Developer: Andreas Kolouas & Vassilis Giannopoulos
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★½☆☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

It’s good to keep your brain ticking and a whole plethora of logic puzzlers help achieve this. While many aim for a loose storyline or fancy graphics, CrossNumz dispenses with all this and concentrates on why you’re most likely playing this game – the puzzles. It’s a very direct aim too. A mixture of crossword and number puzzle, the concept is simple – you have to solve the equations without reusing the same numbers. Don’t worry as individually each sum isn’t difficult, combined with others though and a need to only use each number once and things get more awkward.

If you get stuck, you can request clues to aid you although that ruins the point a bit and you gain no extra points for doing so. It is handy though if you become truly stumped on one as there’s a time limit of 1 minute for each puzzle. That’s about as innovative as the game gets across the 25 levels that are on offer. Other than that it all feels like a puzzle you’d get in a puzzle book, except of course it’s more dynamic than that.

It’s a fun little title. Perhaps not one that you’d play for hours on end, if nothing else your brain would slowly implode from all the sums. It’s also solely for the enjoyment. There’s no sign of a leaderboard or achievements or anything like that. It’s all about your own satisfaction. At the low price point of 99c, this is all you could want from such a title really. It’s an ideal game to play in short doses when you want to get your brain ticking on the move.

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