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Home » Apps with tag 'puzzle game'

Cubetrix 3D Review

Review Mobicle Co.,Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Cubetrix 3D Review

Did you ever play a match three gem game and think, "I want these colours to be in cubes that i can push from the outside?" No? Well too bad cause that's what Cubetrix 3D is. Those tricky cubes need to be pushed to form lines of three of the same colour which will then explode, sending the rest careening together, hopefully leading to more explosions. Ok, so maybe the tone is a little melodramatic, but that's the basic idea. There are three buttons on screen. Two are used to move the…

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Chromixa Review

Review Wet Nose Design Ltd By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Chromixa Review

Chromixa began life as an art installation based on creator Simon Watson's fascination with light. A handful of development time later and we have a light based puzzle game for the iphone. The goal is to create shapes of a solid colour out of overlaying smaller pieces of different colours, much like a jigsaw. Control is all touch and drag. Upon touching a piece, it can be dragged anywhere on screen or the large wheel can be used to rotate it. If you ever get confused about which colou…

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De Blob Revolution Review

Review THQ Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
De Blob Revolution Review

That colourful blob freeing his people from the mediocrity of grayscale is back on the iphone, but this time round, it's a puzzle game. There are buildings where the graydians are trapped by INKT agents, and Blob has to make his way to the exit on each level while rescuing as many of them as possible. You can either tap or drag to lay down Blob's path. The puzzle element enters in that Blob cannot cross his own painted path once it's been layed down, so you have to work out the optima…

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Compression Review

Compression Review

Have you ever played a game of Dr. Mario and felt like the walls are closing in? That must have been the consensus over at Little White Bear studios when they made Compression. Blocks of certain colours drop, and you need to line up three in a row to destroy all the hollow blocks in the level. Every three block drops however one of the walls will close in, giving you less room to work with. Control is very basic. Drag the blocks to move them across the screen, and tap to flip them. As…

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Colorbind Review

Review Nonverbal By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Colorbind Review

Puzzle games are one of the most successful genres on the app store. Many of them are unique and well made, and that's good, cause it takes an interesting idea to stand out from the crowd. Colorbind is an interesting idea where you have to fold strips of paper to cover all the dots of the same colour on the screen. Control is taken care by the touch and drag of your finger. You guide the paper along the screen, changing direction to fold it ninety degrees. To undo the paper trail, sim…

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Tiki Towers Review

Review GameHouse By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Tiki Towers Review

Physics based games are popular to some and frustrating to others. The bridge builder has been a sub genre that exemplifies this. In Tiki Towers you have a limited amount of bamboo to build a structure that will withstand the amount of force swinging monkeys will put on it as they make their way to the exit, grabbing bananas along the way. Control is pretty decent. You click or drag from a build point to create bamboo structures. Once satisfied, click the action button and see how it…

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Araxium Review

Review Kijomagi Day By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
Araxium Review

Araxium is Kijomagi Day's first major game for the App Store and with its colorful style and unique game concept it could have been a major hit. Sadly what could have been a great idea is hampered by incomplete gameplay. The idea is simple, each level requires a specific color pattern to be made with gems that appear in the center of the game's grid. Touching a location will sling the gem into place. All patterns seem to be horizontal and a specific amount of matches is required to co…


Implode! XL Review

Review IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc. By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 10 months ago
Implode! XL Review

If you've ever watched the documentaries where demolitions experts bring down buildings with incredible precision and thought to yourself, "I could do that", then Implode! for the iPhone might just be the game for you. Implode! is a puzzle game in which you are given a 2 dimensional chalk drawing of a structure to which you must attach strategically placed explosives in order to bring down the structure to below the required line to advance. The controls have been well thought out and…

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Trundle Review

Review mobile bros., LLC By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 10 months ago
Trundle Review

Trundle is a puzzle based game whereby you roll and jump a blue glowing ball through obstacles to continue to the next screen. Similar in essence to games like Rolando, Trundle has a unique visual quality and addictiveness that makes it stand out. The controls are simple enough in that you tilt the screen to roll the ball and tap the screen to jump. Working out the best timing for jumps to use the appropriate inertia can take time, but it all adds to the challenge of the game. There i…

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Cogs Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 10 months ago
Cogs Review

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…

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Doodle Bomb Review

Review Thruster By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 10 months ago
Doodle Bomb Review

Doodle Bomb is a physics puzzle game where you must progress through 50 levels, throwing bombs at switches to open the door to the next level. This is made more difficult as the game progresses, requiring the player to think ahead before tossing a bomb. You throw bombs by tapping on the screen where you want the bomb to go. Tapping further from your character throws the bombs harder while you tap closer to lob them more gently. Tilting the iPhone can add some roll to your bomb after i…

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Arctopia: A Puzzle Game (Chapters 1-14) Review

Review Alexander Williams By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 10 months ago
Arctopia: A Puzzle Game (Chapters 1-14) Review

Arctopia is a chilled out puzzle game that puts players in control of a small penguin as he must extinguish a number of small fires in each level. To do so, you’ll need to move around large ice cubes, create new cubes and manipulate other obstacles. Players control the penguin’s movement by using the onscreen arrows and can create ice cubes by tapping on the snowflake icon. Ice can only be created on a downward diagonal angle and you cannot directly put out flames adding a…

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Isaac Newton's Gravity Review

Isaac Newton's Gravity Review

Isaac Newton’s Gravity is the latest physics based puzzle game offering from Namco. The goal of the game is to set up objects within a level so that when you push play, gravity takes its course causing one of the objects to push a red button completing the level. A great deal of effort has gone into the controls, giving the player the ability to rotate the objects and place them in a very intricate fashion. This however, causes some frustration as each piece must be intricately…

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ReBounce Review

Review Romper Games By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 10 months ago
ReBounce Review

ReBounce is a quick reflex, puzzle game where players must bounce a small golden puck around a level destroying various bricks. You earn more points based on long chains, various bonuses and how many bricks you break in certain levels. Your goal is to pass each of the 40 levels and rack up as many points as possible along the way. Players throw their puck around by tapping on it and flicking it in the desired direction. Each brick must be hit three times in order to break and disappea…

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TileStorm Review

Review Massive Hadron By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
TileStorm Review

Lets be honest, sometimes it's not hard to understand why people shy away from games that call themselves "puzzles", because ultimately few people enjoy the idea of being frustrated working out solutions. TileStorm by Massive Hadron walks a thin line between fun and frustration with its tile-sliding puzzles that you'll either love or loathe. Manipulating puzzles couldn't be easier and play much like a regular tile-sliding puzzle. The trick here is to maneuver the pieces to form a path…

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