Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone
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Even if tilting games have been done countless times on iPhone, On a Tilt manages to provide a fun twist on the genre. The game comes from Eric Brill and delivers a challenging tilt-based puzzle experience for iPhone.
The goal of the game is to tilt your iPhone to line up two or more lines within the highlighted areas on the screen. The catch is that you must do so before the time limit expires or else it's game over. In the first couple of levels, you simply have to tilt your device left and right to align things. But as you move through the game's levels, the challenge quickly increases. Eventually, you'll find yourself trying to line four boxes, along with other gimmicks thrown in the mix, such as boxes that fade, move and so on.
The experience is an enjoyable and challenging one. You'll have to tilt your iPhone all over the place to successfully complete each level. Later in the game, it gets quite difficult, as you'll have very little time to make decisions on which way to tilt your device.
One of my biggest complaints with On a Tilt is that it's not a universal app, so even if you play it on the iPad, you don't have full-screen, HD visuals. This is unfortunate because this is the kind of game that would definitely function much better on a large screen. A device like the iPad would be the ideal home for On a Tilt, but it doesn't take full advantage of its higher resolution screen, which is just kind of disappointing. Also, because of the nature of the game, there are times when you're required to tilt the screen in a fashion that makes it difficult to even see what's going on. Definitely something that's inherent to this kind of game, though.
On a Tilt is an enjoyable little app, but it's not particularly impressive or memorable even. At the end of the day, it lacks the longevity to keep you coming back. Thankfully, it's fun for a while, and it only costs a dollar.