I've always been a fan of Easter, if only because it's an excuse to scoff myself stupid on chocolate eggs. I often wonder what would happen if those eggs came to live, spawned, and set out to conquer the planet.
Well, my wondering is over because now I get to act out that scenario on my Pocket PC, thanks to Eggstreme. It's a puzzle game featuring a series of coloured eggs that you need to join together by switching them around.
All the eggs are arranged on a board in a series of rows and columns, and you must switch them by highlighting one and moving it to an adjacent square either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. You can only move an egg if it creates a line of eggs of the same colour, which then disappear and give you lots of tasty points.
Unfortunately I had to discover all of this information myself because the game comes with no instructions, making it very frustrating to get going. There is a Hints system showing you which egg you can move but for some reason this doesn't always work.
The gameplay itself is quite good fun once you get going, and there are a few extra elements to the challenge, such as egg timebombs and power-ups. There are two different game modes - Easy game and Timed game, though you can't play either of them for too long in this somewhat limited demo. Just as you really start to get going, your game will be cut short (a clever trick by the developers in order to get you to upgrade, methinks).
Eggstreme is a fun puzzle game, though it needs some persistence before you can really start racking up big combos.