EnigmOn 2 Review

Our Review by Angela LaFollette on July 2nd, 2012
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BRAIN TEASER
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EnigmOn 2 is a complex puzzler packed with riddles that require a sharp mind, ingenuity and keen sense of observation to complete.

Developer: EBR Inaya
Price: $1.99
Version: 1.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 4S

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

EnigmOn 2 is the sequel to the original EnigmOn game. Having never played the original, it was only fair for me to test the first game out first before writing a review for the second installment. The games have many similarities, but the difference lies in the complexity of the puzzles. The developers took the gameplay up a notch in EnigmOn 2, and the puzzles are quite the head-scratchers.

For those who aren’t familiar with either game, players must utilize features of the iPhone to solve all the levels. When a level starts, there is just an image or animation on the screen. Tapping the Hint button in the lower right corner reveals a clue about the level to lead players in the right direction.

EnigmOn 2 includes many enigmas (riddles or paradoxes) from popular films like Harry Potter, Saw and The Matrix, which add an element of entertainment to the game. It’s hard to say a lot about the puzzles without giving too much information away, but it's fair to say that you may look foolish at times trying to figure out some of the levels due to the integration of the iPhone's features. If you’re interested in checking the puzzles out for yourself, download the free version: EnigmOn 2 Lite to get a taste of what this game is all about.

EnigmOn 2 is a fun mind-bending puzzler, but perhaps the levels are a little too challenging. There were a few levels where I tapped, flipped, rubbed and even blew on my phone, but I just couldn't find the solutions. To the developer’s credit, there is a web button for users to search for clues online and perhaps even find answers to the more complex puzzles, but this felt like cheating and took away that warm and fuzzy feeling of solving the puzzle on my own. I did like the joker feature that allowed me to skip a level to come back to it later, but unfortunately there is only one free joker available. Two additional jokers may be purchased for an additional $0.99.

Overall, EnigmOn 2 is a difficult puzzler that’s not for those who get frustrated easily. The design isn’t much to write home about and is minimalistic at best, but the complex riddles and integration of the iPhone’s features makes it a unique and challenging game that's sure to keep players occupied for many hours.

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