Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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As a self proclaimed puzzle game aficionado I jump at the chance to try out new puzzles. In the case of Aplexia this was a there are definitely puzzles, and they were definitely worth the time.
The concept of Aplexia has been done before. It is not a new concept, yet is done surprisingly well in this case. Each puzzle is based on the idea of completing a shape by swiping the single green block over the other blocks. Where the difficulty comes from is the fact that each block can only be swiped over once. So in essence the shape must completed without any backtracking or moving over the same block twice, a single run.
Where the game really begins to ramp up is with the inclusion of blocks that allow two swipes overtop of them, and blocks that "teleport" the block to a different location on the puzzle board. These concepts require the player to think intelligently and plan ahead so that they might complete the puzzle. As well as this there are multiple solutions to any given puzzle. This causes the player to think strategically so that they can score higher on the level.
Aplexia doesn't have many faults. Where the game loses some points is where the game the game sputters out. While some levels show an air of brilliance, others seem to be simply filler for the more intelligently designed levels. Although this is a minor complaint it affects the way levels are played and can be slightly distracting from the games purpose.
Aplexia is a well crafted puzzle game that requires the player to think intelligently and plan ahead. Although it suffers from some faults that slightly detract from the experience.