Copy Cat is a flash animation puzzle game developed by Newgrounds.com designer Adam Abeshouse (mofongo9) and sponsored by Candystand. The game’s main theme is -Orr-Nocturne in C# Minor by Newgrounds.com user DavidOrr. This coloring game was submitted to Newgrounds.com on November 17, 2009 and won a Daily Second Place award on November 18, 2009. The game can be purchased at the iTunes store (currently selling for $0.99 for a limited time) for iPod Touch and iPhone users who wish for portable color gaming. This review, however, will only cover the Newgrounds.com version.
The goal of the game is to copy the canvas on the right onto the canvas on the left. You have four different colors, which are displayed at the bottom on your palette. You will also be given three different stencil shapes, which will appear at the right of the screen. Drag stencils and place them on the left canvas. Clicking the paint colors on your palette will wash the your canvas with that color. Stencils can be removed by placing them in the trashcan. Clicking the trashcan will delete all stencils.
At the top of the screen is a percentage meter that indicates how closely your canvas on the left matches the canvas on the right. The red percent number indicates how closely you must copy the right canvas. The green percent number indicates how closely your canvas currently is to the right canvas. Get the green number to go past the red number to proceed to the next stage.
Hints can be accessed on a separate window when you click the Need A Hint? button at the top-left.
A few things to remember to help you get through the game:
-The white paint washes over any other color. It is the dominating color.
-Mixing blue, red, and yellow will get you black, which can only be painted over with the white paint.
-Colors will generally mix in a natural fashion. Clicking the help Post-It note under your stencils on the bottom-right of the screen will open up the color formulas that will help you get the color you want. Here are a few of the formulas:
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Blue + Red = Purple
Red + Yellow + Blue = Black
White paints over anything
Any color + Black = Black
-Adding a primary color to a secondary color that is made up of that primary color will get you that primary color e.g. Blue + Green = Blue
Copy Cat is a relaxing puzzle game. With its soothing music and challenging gameplay, players can entertain their ears as well as their minds.
Copy Cat scores a 10/10 for its simplicity and addictiveness.