Developer: Giuoco Piano
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1

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

Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★★

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

A simple game that is twister for your fingers – with a friend. It encourages team play by trying to get the highest score together, which is why I think this is such a great application.

img_00038This application is a fun way to spend time when you are waiting (with a friend / child / etc) around for something. It’s fun for your kids to use in car journeys. It’s easy to just nip in and out of this app for a quick game when you are traveling.

This game is fun. It isn’t brain surgery, or a complicated engaging game that you will spend hours on. But, it is fun! That has to be the point of these games. I can further evidence this because I actually played it with my teenager. There are not many games on the market that would entice my son to play them with me.

It is clever in that it really could not exist outside of this iPhone (or Touch) platform. That is also why I like these games so much. It really makes great use of the screen. The squares are large and the colors are bright so you can see what moves you need to make. It is also a great way to show friends or family, exactly why the device is so exciting, that these types of games are possible.

There are times when the interface is slightly too sensitive. Also you really have to be sure to have complete contact with your finger or it doesn’t seem to register. I think it might be nice to add a few different types of game play as well. Possibly a timed version, so that you have to get as many in 5 minutes or something similar.

Also sometimes when in a game the other persons hand totally obscures the screen so it can be difficult to play, but that’s just part of it.

Overall, this game is fun and encourages playing with a buddy. I like that it is team work, and I think it’s great for when you have young passengers in the back seat of your car, to keep them occupied. Or if you ever have to be waiting somewhere. Great to just get this one out and have a few rounds.

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