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If your passion involves mixing paint to attain specific tones, then Specimen should come easy to you. The game involves picking out the floating blob of color (in a dish containing many) that matches the tone in the background. It’s a task that encourages thorough use of the squint, which isn’t actually helping you at all, but it feels like it is. For this is a test of your perception under the clock. Is it that shade of purple you’re after? Or is that one? You’ll only ever have a matter of seconds to work out the answer. And if you’re wrong and out of lives your score will be counted early prompting you to jump right back in. Specimen is a remarkable game of slights, both in its color-picking challenge, and how demanding it is of your time.

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