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Home » Apps with tag 'puzzler'

Hidden Gem of the Week: Euclidea

Feature By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Euclidea

Math-based puzzlers tend to revolve around computation and sums, but Euclidea isn't like most games in that niche; rather than numbers, geometry is the focus, constructing figures and shapes with minimalist tools and within a minimalist aesthetic. Euclidea starts out simple, easing you into its collection of geometric brainteasers by teaching how to create line segments, select points, draw circles. And then gradually, the challenge begins to increase, as you use intersecting circles to create equilateral triangles and perfectly bisect lines. But the game isn't completely merciless. As you master the simpler tasks like deducing parallet lines, Euclidea provides tools that automatica…

Hidden Gem of the Week: RYB

Feature By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: RYB

This is the first in a weekly series of features dedicated to highlighting interesting, lesser known hidden gems across iOS and Android. With the sheer volume and rate of new releases, it can be easy for a game to unnoticed, unseen; some here may be newer or older, but all are engaging in their own unique way. Picross, Paint It Back, Minesweeper, Hexcells. There’s something uniquely satisfying about a logic puzzler, perhaps how one can solve their challenges without guessing or mistakes, through pure deduction. RYB falls squarely in this category, a Picross-style puzzle game that eschews numbers and grids for colors and geometric shapes. Squares, triangle, hexagons, and other sha…

Wayout is a clever minimalist puzzler heading to iOS and Android on January 25th

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Wayout is a clever minimalist puzzler heading to iOS and Android on January 25th

A minimalist puzzler offers a unique kind of satisfication - not too complex as to be overwhelming, while being simple and distilled without being too easy - and Wayout looks like it'll be a promising addition to that category when it releases on the 25th. Befitting its subgenre, Wayout's premise is a simple one: every stage presents you with a grid of white and different colored tiles, your job is to make the entire grid devoid of color. Tapping a tile affects the color of surrounding tiles in various ways depending on color and marking; some change colors in specific patterns, or only activiate specific tiles, or change certain colors. It's through blending togethers this array of mecha…

Puzzle and adventure awaits with Tiles &Tales, available on iOS and Android

News By AppSpy Staff, 1 year, 2 months ago
Puzzle and adventure awaits with Tiles &Tales, available on iOS and Android

Recently launched by its publisher European Games Group, Tiles &Tales is a free2play Fantasy Puzzle Adventure RPG set in a universe where there is no shortage of colourful tasks to complete and puzzle challenges to overcome. With simple screen swipes, taps, and flicks, Tiles & Tales aims to provide an intuitive gameplay loop, letting players gradually level up their hero and compete with friends through unified Facebook connectivity. Once choosing any one of Tiles &Tales’ four central characters, you’ll embark on a journey to match coloured tiles and levelling up your hero, fighting enemy foes in an attempt to free the kingdom of Zanira. Developers Trilith Entert…

You can combine the building blocks of life to create UFOs in elemental puzzler Alchemy Classic

News By Jon Jordan, 2 years, 2 months ago

Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

We saw a bunch of games during Pocket Gamer Connects, and Melody Monsters was certainly one of the cutest. It's a match-3 puzzler to be sure, and definitely more in the Puzzle & Dragons camp than Candy Crush Saga, plus it's got really great presentation and a nice extras thrown in for good measure. Here's the lowdown.…

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

News By Peter Willington, 3 years, 6 months 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, 3 years, 7 months 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, 3 years, 7 months 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, 3 years, 7 months 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, 3 years, 7 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 Tapslide, the indie puzzle game that could help you improve your spatial awareness

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 years, 10 months 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, 3 years, 10 months 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, 3 years, 10 months 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, 3 years, 11 months 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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