- 'Pipe Mania' meets sliding puzzles gameplay.
- Clever, smooth difficulty progression.
- Elegantly designed level art.
- One at a time puzzle unlocks.
- No iPod support!
Be it a rainy day or a spare moment in your schedule, Aqueduct is a fun, simple puzzle title that's easy to dive in to, but much harder to complete.
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If there's anything that the Kieffer Bros. excel at, it's the polished design work that goes in to their games. Aqueduct, their latest puzzle title, shows no less polish and combined with their 'Pipe Mania'-come-sliding-puzzle gameplay it's easy to get addicted.
Each puzzle requires players to link up each faucet with the drains on the level without leaking water. Each tile can be moved within the confines of an open floor-space, while sliding tiles, teleporters, switches and conveyor-belts are slowly added in to the mix to add to complexity. Smaller areas will test your tiles sliding skills for ordering tiles in to the correct position and while later levels are positively devilish, the challenge ramps up smoothly enough to ease you in without too much frustration.
It's no huge surprise that Aqueduct looks gorgeous and with so many other 'doodle' themed games it's nice to see it pulled off with style here. With 140 puzzle to complete you'll also be kept busy for a long time even if you can't knock out the hardest of them. The music isn't too exciting, but by that token it's also not terribly intrusive, however the ability to listen to iPod while playing would have been nice.
Lastly be well warned that puzzles unlock one at a time, so if you do get stuck you'll have no choice but to sit on it until you do succeed. Barring this Aqueduct is a lovely simple puzzle title and definitely one for puzzle fans to sink their teeth in to.
DescriptionWelcome to Aqueduct – a world of jumbled waterways and mixed-up pipelines. It's up to you to rearrange the tracks and restore the flow.
Locked gates, shifty conveyor belts, puzzling warp portals, and more stand between you and order. With just over 250 unique puzzles, Aqueduct delivers hours of mind-invigorating fun.
From the creators of Blockwick, Orba, and Monster Soup—Aqueduct fuses the slider-puzzle and pipe-connecting concepts into something totally new and outlandishly clever. If you're bored of the same old puzzlers, Aqueduct will give your brain the challenge it's looking for.
You can now buy more puzzles right inside Aqueduct. Take on the Rooster and Snake Chapters to test your water-working mettle.
Note: There is a free, ad-supported version of Aqueduct and Aqueduct 101 called Aqueduct Flow. These apps contain many of the same puzzles. This version, however, has more puzzles as well as puzzles with increased difficulty.
"easy to pick up and play wherever you are" - CNET
"the most fun with plumbing since Mario" - Wired
"hours upon hours of puzzling goodness" - TouchArcade
"pure puzzle awesomeness, plain and simple" - JayIsGames
"a fabulous noggin’-busting puzzle game" - Gamezebo