So, Squares 2. Apparently, there was a Squares 1, but who’s counting? Playing games like this offered for free on the Internet makes you wonder what the big deal of the multi-multi-million polygon count on the PS3 is.
Basically, you play as the one square that is definitely not like the others: it’s rotated 45 degrees. See? That one. Right under the score.
This game involves your rotated-45-degrees square and the other black and white squares. And some circles. You need to guide your square into the other black squares (apparently, it’s cannibalistic) and eat them. Well, there is no animation that actually shows you eating the other black squares, but Snake didn’t have an animation, either. Also, the red squares are diseased and they kill you. Actually, I’m not sure what they are, but they aren’t good.
You can also eat the black circles. They’re power-ups that make gameplay easier (an extra thousand points, smaller square, etc). You can eat the red circles, which aren’t quite as deadly as their square counterparts, but they do mess you up.
Overall, the gameplay is simple but fun. It will keep you busy for a little while, and it’s one of those quick diversions to an otherwise unfun day.