Petal Crash is a gorgeous-looking, retro-styled action puzzler that’s just landed on the App Store. It’s got a great mixture of single and multiplayer modes, and if you loved the heyday of games like Columns or Puzzle Fighter then you’re almost certainly going to fall for this one.
The game sees you pushing blocks around a grid. They’ll slide until they hit something. If they hit a block of the same hue they’ll explode, sending more blocks flying out. It’s a simple idea, but it opens up a whole world of puzzling possibilities.
There are different characters to choose from, and a campaign mode that lets you experience their stories. You can also chase high scores in solo mode and solve tricky challenges in the puzzle mode. Here’s a trailer.
There’s also a head-to-head multiplayer mode that lets you play against other petal crashers, or you can take on computer controlled characters if you’d prefer. Basically there’s a lot going on, and it all looks pretty awesome.