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Home » Apps with tag ' Puzzle'

Hands-on with Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery, Episode 2: Field Trip, the brilliantly written puzzle adventure sequel

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery, Episode 2: Field Trip, the brilliantly written puzzle adventure sequel

We were fortunate enough to grab an early code for this new episode in the Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery series, and we definitely wanted to bring you a first look video before the game's release. The sparkling writing is delightful and hilarious in equal measure, the voice acting is excellent, the puzzles challenging, and the visuals gorgeous, and frankly I can't wait to play a bit more. Oh I guess the video below does contain extremely minor spoilers.…


Hands-on with Puzzix, the blissful shape matching game

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Puzzix, the blissful shape matching game

Puzzix tasks you with matching corresponding shapes with one another, picking from a conveyor belt of candidates, and matching enough of them to remove them from play. It's a rather zen experience: the gradually shifting colour scheme, the slow fall of the puzzle pieces, and the tranquil music all combine to create a game that's very, very chill. I went hands-on with Puzzix, here's how I got on with it.…


Threes! Review

Review Sirvo LLC By Alex Beech, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Threes! Review

When we first fired up Threes!, we admit that we weren't quite prepared for the charm offensive we were about to receive. A quick tutorial shows you the basics. To play, you must swipe a group of tiles up, down, left, or right across a 4x4 grid. Pushing a 1 tile against a 2 tile creates a 3 tile. But from there tiles only combine with tiles bearing a matching number - 3 tiles combine with other 3 tiles into 6 tiles, 6s into 12s, and so on. The aim  of the game is to combine…

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Monkey Mofo delivers some puzzle-based simian madness to your touchscreen

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Monkey Mofo delivers some puzzle-based simian madness to your touchscreen

Invoking classic games and themes is a great way to grab gamers' attention. And, whne we first saw it, Monkey Mofo's apparent blending of ChuChu Rocket! and Q-bert certainly caught our eye. Requiring you to guide hapless fruit-collecting monkeys around an isometric island, Monkey Mofo has you laying down arrows in your simians' paths to push them in the right direction. Once the fruit is collected, all that is left is to guide them to the exit to complete the stage. To make things trickier, there are an assortment of enemies to mess with your monkeys. Plus, as the game progresses, the mazes become increasingly difficult to navigate. Sprinkle on other hazards and power-ups, and…


Floaty platform-puzzler Rocket Robo just gently propelled its way on to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Floaty platform-puzzler Rocket Robo just gently propelled its way on to the App Store

A small robot has just nudged its way on to the UK and US App Store. The little guy (whose name is Robo) is the star of the charming new 2.5D puzzle-game Rocket Robo, from developer Aaron McElligot. All the stars have disappeared from the sky, and your little robot is on a mission to recover them. The celestial baubles are scattered across Rocket Robo's 3 worlds and 57 levels. To get them, you'll have to guide the little robot through a variety of traps and puzzles. Touching the screen activates the mechanical man's tiny rocket boots, making it possible for him to fight his way skywards. Deactivate your boost for a second, however, and gravity quickly takes over. Tilting your iPad or iP…


Assist the world's greatest detective from your iPhone in Sherlock: The Network

News By Alex Beech, 9 months ago
Assist the world's greatest detective from your iPhone in Sherlock: The Network

Having just finished its third season, the BBC's modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Baker Street detective will have probably left fans itching for something to keep their wits sharp till the next adventure.  Luckily The Project Factory's Sherlock: The Network is here to keep you amateur sleuths occupied in the meantime. Drawing its inspiration from Sherlock's collection of underground communities, The Network asks you to become a member of the Baker Street Irregulars. This group of homeless helpers unearth information to aid the detective in solving the case. Taking cues from fellow private investigator Professor Layton, the game has you gathering data by solving puzzles o…


Magnetized Review

Review ZHI-YU HONG By Alex Beech, 9 months, 1 week ago
Magnetized Review

During your first few minutes with Magnetized, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is going to be a basic puzzler with a single mechanic. Instead, the developer Rocky Hong slowly introduces three different spins on the maze-navigating formula which layer to produce something both addictive and dynamic. As with all time-gobbling puzzlers, the core of Magnetized is simple. You must guide a small block through a colourful maze, ideally picking up three collectibles en route. The…

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Lost Toys Review

Review Barking Mouse Studio, Inc. By Alex Beech, 9 months, 1 week ago
Lost Toys Review

Sooner or later, we are going to have to abandon the idea that wooden toys will be viewed by modern kids as pieces of art. While the sight of our once-beloved spinning top may still tug some sentimental heartstrings, the reality is that - these days at least - plastic and pixels are what kids want. Perhaps this is what Barking Mice Studio's new puzzle game Lost Toys is commenting upon. Each stage of this block-puzzler presents the charred and blackened husk of a toy, twisted out of sh…

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