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Home » Apps with tag 'physics'

Throwing a ball into a box becomes an surreal challenge in puzzler sequel Trick Shot 2

News By Christian Valentin, 2 weeks ago
Throwing a ball into a box becomes an surreal challenge in puzzler sequel Trick Shot 2

Trick Shot was 2015's clever physics-based puzzler, created by the lead designer of Monument Valley and revolving a simple premise of launching a ball into a box. This sequel gives that challenge a stylish upgrade, with both a uniquely surreal modern art aesthetic and imagining new mechanics to wring from that seemingly simple concept. Trick Shot 2 is both a familiar and different prospect; mechanically, the gameplay remains the same as you drag on the screen to slingshot a ball across each stage, bouncing and rolling into a difficult-to-reach box. Early stages may require merely some precision and a graceful arc, but soon bank shots off barriers, bounches through portals and off trampoli…

Colorful puzzler Nano Golf is Nitrome's newest release on iOS and Android

Feature By Christian Valentin, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Colorful puzzler Nano Golf is Nitrome's newest release on iOS and Android

Nitrome's bread and butter has always been its quirky interesting puzzlers and arcade games, and their newly published game Nano Golf looks to continue that trend. With each course being a tight mini-puzzle and with only a limited number of strokes, this golf puzzler brings varied physics-based golf challenges to iOS and Android. Nano Golf's vivid pixel art courses start off relatively simply, not much different than commom mini golf stages with hills and windmills. But then speed boosting areas get introduced, with myriad other mechanics to follow, from golf carts chasing behind your ball to portals and switches and ghost copies of your ball and spikes and much more. While you might be a…

Letters become puzzle pieces in minimalist physics puzzler Supertype

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Letters become puzzle pieces in minimalist physics puzzler Supertype

Kamibox has been releasing an array of clever minimalist puzzlers over the last few years, between Zip-Zap, Cmplt, and others, and that trend looks to continue with the reveal of Supertype. The letter-based puzzler might also be the developer's most unique concept yet. Visually, Supertype may seem similar to games like Super Sharp and Sugar Sugar - manipulating objects to reach certain collectibles on each stage - but mechanically, its alphabet system looks wholly original. Rather than dragging blocks or slicking shapes and ropes, Supertype asks you to type letters onto the stage, which then physically interact with the environment. As demonstrated by the trailer, narrow Ls fall through g…

ORBB's official trailer is puzzling bliss

News By Peter Willington, 3 years, 6 months ago
ORBB's official trailer is puzzling bliss

In ORBB you use planets and wormholes to zip about from area to area on the screen, grabbing the collectible items to finish the stage. It's aiming to be a relaxing, immersive experience: 60 levels of physics puzzling, all played out to a super chill soundtrack and galactic visuals. ORBB lands on the iTunes App Store this Thursday the 9th of October. It'll be a premium release, and will set you back $2.99 / £1.99.…

Hands-on with Soccer Physics, the ridiculous football game where you'll use just one button in every match

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 years, 9 months ago
Hands-on with Soccer Physics, the ridiculous football game where you'll use just one button in every match

There's been a spate of excellent games recently that have taken the sport of soccer (or football, if you're not American) and made something silly and fun and new from it. SnapMatch Soccer was one, Uppercup Football is another, and now Soccer Physics has been added to the group. Much like its creator's previous games, Soccer Physics is a simple one button game that has you controlling your team with just the one button, and therefore any strategies and nuance that comes from this blunt approach to control emanates from a lot of skill from the player, and a pinch of luck. I absolutely adored the time I spent with Soccer Physics, here's why...…

Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

Review Zoltan Lading By Alex Beech, 3 years, 9 months ago
Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

Sky Tourist Blitz Trip is an odd little puzzle game that suspends its hero right in the middle of the action. Hung like a tacky air freshener, the dangling protagonist must be coaxed upwards though a series of physics based conundrums, collecting blocks and crystals on his way. You control the tourist's ascent through the vertically-scrolling levels by swinging him back and forth on a line between two rockets. Raising one missile higher than the other slides the little chap towards th…

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Urban Trial Freestyle Review

Review Tate Multimedia S.A. By Alex Beech, 3 years, 9 months ago
Urban Trial Freestyle Review

Urban Trial Freestyle is a port of a Playstation game that offers you the chance to try the sport of motorcycle trials. Hopping onto a two-wheeled trickster, you must defy gravity to fly over all manner of outlandish urban areas, and make it to the end of each track. Set across an entire city, UTF is not limited to streets and apartment blocks. You must race over a huge range of obstacles as you cross underground lines, abandoned theme parks, and construction sites. Each setting looks…

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The Angry Birds are going to South Hamerica in the latest Seasons update

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 9 months ago
The Angry Birds are going to South Hamerica in the latest Seasons update

Those Angry Birds are at it again, this time with another huge update to Angry Birds Seasons. This latest embiggening of the aggressive avian’s adventures sends the flock to South Hamerica to take on 24 new levels. These new missions have you firing your birds over mountains to try and stop the evil piggies from stealing treasure. The mountain range - probably called the Hamdes - is filled with ancient statues, relics, and rope bridges for you to smash your way through as you attempt to bring down the savage swine by solving the game’s physics-based puzzles. The 24 standard levels are accompanied by three bonus stages, providing you are skilled enough to unlock them. Angry…

Environmental physics puzzler Biosis is currently free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 10 months ago
Environmental physics puzzler Biosis is currently free on the App Store

Kostyantyn Salanda’s organic physics-puzzler Biosis is currently free on the App Store. Dragging a glowing blob through Biosis's puzzles quickly becomes a greater challenge than you would expect. Your tiny globular ward is pretty useless and relies on you to activate a variety of creatures and plants in each stage to push and pull it towards its goal. A slow starting pace gives you plenty of time to come to grips with the game’s world manipulation mechanics. Give it a little time, though, and you will find yourself firing your blob like a cannonball across the map in order to grapple it with a vine before swinging it safely into an exit. Exploring the lush hab…

99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

Review WeirdBeard By Alex Beech, 3 years, 10 months ago
99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

99 Bricks Wizard Academy doesn't waste a moment introducing you to its magical, Tetris-inspired world. The charming puzzler has you fill the pointy shoes of a trainee wizard, and sets you the task of building yourself a tower to call home. To erect this structure, you must direct Tetris-style blocks into place upon a narrow foundation. You drag each shape toward its intended destination with your finger, while a single tap of the screen allows you to rotate them as they fall…

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BIOSIS Review

Review Kostyantyn Salanda By Alex Beech, 3 years, 10 months ago
BIOSIS Review

Apparently, Biosis is a suffix that means “mode of life." Fittingly, it's a great way to describe the main theme of this squishy, creature-manipulating 2D physics puzzler. You must guide a tiny organism through a hostile world towards a goal. Your little blob is a bit useless, however, so you must rely on other creatures in the world to push and pull it towards its destination. Every one of the lifeforms you use to guide your organism to the exit has two states. Tapping on a cr…

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Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 10 months ago
Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

While there are a fair number of physics puzzlers on the App Store, few blend colour matching with magnetic mechanics. Developer Stewart Hogarth has done exactly this, however, with his new puzzler iON Bond. The principles of iON Bond’s puzzles are remarkably simple. The goal of each level is to attract disks of the same colour together. In isolation, however, none of the disks have any locomotion of their own. Luckily, the tiny circles can be positively or negatively charged. Their polarity allows you to pull them together or push them apart like magnets, enabling you to navigate your way around each puzzle. Featuring 70 levels, and a secret game mode that unlocks…

CastleStorm - Free to Siege Review

Review ZEN Studios Ltd. By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
CastleStorm - Free to Siege Review

Castlestorm: Free to Siege is a smorgasbord of gameplay styles. At its core it is a tower defence game, but it ladels in construction, brawling, and even physics destruction elements in its gameplay stew. You begin each stage facing off against your medieval enemy along a 2D path. Sometimes your goal will be to stop all of the advancing attackers. At other times you'll need bring down the enemy's fortifications using any or all of the plentiful combat systems at your disposal. The fi…

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Tower defence game Castlestorm - Free to Siege is out now on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
Tower defence game Castlestorm - Free to Siege is out now on the App Store

The iOS port of  PC and console tower defence game Castlestorm, has just smashed its way on to the App Store in the form of Castlestorm - Free to Siege. This free-to-play translation of the original Castlestorm has been in beta since February on Android devices. Now, with the kinks in its business model hammered out, Zen Studios has brought it to iPhone and iPad. The medieval styled tower defense title marries 2D tower defense combat with physics-based construction and destruction. As you build your tower, the integrity of your base is dependent both on the materials you use and your architectural skills. Place too much weight on the wrong support, and you could quickly find the…

Bridge Constructor Médiéval Review

Review Headup Games GmbH & Co KG By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
Bridge Constructor Médiéval Review

Mechanically, Bridge Constructor Médiéval adds very little to the existing Bridge Constructor formula. As before, building your bridge to cross the game’s various chasms is a simple process of selecting the desired materials from the menu and then tracing them into existence within a virtual grid. You have to work within a budget, making the construction process a little more tricky, especially if you want to achieve each stage’s more challengi…

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