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Home » Apps with tag 'puzzler'

Disc is 'a simple game for smart people', and it's out right now on iOS

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Disc is 'a simple game for smart people', and it's out right now on iOS

You read that right smarty-pants who like straightforward video games: according to its creator, Disc is the game for you. This iPhone and iPad game from Tapush asks you to connect two discs of the same shade to create one much darker disc. Eventually you'll make grey discs, which score you points when you put them next to one another. Here's the trailer, clever clogs. Disc is out now and costs $0.99 / £0.69, with no IAPs. Below is the link to grab it from the Apple App Store. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Find the Line, a wonderfully artistic puzzler almost ruined by ads

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Find the Line, a wonderfully artistic puzzler almost ruined by ads

It breaks your heart when you play a game that comes so close to being amazing, only to have one aspect of it ruin the experience. In the case of Find the Line, it's the video ads: they demolish the peace and thoughtful elegance of this otherwise beautiful puzzle experience. You'll see exactly what I mean in my hands-on video below.…


I want you to look at how beautifully elegant Find the Line is

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I want you to look at how beautifully elegant Find the Line is

That gentle piano soundtrack. The easy going control scheme. Those simple but striking visuals. Seriously, Find the Line looks elegant as all heck. The game's out this week on the App Store, and I for one can't wait to see more of it.…


Hands-on with ORBB, the peaceful planetary puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with ORBB, the peaceful planetary puzzler

You might notice a slightly different tone to my voice in this hands. It's mostly due to me feeling extremely serene, and wonderfully calm, even if I wasn't doing brilliantly at the game in front of me. That's because that game is ORBB, a title designed to be super super super chill. Here's how I got on...…


ORBB's official trailer is puzzling bliss

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks 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 Tapslide, the indie puzzle game that could help you improve your spatial awareness

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Tapslide, the indie puzzle game that could help you improve your spatial awareness

The aim of Tapslide is simple: match the tile pattern seen on the opposite side of the playfield. Actually succeeding to any degree of skill with Tapslide is another thing entirely. But it's only tough because most people's sense of spatial awareness is underdeveloped, malnourished, and in need of some TLC. So by playing Tapslide, you'll not only get better at the game but, in theory, at a whole bunch of other daily tasks as well. People say games don't teach you anything? Pah! Point them at the video below.…


Alphabeats is dropping rhythm-based word puzzles on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Alphabeats is dropping rhythm-based word puzzles on the App Store now

Alphabeats is new music-inspired word-puzzler from Red Dragon, and is now available on iPhone and iPad. Alphabeats mixes Scrabble with Guitar Hero, asking you to create words from letters that appear in time to music. To create a word you must drag your collection of letters around the bottom of the screen, trying to collect the next letter in sequence while avoiding unwanted ones. With the audio playing a key role, it makes sense that developer Red Dragon has searched for the right music to suit the game. They seem to have had a clear vision in what they wanted, with the soundtrack supplied by a number of electro / chiptune artists including Big Giant Circles, ABXY, and Disasterpeace.…


Huge Disco Zoo update lets you catch animals in space

News By Alex Beech, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Huge Disco Zoo update lets you catch animals in space

Disco Zoo’s latest update has brought a host of new features to NimbleBit’s casual puzzler. The biggest change comes in the form of two new environments, city and space, which add twelve new animal types for you to hunt down for your exhibits. The city setting works much like previous ones, letting you trade coins to engage in the game’s Battleship-like expeditions to capture animals. Space, however, can only be explored by spending a new in-game currency: the imaginatively titled Space Coins. These can only be earned by capturing specific animals to order from other habitats, or through in-app purchases. The update also adds ways to jazz up your enclosures using eithe…


UMAI! Review

Review Konstantin Kopka By Alex Beech, 5 months, 4 weeks ago
UMAI! Review

Like a good plate of sashimi, Umai! understands that less is more. This sushi-munching puzzler has you controlling a monster's tongue as it tries to eat its way through a conveyer belt of fishy treats. You begin by selecting one of five peckish creatures. Each has a unique pixel art design that sits somewhere on a spectrum between distressing and wonderful. Once you've chosen, you are instantly surrounded by twelve plates of sushi. You control your hungry beast's frog-like tongue wit…

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DUNGEONy Review

DUNGEONy Review

Dungeony is an odd interpretation of a roguelike. Taking control of a hero you plunge down through randomly generated levels to battle untold terrors in your quest to level up. Where it differs from others examples of the genre, however, is that none of your adversaries attack or even move. As the initiator of every encounter, Dungeony takes on a puzzle like quality. With limited health you have to carefully select your fights and route through the world. Unfortunately, without monste…

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Tasty sushi-based puzzler Umai! will be on the App Store’s conveyer belt tonight

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Tasty sushi-based puzzler Umai! will be on the App Store’s conveyer belt tonight

When it comes to puzzle games we think that less is often more, and sushi-munching-monster game Umai! may prove just that when it hits the App Store at midnight. Taking control of a tiny monster surrounded by a conveyer belt of sushi, Umai!’s goal of this charming match-three puzzler is simple - eat as many of the fishy treats as possible. Touching your monster extends its tongue, and tracing a line between sushi of the same type has it slurp them down. A countdown timer keeps the pressure on as you try to beat your previous high-score. Time increases the more you eat, but this doesn’t stop the ticking clock forcing silly mistakes as you race to beat it. There are six differ…


Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

Review King.com Limited By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

At first glance it would be easy to accuse social gaming giant King of resting on its laurels with Bubble Witch Saga 2. Dig deeper, however, and you find that the orb-launching match-three formula has received a tweak or two for its second outing. The most obvious change is the improved visual design. Gone are the moody stills of three hag-like witches, replaced instead by vivid backgrounds and the cheerful Stella, who looks a bit like Barbie in a pointy hat. While the new visuals po…

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BIOSIS Review

Review Kostyantyn Salanda By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks 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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King's match-three puzzle sequel Bubble Witch Saga 2 has just bounced onto iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
King's match-three puzzle sequel Bubble Witch Saga 2 has just bounced onto iPhone and iPad

Bubble Witch Saga 2, the latest free-to-play match three puzzler from Candy Crush Saga creators King, has just appeared on the App Store. This latest installment in the Bubble Witch series has you reprising the role of Stella the witch in her battle against dark spirits. To fend off these evils she must take down groups of coloured bubbles by firing her own orbs towards them. When her shots meet with two or more bubbles of the same colour they disappear, with any bubbles attached beneath crashing down as a result. The game features 50 levels, with more promised every two weeks. Returning fans of the franchise may also notice new game modes to test your bubble bouncing skills. If th…


Kiwanuka Review

Review CMA Megacorp By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Kiwanuka Review

Kiwanuka's title screen, with its beautiful geometric visual design and psychedelic soundtrack, sets the tone for the levels to follow. What isn’t immediately apparent is that this charming puzzler is built on a single, elegant gameplay mechanic that perhaps doesn't offer enough depth to support the weight of an entire game. Cast in the role of a tiny wizard, you must use your magic to escort a host of followers across a series of 2D levels. Touching anywhere on the screen produ…

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