks, to be able to move on to the next level. Daily Stack is a global competition where you try and score more points from the shared starting point that day. The puzzles are hand crafted sets of blocks that require you to find a single, massive palindrome. Containment challenges you to avoid the well filling up by finding long palindromes as more squares are added every move. Walls challenges you to find palindromes around each level's impassable walls.

The result is an unusual and elegant puzzle challenge. The daily challenge and other modes extend the play of this highly polished game that innovates what was quite a tired genre.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Otteretto 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 Traversal game with Puzzle and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple puzzle works well for really young players. It's also an interesting way to introduce the concept of palindromes without being bogged down with letters and spelling.


Otteretto usually costs £0 to £3.99. 


Steam Store PC £3.99
Steam Store Mac £3.99
Web Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can play the classic mode for free on the web version

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/01/2022

Price: Free

Out Now: Mac, PC and Web

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Puzzle and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Grid

Developer: CS Klimowski (@CSKlimowski)

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