Developer: Emantras
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed on: 16GB iPad 3G

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Unlike Bonnie, I never played the original Rafter. My first experience with Rafter was in the iPad version, and I love it just as much as she loved the original. With the additional 30 levels OVER the additional 40 released for the iPhone version for Rafter, this is a safe bet for fans of the game and a must have for newcomers.

The crisp look and feel of Rafter on the larger real estate of the iPad really help to enhance an already great experience. The game play is largely unchanged from the smaller iDevice platform. Players draw various sized round and four sided objects in hopes of securing the correct path to the, what really looks like, a ball of yarn. Adjust the gravity of the level, the buoyancy of the ball, and the strength of the machines to reach that ultimate goal.

With over 100 levels, a new large sized screen, and an intense challenge level, Rafter HD is sure to keep you busy for some time. It took me about 20 minutes or so to get through the first 26 levels, and then I became completely stuck. Those who can stick with it for all 101 levels, and achieve that OpenFeint recognition, are in for a bumpy ride. You can check out Rafter for the low price of $0.99, Rafter HD for the ridiculously low price of $1.99, and Bonnie’s review of the original game here.

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