We came across many great games at Casual Connect San Francisco, a casual games trade show this week including Mosaique, a puzzle game from Winning Blimp. You must clear all tiles in each level by rotating the cursor around the play area and shooting (the tiles). Clear blocks of the same color.
You will need to pay attention to the shot gauge which you charge by clearing tiles of the same color but if the gauge falls to zero the game ends. If the gauge hits 100% you can clear tiles of any color. Mosaique perplexes us, in a good way. Puzzle lovers will enjoy Mosaique which costs $0.99 and can be played on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Blendoku, a great puzzle game from Lonely Few, combines sudoku game play with colors. Rather than plotting numbers sequentially you place colored tiles in the right visual sequence. Pretty simple. Pretty amazing game. You can play Blendoku for free on both iOS and Android and it will entertain all puzzle game fans and maybe some visual designers too.
Argentine based PlayJaa wants you to sign up for test the beta version of their upcoming very interesting looking action arcade game called Junction Action Arcade on iOS and Android. The game makers describe Junction Action Arcade as “an addictive game about pressing some solids and making intersections.” The game play in the video caught out eye so we decided to highlight on Harry Balls.com. (more…)
Free Lunch Design, the folks behind the classic arcade game Icy Tower 2, released the HD version of Dark Nebula Episode 1 with 12 new levels, Dark Nebula offers a spectacularly designed puzzle game with excellent labyrinth game mechanic appropriate for all fans of puzzle games on the iOS platform. (more…)
Save the kitties from the fire! Save the kitties from the fire! Emma Jones, the fire fighting star of the new video game Jones on Fire does just that, in theory, if you can help her outrun the flames. Colorado based Glass Bottom Games released Jones on Fire, a run and jump platform game on iOS and the Android platforms priced at $1.99.
Jones on Fire combines retro pix elated graphics with a run and jump game mechanic to make a unique game experience. You play the game as Emma Jones, a female firefighter with spunk and moxy who saves kitties and jumps over burning logs until you get to the firehouse, all while the raging fire threatens to engulf you from behind if you stumble or trip. You jump over obstacles by tapping the left side of the screen and slide under objects by tapping the right side of the screen. You get three lives to make it through each hazard, their word for the levels.
Who would enjoy Jones on Fire? Anyone who likes a video game that utilizes a very unique retro visual style with a sprinting & vaulting escaping mechanic and it helps if you like kitties.
Snood, the grandmother of the matching puzzle game genre, became available on Android and the Nook platforms for $2.99 and $2.49 respectively. Snood originally came to market in the late 1990s before Bejeweled and the casual puzzle game market exploded. (more…)
In Aliens Need Burgers you defend the earth from hungry alien actively invading our planet. You direct an outward bound satellite laser weapon by tapping on each of the advancing alien space vessels. The number of alien craft increases but so does the number of earth friendly vehicles like space shuttles and satellites. You lose a life when you destroy the wrong vehicle or the alien ships get close enough direct a tractor beam which pulls up the cows.
Kids and families will enjoy this game while adults looking for a more violent game action should look elsewhere. Aliens Need Burgers could help children enhance their hand eye coordination. Alien Need Burgers plays better on larger devices due to the dark space background.
The HarryBalls editorial team loves to highlight simple puzzle games we can play anywhere like on the toilet, online in the movie theater or during the movie trailer presentation pregame at the theater. We have previously written about games like Goats and Gadgets, Connectrode, Word Carnivale, and Dark Nebula. Sporos, a new game from a game studio named Appxplore may join the list at some point. Consumers can play Sporos for free on both their iOS and Android devices (more…)