Timeloop – Reverse back in Time to Save the cats and mad scientists Game Review

17 Aug


Timeloop is a time bending puzzle game which lets you control a janitor robot to save the mad scientists who are trapped in time and running out of oxygen. I believe most kids will like this game as it makes them think. It is a fun and enjoyable game for kids as well as their parents.


The story of the game goes like this:

After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong, a research lab becomes the scene of total chaos, trapping all of the scientists, causing the equipment to go haywire and unleashing a horde of feline test subjects. Needless to say, everyone’s having a bad day so far.

Enter Nik, the ever-helpful janitor droid. It’s up to the plucky hero to save the day, but there’s only one problem; the research complex is massive and has too many problems for one robot to handle…or does it?

By combining your brainpower and a handy warping device, Nik can go back in time and work alongside copies of his past self to beat the odds, save the scientists and put things right once and for all.

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Basically, you have 32 levels to solve in the game itself. You might consider 32 levels short in the game but for someone like me who played this game before, I don’t think so. The game is not easy in all the levels. You can make some mistakes and you will have to restart the level again.



The game is like a combination lock which has a sequence of numbers to turn in order to break the code. To fare well in the game, you have to consider when you need to teleport Nik back in time. Nik has to repair a series of circuit boxes that have smoke coming out to make the door open. Each of the doors is connected by a colored line. You have to see which line leads to which door in order to decipher the sequence to repair the circuit boxes.

When the door is red, it means it is closed. When the door is green, it means you can pass through it.



There is a certain sequence of making Nik go around the circuit boxes to repair them. Once you work out the correct sequence, quickly tap on the spiral button on the bottom right hand corner to make Nik travel back in time. This will produce a duplicate Nik which will do the same actions like what you did previously so you can pass through the door like a breeze.


Do beware that if you make Nik teleport back in time without doing anything, the duplicate Nik will stay motionless and you have to watch the timer VIP counting down helplessly. Then you need to restart the level again.

Of course, there is a limited amount of teleports you can do. The number of teleports you can do is stated on the top right hand corner of the screen. If it says “2/2”, it will mean that you have used up all your teleport abilities and pressing the spiral button will not do anything. Do make use of the teleport abilities wisely in this case.


There are tools lying around in the rooms which Nik can make use of. These include a hair dryer, spanner, blowtorch and mobile phone. Each of the tools are for a particular purpose. Once you are familiar with the game, you will find it more easier to apply the tools on which objects around Nik.

There are mad scientists and helpless cute little kittens waiting for Nik to save them. You can acquire different award categories from Gold, Silver and Bronze depending on how well you fare in the game. Of course, the more people and cats you save, the more  prestige your award will be. However, do note that you do have a limited amount of time on your hands.

The white robot – Nik in Timeloop does somehow reminds me of EVE in the movie “WALL-E”. There is nothing much in the game to complain or fuss about except the touch controls. Sometimes, when I touch Nik to do something, it will take some time to react. I hope the next updates can somehow improve this feature to make Nik more responsive to my touch commands.

If you are up to the challenge of rescuing the mad scientists and the lovable kittens,

head on to the iTunes App Store and grab TimeLoop for $0.99.

There is also a lite version available on iTunes if you want to try before buying.

Graphics: 4.7 /5
Sound/Music: 4.7 /5
Fun: 4.8 /5
Addictiveness: 4.8 /5
Value for money: 5 /5
Overall: 4.7 /5


One Response to “Timeloop – Reverse back in Time to Save the cats and mad scientists Game Review”


  1. Mind-Melting iPhone Puzzler Timeloop Warps Into the App Store Top 50 – Developer Connect2Media Extends Promotional Price Offer « Sweet Fun and Serious Iphone Apps Reviews - September 5, 2009

    […] Connect2Media are extending the launch promotional price of £0.59/€0.79/$0.99. I have created a review of the game here. Check it out to see whether it is worth buying. Check out TimeLoop on iTunes for […]

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