FDG Entertainment released Expand It! , a physics puzzle game consumers can download for the IPhone & IPod Touch for $0.99 and for $1.99 to their IPad device.
Expand It ! features Rainbow Dinosaurs who expand when they get excited. You tap the Rainbow Dinosaur to inflate them so they can reach the rainbow and you move onto the next level. As you progress the levels get more difficult where you have to coordinate the timing of the taps. We have seen elements of this game play before but FDG Entertainment’s execution looks unique. Kids and families will enjoy this game as well puzzle game fans.
Imagine if your iOS device adopted the personality of Sheldon Cooper, one of the main characters on the show The Big Bang Theory, after he transforms into a super villain after surviving an explosive transfiguring lab accident. He knows he’s superior to you and possesses no patience with any humans.
This can happen to your phone when you buy Self Aware, an iOS puzzle game from Oregon based indie game developer Dingle for $0.99. The game Self Aware features “Stu” the main character who happens to be a renegade security software app that takes over your phone and presents you mini games and puzzles to solve so you can “recapture” control of your phone.
The puzzles leverage elements on your phone like your contact list where you have to guess which person in your contact list was inserted by “Stu”. Another mini game forces you to fly a plane around obstacles like Captain “Sully” Sullenberger. We haven’t seen a game this creative in a while.
Self Aware is a wildly original puzzle adventure that pits players against their own mobile devices as they match wits with a renegade security program named STU in a battle to free their phones from this omnipotent technological menace! Equal parts mini-game escapism, puzzle challenge, and mind-bending interactive entertainment experience, Self Aware is currently available for download on the App Store for $0.99 in the Games category.
The Security enhanced Turing-complete Universal program – or STU for short – is the most sophisticated mobile security application in the world, smart enough to keep you safe from any and all digital dangers. There’s just one problem. A freak code mutation occurred, STUs’ become self aware, and he’s taken your mobile device hostage! Now, with the help of a dedicated Dingle Techie customer support rep its up to you to outsmart this malevolent app and take back your mobile device. Best yet, this game features everything from logic puzzles and reflex testing arcade games, to virtual scavenger hunts and classic word based riddles to do just that!
Self Aware isn’t set up with traditional levels. Players start out on a mostly barren red hued screen that looks eerily similar to their normal iOS device’s home screen. The only difference is that when you click on an icon gamers are greeted with the smarmy STU and challenged to solve a riddle or complete a mini game. Every win unlocks either new icons and parts of STU’s operating system, bringing players one step closer to taking back their mobile devices! Tired of endless spins on the same basic games on your iPhone? Get self Aware and get into some action that’s as much meta-game as it is, well, game!
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 8.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Self Aware 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Italy based Bad Seed Entertainment released Sheep Up!, a top down puzzle platform bouncy bouncy tilt game for $0.99. You guide the single sheep through 20 levels by tilting your device as the sheep bounces along the path while avoiding the black chasm of death. (more…)
Independent game Developer Pentaloop released Candy Toss, a physics based puzzle game for the iOS game download priced at $0.99. Candy Toss features Melons and Mango the two main characters. Mango must feed Melon by tossing candy over, through and off various obstacles. The game has its moments but the game play looks a lot like many of the physics puzzle games submitted to us for reviews.
Vancouver, Canada based Grey Alien Games partnered with Hot Head Games to publish Spring Bonus, their seasonal themed match three puzzle game on iOS, Android and Nook devices. Summer Bonus offers match 3 puzzle lovers a spring themed game featuring cuddly bunnies, carrots, different colored Easter Eggs, carrots and flowers. Spring Bonus’ game play may not be the most unique in the world but if you like match 3 puzzle games you will like this one. We started playing the pc version and before we know it an hour passed by. Match 3 puzzle games hypnotize us. iOS users can get Spring Bonus for free with paid upgrades while Android and Nook users will have to pay $1.99. Kindle Fire and Windows Phone users can also by Spring Bonus for $1.99.
We came across a fantastic puzzle game for the iOS platform called Connectrode created by Deep Plaid Games who say Tetris, Drop7, Dr. Mario, and Bejeweled games all influenced the game design. Many many game developers and publishers uses the adjective “addictive” to describe their work. Rarely does it apply. In the case of Connectrode we use words hypnotically addictive to describe this great puzzle game. (more…)
Scotti Studios released a free version Save the Monster on the iOS Platform. Consumers can play this PacMan game clone on their iPhones, IPads and IPod Touch devices. In Save the Monster you help the cute cuddly little monster escape from the clutches of the evil robots by guiding him through maze looking level. In our opinion Save the Monster looks alot like Pacman or Ms Pacman. (more…)
Aiden Media and Reiner Knizia released a refreshed version of their puzzle logic game City of Secrets Skyline in anticipation of the launch of the 2.0 version of City of Secrets 2. In the first game you must create a skyline of a city based on the parameters set forth for the level. For example in one row only one building can be visible hence the name Skyline. Skyline requires logic and intelligence, traits we seem to lack since we are stuck on the very first level of the trainee mode. Consumers can download the game to their IPhone ($0.99) IPod Touch ($0.99) and their IPads both regular ($1.99) and HD versions ($1.99).
The aim of the game is to place buildings on the board in such a way that from a given point in a straight line, the specified number of buildings are visible. At first glance, nothing difficult. However, the 56 carefully designed levels, divided into four categories of difficulty, will provide even the most experienced players with hours of entertainment. For the winners, who beat all the levels of the game, there’s a special prize allowing players to unlock extra features in the upcoming ‘City of Secrets 2’ game.
* Clear and easy-to-understand rules.
* An addictive challenge for all logic puzzle lovers.
* 56 challenging levels, divided into 4 categories.
* A special prize, to be used in the upcoming City of Secrets 2 game.
Indie developer GameKlaus.com and Canadian XI-Art, Inc released Apple Craze, a physics puzzle game consumers can download to their IPhone, IPad and IPod Touches using iOS 4.3 for $0.99. Apple Craze takes place in Australia as ou guide a hungry Koala bear on his quest for apples while avoiding obstacles blah blah blah. We have played five levels and haven’t seen anything revolutionary or insane. (more…)
Angry Birds meets Where’s My Water” describes Sprinkle, a physics puzzle game from Mediocre Studios. You must use a water cannon mounted on a crane to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and activate traps. If you like Angry Birds or Where’s My Water you will like this game. (more…)