Finger Tied Review
- Even though it tests physical skill, the levels incorporate puzzle elements.
- Excellent soundtrack
- Pooly explained level editor.
- Some levels can be a little too infuriating.
Finger Tied's brand of 'finger Twister' is fun, but will ultimately stretch your digits more than your brain power.
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Finger Tied is a puzzle game. However, its puzzles are not the traditional brain-teasing challenges you might expect. Instead, the test here is to stretch your fingers, and attempt to move your digits in the manner the game demands.
Each level will display one or more shapes, accompanied by a number of squares upon which you can travel. If there is only one shape, you must press your finger down upon it and drag towards the shape's counterpart, highlighting all the available tiles along the way.
It's when two or more shapes are onscreen that things start getting tricky. You must press down on each shape before you can start moving, and crossing paths or moving the out of bounds area will result in failure. This requires either precise finger control, or the use of two hands in a clever fashion. And even then, your fingers don't move independent of each other, making it very easy to slip out of bounds without realising it
Though it's available for the iPad, it has recently appeared on the iPhone in the form of Finger Tied Jr. You might think that being on the smaller iPhone screen might make things easier, but this version is as challenging as its big brother.
The way the tiles responds visually to your touch, alongside the driving soundtrack and satisfying bite-sized levels, make this game of finger Twister a pretty additive proposition. The level editor, and ability download other people's fiendish creations is also a nice bonus. It'll certainly give your extremities a workout - unless you have a friend nearby, and fancy roping-in a helping hand.
DescriptionFingers feeling nimble? Fingers feeling flexible? Twist, stretch, turn, and tie your fingers in knots to solve these puzzles! Are your fingers up for it?
Watch a video of Finger Tied in action at: streamingcolour.com/games/fingertied/
--- Reviews for Finger Tied ---
"App Store Best of 2012: New Ways to Play" - Apple
"A must-buy for anyone with ten fingers and an iPad." - Mike Schramm, tuaw.com
"The entire package is virtually flawless making Finger Tied a must buy that should really be on every iPad." - Trevor Sheridan, applenapps.com
"Whether played singly or in groups, Finger Tied is a sparkling way to spend some quality gaming time on the iPad." - Rob LeFebvre, 148apps.com
--- About Finger Tied ---
Finger Tied is a multi-touch puzzle game, only for the iPad. In each Finger Tied puzzle, fill in a shape by moving up to four fingers around on your iPad at the same time. But be careful, lift a finger, or go out of bounds, and it's game over. Finger Tied will test your mental, as well as your finger abilities!
Finger Tied can be played entirely by yourself, but for even more fun, invite some friends over and Finger Tied makes a great party game!
● Finger Tied has 100+ puzzles to test even the most flexible of fingers.
● Fly solo, or ask a friend (or three!) to lend you a hand with the more tricky puzzles.
● Create your own puzzles with a built-in puzzle editor.
● Keep your wits about you. You'll need to turn and twist your fingers, your body, and maybe even your iPad to solve some of these puzzles.
● Game Center leaderboards let you compare your best scores with your friends'.
Please Note: if you have Multitasking Gestures turned on, it can prevent 4 Finger puzzles from working. To disable the Gestures on your iPad, turn off: Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures
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What's New in Version 1.1.1Updates and fixes in preparation for iOS 11.
Please note that the level sharing system has been removed from the game in this build, as the servers I was using have shut down. I'm very sorry for any inconvenience. However, you are still able to create and play your own levels on your own device.