- Simple quick and fun gameplay.
- Bright cheerful style.
- Like other physics games, tiny changes can completely change the result (quite often in failure).
Tumbledrop's gameplay may not feel entirely unique but it's polished and offers a great challenge each time you pick it up.
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Tumbledrop by Starfruit Games is a beguiling and challenging physics puzzler with a cutesy style that borders on excessive. The magic of this App comes from not only attempting to solve puzzles normally, but also how it rewards repeat players.
Each level involves solving an intricate puzzle by getting the "pink star" to land on the available safe zone(s). However the challenge comes from attempting to do so while the star starts in a precariously balanced position. Tapping blocks will cause them to disappear allowing the remaining blocks to shift and fall away. There is a time limit between presses, which makes obtaining the awards for "least moves used" and "most moves used" both extremely challenging.
The graphics are basic and use a clean cartoony look complete with thick colorful lines and flat colours. It's amazingly bright and cheerful and this is helped by the amusing animations on the "faces" of each block as they tumble or fall into the surrounding water. There are plenty of levels to tackle and with two challenges per level the replay value is high.
Despite its look Tumbledrop is a game that appeals not only to casual gamers and puzzle fans, but its challenging levels will keep hardcore puzzle fans at bay too. With more levels on the way this is a great game to try.
DescriptionTumbledrop is a finalist in the IGF Mobile 2010 awards!
"It has a pleasant immediacy, can be understood in a single glance, and scales to a full campaign far better than you might initially imagine."
"Tumbledrop is a work of some finesse."
"We’d be hard-pressed to come up with a Flash game that fits the iPhone’s touchscreen interface better than Tumbledrop."
"I found the level of challenge to be excellent—never did I hit a permanent brick wall, but I was challenged often enough that redo’s were frequent."
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"Vibrant, colourful, and wonderfully executed. In terms of value, it is a no-brainer."
Tumbledrop is cute, addictive and occasionally maddening. It's a physics-based puzzle game from game designer Hayden Scott-Baron.
Remove the shapes to safely land the pink star, but watch out! One wrong move could send it tumbling into the water! Crazy interlocking shapes add to the fun and the challenge.
- Play single-handed on the bus or train.
- Compete for high scores in random levels with the new Quick Play option, and share them with Facebook and Twitter.
- Explore new levels, now with multiple islands and tilting see-saws.
- Puzzle over crazy new shapes, including gravity defying balloons.
- Earn over 150 medals by beating level challenges.
- Start with 80 levels, then download more soon in a free update.