Slice It! from developer Com2uS is a new puzzle game where you must dissect various shapes into equal parts. It may sound painfully simple, and can be if you're just dealing with straight circles and squares. But Slice It! throws some seriously crazy shapes at you that will have you scratching your head in how to approach them. A hint system helps prevent you from getting stuck on some of the harder shapes, and a nice five star scoring system urges you to retry puzzles in an effort to get a perfect score. With 60 levels to tackle, and room for more to be added in the future, Slice It! provides a surprising amount of slicing fun.

Right off the bat you'll notice that Slice It! has a very nice presentation, utilizing a hand drawn colored pencil look with graphics enhanced for iPad and Retina Display. Levels are displayed in groups of twenty on a stage select screen, and are unlocked one after the other as you complete them. There are five tabs on the side to select the different groups of levels, though only the first three currently have content. Tapping the fourth and fifth hints that more levels should be coming in future updates. It's slightly annoying to see these empty tabs in the game, but the 60 levels are more than enough to occupy most gamers attention for a good amount of time.

When you select a level, the shape that must be sliced is drawn for you. Touching a point outside of the shape anchors a starting point for the slicing line, and dragging across the shape gives you a dotted line of where the slice will take place. The real trick to Slice It! is that you must slice the shape into the required amount of segments for each level, as well as use up all of the slicing lines. This can call for some more creative thinking, even with basic shapes. Once you've fulfilled the segment and slice line requirements, the shape is sliced up, and you are graded on how accurately you can get each segment to be the same percentage of the entire shape. For example, a square cut into fourths would require each segment to be as close to 25% of the entire shape as possible to earn 5 stars.

If you slice too many segments, don't use all your slices, or have segments that are a much different proportion than the rest then you will fail the level and have to retry. If you do well and get 5 stars on a stage, you earn a hint to be used on one of the future stages. Each hint will tell you where a slice line needs to go to get you started, and in my experience with some of the more odd shapes, the hints can be invaluable.

A couple of small issues stick out in Slice It!. For starters, it can be hard to accurately place the anchor point on the iPhone's smaller screen, and I sometimes found myself having to try multiple times to get a line started where I needed it to. Related to this, if you draw a line and decide it's not where you want it to be, you can drag the end point of the line back to the starting point to not draw a line at all. Unfortunately the game often ends up drawing the line anyway, which can easily be erased with the undo button but is annoying nonetheless. Finally, sometimes multiple slice lines can intersect in the middle of a shape and cause a very tiny segment to be made, unbeknownst to you until you actually try to complete the level. This causes you to have to retry the level since that extra segment goes over the requirement.

These are all minor issues in an otherwise fun game, and merely serve to annoy rather than ruin the overall enjoyment of Slice It!. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed playing, and there is a strong “one more try” factor when aiming to get the most equal segment proportions possible. Even when I had already achieved 5 stars, I found myself retrying a level anyway just to see if I could get exactly equal segments purely for my own satisfaction. Players in our forums are enjoying the game as well, and if you're looking for a new type of puzzle game with a charming style that's easy to pick up and play, take a look at Slice It!.

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  • Twizzler

    Instant purchase. Love it.

  • Twizzler

    Instant purchase. Love it.

  • http://www.utopiangames.co.uk Darren

    I will have to check this out, it's already #2 games and looks great.

    Thanks for the heads up Jared.

  • http://www.utopiangames.co.uk Darren

    I will have to check this out, it's already #2 games and looks great.

    Thanks for the heads up Jared.

  • Adams Immersive

    Good concept. I’ve enjoyed another game called iCut, which has you dividing shapes up into sets of square tiles—which is less freeform and more simplistic. Not sure which I like better!

  • Adams Immersive

    Good concept. I’ve enjoyed another game called iCut, which has you dividing shapes up into sets of square tiles—which is less freeform and more simplistic. Not sure which I like better!

  • http://www.fdg-entertainment.com Future777

    Great game, purchased a copy today. Love the concept and execution. Well done, Com2us!

  • http://www.fdg-entertainment.com Future777

    Great game, purchased a copy today. Love the concept and execution. Well done, Com2us!

  • mrbass

    Slice it is pretty good and pretty easy. For those who enjoy these type of puzzles you may enjoy two of the twenty games within PuzzleManiak namely:

    First game is Rectangles (Japanese name is Shikaku) where the numbers on grid indicate how you must divide the grid with squares or rectangles equal to the size of the number.

    Tad more complex but still fun is Galaxies (Japanese name is Tentai Show) where you must divide regions in 180 degree rotationally symmetric surrounding the dots.

  • mrbass

    Slice it is pretty good and pretty easy. For those who enjoy these type of puzzles you may enjoy two of the twenty games within PuzzleManiak namely:

    First game is Rectangles (Japanese name is Shikaku) where the numbers on grid indicate how you must divide the grid with squares or rectangles equal to the size of the number.

    Tad more complex but still fun is Galaxies (Japanese name is Tentai Show) where you must divide regions in 180 degree rotationally symmetric surrounding the dots.

  • M

    You can use two fingers to drag and place a line. It's more accurate than using a finger to start one as an anchor point.

  • M

    You can use two fingers to drag and place a line. It's more accurate than using a finger to start one as an anchor point.

  • Josh

    No matter how many times I slice my iPad it will not turn into 6 iPhones.

  • Josh

    No matter how many times I slice my iPad it will not turn into 6 iPhones.

  • jak

    help. im stuck on level 44 and cant find a solution anywhere.

    • starmonkey101

      omg! me too! :P

      • lilkv

        Help, me too... no hints available on puzzle 44 and I can't for the life of me figure it out.

      • Leslie G

        http://grab.by/6zUu that's how I did it and just do the same for the other two :P

  • jak

    help. im stuck on level 44 and cant find a solution anywhere.

    • starmonkey101

      omg! me too! :P

      • lilkv

        Help, me too... no hints available on puzzle 44 and I can't for the life of me figure it out.

  • darwin

    help. im stuck on level 35 and cant find a solution anywhere

  • darwin

    help. im stuck on level 35 and cant find a solution anywhere

  • Wooloomooloo

    Im stuck on stage 46. There are no hints available.. and no wts on youtube or so... RRRRRRRMMMmmmmmmmmm..

  • Wooloomooloo

    Im stuck on stage 46. There are no hints available.. and no wts on youtube or so... RRRRRRRMMMmmmmmmmmm..

  • jimmy

    level 35, some pleeeeeease help me

  • jimmy

    level 35, some pleeeeeease help me

  • Adam

    Here's how I did level 35 :)

    1. I took the first two hints.
    2. Draw a horizontal line through the midpoint of the shape (like the shape's equator).
    3. I basically drew the mirror image of the diagonal line underneath the horizontal line (or in math terms, I reflected the diagonal line over the x-axis)

    At this point, you have 4 triangles to the right of the vertical line, and two cuts left.

    4. To the left of the vertical line, use your last two cuts to split the remaining area into thirds (which, because of the horizontal line, really makes them sixths)

    And you should be golden!

    Love,
    a math teacher

    • Nick

      This would be helpful except I don't have any hint points, what do I do first?!

    • Pam

      Adam thanks for the info but i'm with Nick. I have no hints so I don't know what the first 2 lines should be. Also you really lost me with mirror image of the diaganol line. What diagonal line. Thanks for the help ahead of time.
      pam

      • lilkv

        starting with the square, count six lines over from the right side of the square, do not include the pencil mark in your count. draw a line from top to bottom just to the right of the sixth line. you now have an off center line down the middle of the box. next draw a line diagonally from the top right of the line you just placed to the center of the the right side of the box. you should now have a triangle in the right upper corner. next, draw another diagonal line that connects from the bottom, right side of the triangle to the bottom of the first line you drew...creating a second triangle that mirrors the first. next draw a line from right to left cutting outside and large triangle in half. you should now have what looks like an arrow pointing to the right. next section the top and bottom rectangles on the left side of the box into thirds with your remaining two pencils. you should end up with six small rectangles, three on top and three on bottom on the left side of the square and four triangles, two on top and two on bottom on the right side of the square.
        Hope this makes sense to any reading this. Good luck!

    • Anna

      Thank you I was stuck too!!!

  • Adam

    Here's how I did level 35 :)

    1. I took the first two hints.
    2. Draw a horizontal line through the midpoint of the shape (like the shape's equator).
    3. I basically drew the mirror image of the diagonal line underneath the horizontal line (or in math terms, I reflected the diagonal line over the x-axis)

    At this point, you have 4 triangles to the right of the vertical line, and two cuts left.

    4. To the left of the vertical line, use your last two cuts to split the remaining area into thirds (which, because of the horizontal line, really makes them sixths)

    And you should be golden!

    Love,
    a math teacher

    • Nick

      This would be helpful except I don't have any hint points, what do I do first?!

    • http://toucharcade Pam

      Adam thanks for the info but i'm with Nick. I have no hints so I don't know what the first 2 lines should be. Also you really lost me with mirror image of the diaganol line. What diagonal line. Thanks for the help ahead of time.
      pam

      • lilkv

        starting with the square, count six lines over from the right side of the square, do not include the pencil mark in your count. draw a line from top to bottom just to the right of the sixth line. you now have an off center line down the middle of the box. next draw a line diagonally from the top right of the line you just placed to the center of the the right side of the box. you should now have a triangle in the right upper corner. next, draw another diagonal line that connects from the bottom, right side of the triangle to the bottom of the first line you drew...creating a second triangle that mirrors the first. next draw a line from right to left cutting outside and large triangle in half. you should now have what looks like an arrow pointing to the right. next section the top and bottom rectangles on the left side of the box into thirds with your remaining two pencils. you should end up with six small rectangles, three on top and three on bottom on the left side of the square and four triangles, two on top and two on bottom on the right side of the square.
        Hope this makes sense to any reading this. Good luck!

    • Anna

      Thank you I was stuck too!!!

  • Lefteyelibra

    I'm stuck on 38!!! I only get 2 hits and it's not enough!! Ugh! Love the game though!

  • Lefteyelibra

    I'm stuck on 38!!! I only get 2 hits and it's not enough!! Ugh! Love the game though!

  • Tam

    Absolutely LOVE it however I can not get past level 35!!!

  • Tam

    Absolutely LOVE it however I can not get past level 35!!!

  • Yshage

    I love this addictive game but I must admit it can be frustrating. I am now stuck on stage 44 with 9 hint points left but I cannot understand why this stage fifers no hints. Can someone help me in cracking this stage?
    Thanks
    Yshage

  • Yshage

    I love this addictive game but I must admit it can be frustrating. I am now stuck on stage 44 with 9 hint points left but I cannot understand why this stage fifers no hints. Can someone help me in cracking this stage?
    Thanks
    Yshage

  • Asdas

    How do you make stage 47?

    • Spadilla1973

      Good qustion I dont know but it is hard i am stuck on level 35 too.

    • Spadilla1973

      Good qustion I dont know but it is hard i am stuck on level 35 too.

    • Spadilla1973

      Good qustion I dont know but it is hard i am stuck on level 35 too.

    • Spadilla1973

      Good qustion I dont know but it is hard i am stuck on level 35 too.

  • Sarah

    stuck on stage 37 , any help pls !

    • lin

      Ok so there are 4 big triangles right? so you want to split each big triangle into 3 pieces so that there are 12 pieces total. using 2 pencils, you need to make 2 diagonal lines splitting the top and bottom triangles into thirds, one line going from the left down to the right, the other from the right to the left. Then with the four pencils you have left you need to make the same looking thirds on the left and right triangles only on the triangle on the left you start in the top left, and on the triangle on the right you start on the bottom right. hope that helps

      • Alicia

        I dont really understand what to do for 37.. ???

  • Jo

    Hello, I'm stuck on 32 - can anyone help please?

    • Lin

      ok so split the diamond in half so you have 3 triangles, and then split the diamond into 6 (4 triangles, 2 diamonds) using 2 diagonal lines which form an X and then do the same on the other triangle but instead it will be 2 triangles and 1 diamond

  • bluekoala

    i am stuck on stage 29!! help!

  • Jo

    thanks lin.

  • Calvin

    Can someone help me, I'm stuck on stage 30, I think the answer is so obvious that it is evading me, and it's driving me crazy!

  • Matt

    almost completed the whole thing, and then got stuck on level 60 with no hints :-(

  • Charles

    Good game, i like it!!!!
    http://www.charlesnow.com

Slice It! Reviewed by Jared Nelson on . Rating: 4