Gotta love those ambient music playing iOS puzzle games. We have been addicted to one called Connectrode since March of 2012. Then we discovered Dark Nebula and now comes Freeze! from German based Frozen Gun Games. (more…)
What do you get when you blend Disney’s Where’s My Water with Rovio’s Angry Birds? A game called Atomic Frogs from Cocos Games available both in a free limited version and a full paid version ($1.99) for the IPhone and IPad. (more…)
Amazing Alex, Rovio’s new mobile game out today for iOS and Android disappoints with unoriginal and uninspired game play. In Amazing Alex the game player solves levels by guiding objects like soccer and tennis balls down from books shelves into baskets. Children will enjoy this game because Amazing Alex offers may highlighted hints to solve each level. Games like “The Package from Rock Package Games” offer better more challenging game play.
Amazing Alex game players can also create their own levels which does will appeal to the more creative individuals.
Rovio offers this description of Amazing Alex.
“Amazing Alex has a set of 35 fully interactive objects just waiting to be set in motion. Fans can set the objects up to bounce, pop, ricochet, bash, and crash into each other and create an elaborate Rube Goldberg device! With a houseful of toys to play with, there’s more than one right answer. Fans can share their most creative solutions with friends and see what they came up with. With 100 challenging levels across four fun-filled locations, there’s a whole world of creations to explore!
It’s not just about playing existing levels – anyone can design their own! Fans can create their own challenges and share them, either with friends or with the whole world. With other fans constantly creating and uploading new levels, there are always new challenges to check out!”
Team Pok Pok, a Sydney based indie game development team released Captain Skyro, a physics puzzle game for the iOS and Android platforms for $0.99. In the game Captain Skyro, the captain’s “team” executed a mutiny booting him off their sky ship. You must guide Captain Skyro from cloud to cloud to help his rise through the sky to recapture his ship. You do this by flinging him using a similar mechanic to Angry Birds except you aim vertically rather than horizontally. You pull back aim and let go. Each cloud contains a wooden dowel he must catch his hook on. If he misses he falls. If he falls often enough you lose and the game ends. We don’t see anything super innovative in this game but like many mobile games priced a $0.99 playing Captain Skyro could kill time when are on commuting, waiting on a line, or taking a dump.
Here’s the description from Team Pok Pok:
“A mutiny has been staged and the captain has been forced to walk the plank. The Captain Skyro game takes you on a swashbuckling adventure through the clouds. Pirates, treasure and challenging enemies abound as you climb your way into the sky to reclaim your ship.
The mobile game consists of 40 levels spanning across 4 worlds. Progressing through the game, you will be introduced to new and evolving environments as well as dynamic and tricky enemies as you make your way to the top of each world to challenge the pirate boss.
With the initial release on the Android Market, Captain Skyro is now available for iPhone and iPad. The iOS version also has Game Center support to track achievements and compare high scores with your friends.
Captain Skyro’s gameplay is both fun and accessible while each level requires speed, skill and strategy to avoid the enemies, collect the treasure and complete the challenges. With unfolding levels of difficulty Capitan Skyro is a challenge and a delight for game players of all ages and skill levels.
Alpium Entertainment released Magnetz, a downloadable puzzle game for Android priced at $1.99. In Magnetz gamers must use magnets (Surprise surprise) to guide the round balls to the goals, collecting stars to build their scores which rise as they collect more balls. (more…)
Finland based Kukouri Games plan to release their first iOS game called Foozles. Based on the game play trailer it looks like Foozles must require the gamers to draw something like planks to guide the Foozles from the entrance to the exit of each puzzle level. We have seen at least one PC game employ this kind of gameplay before. Kukouri describes Foozles as “a skill based puzzle game with exceptionally strong audiovisual style that differentiates it from other puzzle games.”
Foozles Release Dates
Finland October 26th for 1.59.
WorldWide Nov 9th for $2.18.
UK based Ice Flame Studios released their first video game called Aiko Island for the IPhone ($0.99) and IPad ($1.99), a physics based game with 125 puzzles. In Aiko Island you have to Save the Cookies from the evil Red Aiko. You have rid the island of these Red Aiko’s by poppinr or dropping them without losing any Blue Aikos.