Posts Tagged puzzles

MacGuffin’s Curse Review

MacGuffin’s Curse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Lucas MacGuffin messes up a robbery and in the process receives a nasty curse!

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Spin Up Review

Spin Up Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Use "DJ-like" gameplay to spin the scenery and defeat aliens!

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TwinGo! Review

TwinGo! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help the weather twins recover lost stars!

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RPS Rumble Review

RPS Rumble Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rocks. Papers. Scissors. Tile-swapping puzzles. Luchador masks? Well now, things are certainly getting interesting.

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The Hacker Review

The Hacker Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Plenty of logic mini-games hidden under a 1980s style OS and hacking tale.

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The Tiny Bang Story HD Review

The Tiny Bang Story HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Put Tiny Planet back together again by solving puzzles in a beautiful hand-drawn world.

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GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Use "Ghost Tricks" to possess objects and solve a murder.

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Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Help a young girl navigate through her reality-defying nightmare.

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THE aMAZEing Labyrinth Review

THE aMAZEing Labyrinth Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Move walls and create paths to uncover treasure.

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Punch A Hole

Punch A Hole

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Straightforward and challenging, be prepared to delight your neural networks with this billiards-based brain buster.

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I can’t help but wonder; once mankind has branched out into space and begun to colonize new worlds and so on, would they really call them “Space Pirates?” I mean, they’re already in space. Space is kind of where everyone goes now. Why not just call them “Pirates?” But I’m getting (way) off-subject here. I’m not supposed to be discussing possible semantics for situations I’ll never encounter in the far future, I’m supposed to be talking about e3D: SpaceShip, a new “Escape” game from Bored.com.

After getting boarded and captured by these pirates who frequent space, players have to escape (duh) and take the ship back. The game follows the expected formula of finding objects, occasionally combining these objects and using them to solve all manner of puzzles. In space. Additionally, extra collectibles can be found and completion times are posted to Game Center. And who doesn’t love a good speed run or collectible hunt?

Anyone with even an ounce of interest in puzzle-solving or Escape-themed games can download e3D: SpaceShip right this very moment. It’s even free!


FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-07 :: Category: Games

Favorite Four: Sudoku Apps

Sudoku has become as popular as crossword puzzles and iOS devices of all sizes make ideal companions for this particular brand of endless (and paperless) number puzzle solving. With so many Sudoku games on the App Store, finding the one that fits best can be as big a puzzle as the game itself. So we’ve collected our four favorites for you here. Did we miss yours? Please let us know.

Sudoku 2 Pro

Classic Sudoku has a great uncluttered look and comes with a special scoring system that lends itself well to Openfeint leaderboards. In this version of the game a win counts only if the puzzle was solved with less than three mistakes and easy levels must be solved before unlocking harder ones.

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-08-23 :: Category: Games

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-06-03 :: Category: Games

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-05-07 :: Category: Games

: ) Sudoku +

This Sudoku game has a full 16 levels of difficulty all of which are unlocked from the start. This version has a “multi-stage hint system” where first the game just reminds a puzzler to double check a square followed by more clues up to a complete illustration of how the puzzle should be solved. The standout feature for us is that : ) Sudoku + allows users to enter puzzles from any print source for endless portable solving.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-07-23 :: Category: Games

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-08-03 :: Category: Games

Big Bad Sudoku Book

Apple’s choice for their Game Starter Kit, Big Bad Sudoku Book has an intuitive interface, allows background apps to run, and like >Sudoku there is a scoring system, but here the leaderboards are on Game Center. Its key feature is “highlights” which allows players to highlight rows, a specific number on the grid, or whatever helps focus attention on problem areas. Challenge mode is particularly fun with 50 increasingly difficult puzzles that must be unlocked sequentially.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Games

Social Sudoku

The classic with a great twist, Social Sudoku, as the name implies allows solvers to compete against one another via Game Center. There is even a cooperative mode for solving together. In both cases both players see the same puzzle and solve in sync. This game contains six different versions of Sudoku from Classic to Killer to Kakuro.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-12-21 :: Category: Games

Chuck’s Challenge is a game about a guy (Chuck) who’s been kidnapped by a purple alien monkey-thing (Woop) and forced to create “games” for it to “play” because it’s bored. I think. It’s essentially a follow-up to Chip’s Challenge, with the original game’s creator, Chuck Sommerville, acting as both the designer and main character.

Niffler may have carried over a good deal of concepts from the older title, but the most significant aspect is the community integration. Sure, Chuck’s Challenge features 100 levels, about a quarter of which are free (the rest can be bought through in-app purchases), but the real draw is the ability for users to create and share their own. In a way the concept’s not all that dissimilar from Media Molecule and their community-centric platformer, LittleBigPlanet.

Level editors and sharing aren’t new ideas, even on iOS, but they’re very rarely incorporated as lovingly as they are with Chuck’s Challenge. Heck, the entire game is essentially designed and built around the concept of creating and sharing levels among the community. I kind of wish more games, both on the App Store and just in general, would think about doing things like this more often.

Chuck’s Challenge is available right now for absolutely nothing. Check it out, maybe?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-12-17 :: Category: Games

Art Connoisseur Review

Art Connoisseur Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
An innocuous spot-the-difference game, but with some fine art to be enjoyed nonetheless.

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Wisp: Eira’s Tale Review

Wisp: Eira’s Tale Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A beautiful platformer with delicate touch controls, Wisp is a magical puzzle waiting to be solved

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The Dungeon Saga Review

The Dungeon Saga Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The Dungeon Saga takes players by the hand and guides them, yet again, through a fantasy world where everything is resolved with puzzles.

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Mogo the Monkey in Operation Jungle Bungle Review

Mogo the Monkey in Operation Jungle Bungle Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Australian retailer Gametraders' debut iPhone game is a physics puzzler with potential but the first episode is far too short; this monkey needed more time to evolve.

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Puzzle Agent 2 HD Review

Puzzle Agent 2 HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Solve logic, sequencing and math problems while you return to the creepy town of Scogginss MN, with Agent Tethers in this stylish puzzle-adventure sequel.

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Async Corp. Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Basic colors and a few smiley faces belie what may just be the most addicting block puzzle game to come out of the App Store in quite some time.

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dream:scape Review

dream:scape Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
dream:scape isn't so much a game as an interactive narrative. One that may be familiar and simple, but will also tug pretty hard on those heartstrings.

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Puzzle Agent was a bit of a hit with us last year even though it was a little too short. Fans need not fear though as the next instalment, cunningly titled Puzzle Agent 2, is set to be released on June 30.

Puzzle Agent 2 sets out to build upon its older brother’s success by offering more rewarding puzzles based on the feedback from fans. The game will pick up after FBI Agent Nelson Tethers ‘solved’ the Scoggins Eraser Factory case — things get much murkier. Tethers has to go rogue and ventures back to the town of Scoggins, Minnesota in order to solve the biggest case of his career so far. Hopefully this will also mean a longer experience!

To celebrate the impending release of Puzzle Agent 2, the original title is on sale with the iPad version priced at $2.99 and the iPhone version priced at $0.99 until June 14.

Hopefully that’ll keep many puzzle fans busy until June 30 when Puzzle Agent 2 hits the App Store.

Check out the video and screenshot gallery below to whet the appetite ready for the game.


$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-09-02 :: Category: Games

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-09-02 :: Category: Games

Stupid Zombies Review

Stupid Zombies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
What the game lacks in polish it more than makes up for in fun.

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Are you a fan of adorable kittens?  Have you happened to try out the previously released game MewSim from developer Dynamic Pixels?  If you were fans of games in that vein and aesthetic, and can take a tug to your heartstrings, it may be worth your while to check out Dynamic Pixels newest creation, MewSim: iQuest.

Touted as a “a moving story of a young, fidgety cat and its adventure to honor the lady love,” players will be working their way through a number of different puzzle and arcade inspired mini-games.  The ultimate goal of the game is to reunite with your better half. Unfortunately, there are numerous obstacles that will prevent you from doing so.  Fortunately these are more diversions of the amusing variety and should more than make up for the free pricetag.

Why is the game free when there are no evidence of ads or microtransactions?  Your guess is as good as mine, but I am certainly not going to look a gift horse, err, kitten, in the mouth.



FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-28 :: Category: Games

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-01 :: Category: Games

Go ahead and call me crazy, but ever since I was a child I dreamed of having a dog for a pet.  This is not just any kind of dog though, I envisioned a ROBOT dog!  So imagine my excitement when I heard that there was a game that was recently released for iOS that lets you actually have a Mega Man style robot canine.

The problem with a mechanical puppy is that it still likes to behave like a rambunctious flea bag, but now it has the strength to cause some serious damage.  In Brains’ Atomic Adventures you are on the hunt for your riled up pup, and have a series of mini-games and challenges that need to be accomplished in order to throw a muzzle over the mental mongrel’s mug.

Best of all, the game is free so you have no excuse not to give it a look!  Just be ready to have your brain inundated with tons of scientific information in the process.  This is a small price to pay to have a digital dog of your very own.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-03 :: Category: Games

Cardboard Castle Review

Cardboard Castle Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Cardboard Castle offers charming graphics with entertaining puzzles.

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Master of Alchemy HD for iPad Review

Master of Alchemy HD for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
In Master of Alchemy, you can change water into gas, gas into solids, and vice versa, but can you turn a beautiful-looking game into something beyond the humdrum?

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Uni Sudoku Review

Uni Sudoku Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Replace your tattered copy of Will Shortz: Greatest Sudoku Hits with Uni Sudoku. 10,000 puzzles sure are easier to carry in an iPad.

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