It's a platform game. It's a puzzle game. It's also a rather funny game. Office Rush is exactly how you feel when you work in an office, dashing around to run errands while you try not to trip over your own feet. Similar to the browser games Rooms and Continuity, Office Rush blends a little bit of puzzle with a whole lot of style into a mobile game you'll be proud to grab and play for the rest of the afternoon!
The basic idea is this: you are one of several different office workers who are given a series of simple tasks. Maybe you need to get water for your boss, or maybe you need to don your security guard outfit and uncover an intruder. Either way, getting from your starting location to the goal requires three things: running, jumping, and moving the rooms around. Just like a sliding puzzle, rooms in Office Rush can be pushed around to line them up in different patterns. You can only go from one room to another if a path lines up, forcing you to do some serious arranging before you can hop over the next bump in the road.
When the first tile sliding/platform hybrid was released, the idea was exciting and new. Office Rush arrives a bit late in the game, but the concept is still engaging, even if you've mastered the art of moving rooms around with your fingers. The controls can be a bit odd (as with any action-based touch screen game), but the visuals are great and the gameplay absolutely solid. Worth trying out even if you've never set foot in an office!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on a NOOK Tablet and HTC Incredible running Android 2.2. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.