Developer: Richard Morton AddictApp
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★☆☆

Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

A fun math based puzzle game that requires you to choose two numbers that when added together it equals the number in the center. You have one minute to complete each puzzle board, and there is nearly an infinite number of levels and difficulties.

The game is described as a way to test and train your brain. Essentially you are given a number in the center of the screen and you have to select two number that equal its total. The in game sound suits the application well, but you could set the sound to off and play from your own iPod play lists.

This is a good game because it is so simple yet there is variety in it. Once you start the level and your trying to beat the clock, very quickly this becomes addictive. You find yourself working faster and faster to clear the levels. Also the backgrounds change as you get past levels. Once it starts to make a countdown sound, it becomes impossible to recover, you really feel the rush of trying to complete it so you don’t fail.

Settings that can be changed include using your own photos for a background and turning off the music, or turning off the sound effects. Also there is a slider between two brains, a little one and a big one, to indicate difficulty. (I liked that creative idea.)

Possibly to improve this game would be the addition of a high score area, and maybe being able to enter your name. Currently it just shows the all time high score at the top of the application. Also maybe if you had 3 lives or so, because it’s fun to get to a high level yet so disappointing to go all the way back to the start. It may also be slightly over priced because it is somewhat limited.

Overall this is a numbers game, and if you don’t want to stretch your brain then this won’t be for you. Keep in mind thou that with the difficulty level set at the lowest you can get a pretty high score and progress quite far into the game. It’s good for those short breaks of time when you don’t have time to play a huge game. It loads quickly and can be paused if you need to.

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