- Graphics and sound are great.
- Challenging puzzles.
- Leaderboards are available via Crystal.
- Simply not enough initial content.
- Players must buy multiple level packs for any sort of longetivity.
A fantastic looking, engaging puzzle game that is only let down by the pay for more levels feature. Hardcore puzzle fans will love it.
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Cogs is tile sliding puzzle game in which players must link tiles containing cogs or steam pipes in order to make a connection to the end. This simple premise can be quite an entertaining way to waste a lot of time. Chilingo have added complexity to this familiar style of puzzle by using 3D shapes in certain levels, making the player line up multiple facets of the cube to solve it.
Gameplay is very simple to get the hang of. Players simply tap the tile they want to move into the empty square, and the ability to move multiple tiles at once saves on the move counter. Dragging two fingers on the screen allows players to rotate the object. All controls work just as intended and respond very well.
The game itself looks fantastic and the 3D puzzles are very well presented in a quasi steampunk style that looks like the inner workings of a clock. The sounds of cogs clicking around and sliding tiles is also very appealing, and the music is nice but there is no iPod support. Clearly much work has gone into the presentation.
Players are awarded stars based on finishing a puzzle, how long it took and how many moves were made. Earning stars unlocks more puzzles. What may turn many people away is the fact that there are only ten levels in the initial download, then you must pay $1.20 for another 9 puzzles. Why more puzzles aren't included in the base price is questionable, however some people may believe it's worth the price. This could have been a hit if it came with more initial content.
DescriptionCOGS IS NOW FREE TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF COGS FOR THE MAC APP STORE!!! Cogs is a ground-breaking puzzle game where players build increasingly complex machines using sliding tiles in 2D and 3D environments. The basic app comes with 10 puzzles and three gameplay modes for a total of 30 unique challenges. Puzzle enthusiasts can buy up to four additional puzzle packs, each with another 10 puzzles, totalling more than 10 hours of mind-bending gameplay. This award-winning game is perfect for puzzle fans of any age and ability!
“It is awesome.” – TouchArcade
"One of the highest quality puzzle games we've seen." – PocketGamer
“The visual design and imagination of the game are stunning, with great attention to detail, and the sound effects are downright enticing.” – Adrenaline Vault
“If a sliding puzzle was a wheel, consider it re-invented!” – TouchGen
“A masterpiece visually, as well with the actual gameplay.” – AppAdvice
Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines — gears, pipes, balloons, chimes, hammers, wheels, props, and more.
TIME CHALLENGE MODE
If you finish a puzzle in Inventor Mode, it will be unlocked here. This time, it will take fewer moves to reach a solution, but you only have 30 seconds to find it.
MOVE CHALLENGE MODE
Take your time and plan ahead. Every click counts when you only get ten moves to find a solution.
CRYSTAL LEADERBOARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Players can see how they compare to the best puzzle solvers in the world via a comprehensive scoring system, online leaderboards and achievements through Crystal!
What's New in Version 1.4- Now fully supports iOS4 fast App Switching
- Various Bugfixes