I reviewed Rafter for iPhone / iPod Touch back in February. I loved it then, and I still do…it’s a great physics game, and a unique one at that, with a great visual style. The game’s objective is to precisely drop blocks in order to strike a little red mine. You draw blocks in the narrow space above a level, and then they fall; it’s up to you to figure out where to place them and how big they need to be. (Watch the video to see it in action.) Almost every level has multiple solutions, but the game rewards you for efficiency.
In February, Rafter only had 31 levels; now, it has 71. But even better than the newly-updated Rafter for iPhone is the brand-new Rafter HD…for iPad.
Rafter HD’s big-screen debut is more than a simple repackaging of the physics puzzle. Yes, the screen’s bigger; yes, the old levels are still there. But Rafter HD also comes with 30 extra levels, for a grand total of 101.The iPad version also features exclusive gravity and fan controls, as well as high-definition graphics. A level editor is also promised for the future.
I loved Rafter for the iPhone, and Rafter HD looks just as great, if not better.