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Our Review by Jeff Scott on October 20th, 2008
Rating: starstarstarstarstar :: 99 CENT GEM
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Topple could be the best game released yet for the iPhone

Developer: ng:moco, Inc.
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Graphics / Sound [rating:5/5]
Game Controls [rating:5/5]
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar

Topple is, quite possibly, the best game released thus far for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It's a fun little 99 cent gem that brings together fantastic graphics, sound, game play, and great replay value. The idea of the game is that you must stack different shaped blocks on top of each other to reach the goal height within the time given. It has been described as Tetris meets Jenga.

You start off with a base and an unlimited number of pieces to build your tower to the goal line. But you only have a certain amount of time to get to the goal. And you can't drop more than 4 pieces off the sides of the base platform. You can drop the pieces quickly or carefully and neatly stack them. You can also rotate the pieces by using two fingers. The pieces react to gravity, the accelerometer, and to pushing from other pieces. So you must be careful how you drop pieces to keep them from toppling off the platform.

The developer has taken great care creating this game to take full advantage of the iPhone. It's not a port from another platform, and it shows.

Here's a short video review from Kevin Rose that gives you a good view of the game mechanics.

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Quite simply, one of, if not the best game available for the iPhone. It's very unique, it's very fun, it's developed perfectly for the iPhone, and it's cheap. I really hope that this game is showcasing what we can expect from ng:moco in the future. If so, their future looks bright!

iPhone Screenshots

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