Puzzle platformer To-Fu: The Trials of Chi now available in Google Play for free

June 27, 2012
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Having been released on iOS for a while, we pretty much knew that To-Fu: The Trials of Chi would make his appearance on Android sooner or later. Thankfully, it has happened sooner rather than later and you can start playing the fun and quirky puzzle platform game right now if you go over to Google Play and download it for free.

The DevolverDigital-developed game has enjoyed a fair amount of success over on iOS and almost all the online reviews praise it for being fun, easy to understand and master. That being said, you shouldn’t expect to be treated with some stunning HD visuals or an overly complex story-line.

The game’s protagonist is an elastic piece of tofu (I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it’s actually a lot of fun), which you’ll have to safely get to the Fortune Kitty after passing “the trials of Chi”. There are 100 levels to be completed and, while the first few may seem a bit too simple and minimal, towards the game’s end, you will surely be hitting the “restart level” button many, many times.

What you have to do in “To-Fu” is stretch, flip and sling the main character to avoid the booby-traps and obstacles that will look to “slay” you every step of the way towards the final objective. Once again, the visuals are not impressive, the backgrounds are a bit repetitive, but the traps are actually quite creative, complex and very challenging.

To-Fu: The Trials of Chi is a free-to-play Android game, but some in-app purchases might be needed to enjoy all of its functionality and features. The biggest annoyance will surely be the ads that will interrupt your adventure from time to time, but you can get rid of those by purchasing the “Level Unlock” or “Golden To-Fu” items for just $0.99 each.

DevolverDigital’s newest puzzle platformer is not a very visually demanding game, as you might imagine, so, in theory, it should work on pretty much any Android device released from the beginning of time. In practice, however, there are already a handful of users complaining that they can’t install the app on different devices, so this might actually be To-Fu’s biggest problem right now.

Hopefully, the game’s developers will iron out the issue, as well as any other bugs or glitches that may exist, soon enough. That being said, if you can install and run To-Fu, my advice would be to at least take it for a quick spin, as you might be surprised about its addictiveness and creativity.

If you’re still not sold on the idea of bouncing a piece of tofu on walls to avoid booty-traps, check out the game’s trailer below and think again! And if you decide to try the app for size after all, don’t forget to drop us a comment below and let us know what you think about it and how smooth it works or doesn’t work on your handheld.

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