Anyone hoping for a good schooling in Nordic folklore is going to be seriously disappointed with "Wisp: Eira's Tale," as there's precious little 'tale' to be found within. If you came here looking for an impeccably designed casual adventure/action puzzle game, however, you're in a lot of luck!
The videogame industry celebrates death and destruction on a massive scale, so isn't it nice to know you can still have fun building stuff? This title is so unique that it practically defies genre categorization, but I've decided to think of it as a brilliant physics puzzler that should appeal to a wide variety of iOS gamers.
We’ve got two top-rated games and a total of ten promo codes up for grabs this week! First up is Groundbreaking Games’ action-packed and addictive Puckerz!, which just received a massive new update. iPad owners who like their games quirky, cute and drop dead gorgeous are in for a real treat too with the HD version of Grove Keeper by CGMatic Co.
What's this then, an iPhone game that takes a timely satirical swipe at the unscrupulous financial fat cats who've all but brought the world economy to its knees? Sadly, and in spite of Greedy Bankers boasting a unique political cartoon-ish art style, in name only. Instead Alistair Aitcheson's assured debut is a surprisingly compelling and sassy twist on the ol' Tetris style falling block/color matching puzzle mechanic.
Mugeaters never explain what a "Woozzle" is exactly, but Action Puzzle fans looking for something a little off the beaten track will likely forgive them this one trespass. Extremely well polished and excellently fleshed out, this one is a must-have for genre fans - and for that matter, anybody able to resist the lullaby of its ultra-soothing, nature-friendly presentation.
If Big Pixel were aiming to out-cute practically every other game on the App Store with Land-a Panda, they succeed with flying colors. This physics-based puzzler, which tasks you with reuniting a pair of star-crossed panda bears who (repeatedly) find themselves at opposite ends of intricate up-in-the-air obstacle courses, oozes charm and off-kilter charisma from every black and white pore.
I wouldn't normally begin a review by immediately gushing over the game's sound design, but, honestly, it was the pounding techno score that made me sit up and start paying closer attention to Puckerz! - a title that, before playing, I'd hastily written off as a generic Peggle clone. Needless to say, these electrifying beats being fused to some of the fastest and most furiously thrilling arcade action yet seen on iOS shattered my expectations of this title entirely.
Tired of an apparently never ending barrage of bland puzzle games that seem content to rehash the ol' Match-3 formula without ever really contributing much in the way of innovation or originality to the genre? Well, never fear folks, because Spearhead Entertainment's Captain Puzzle is here to save the day with a colorful comic book aesthetic, tongue-in-cheek titular character who, hilariously, looks like a cross between Superman and Johnny Bravo, and over 50 levels of fun-packed action puzzling.
Although things are picking up now with a flurry of great games, let's be honest, to begin with, January was a pretty slow month for the App Store in terms of notable new releases. The upshot of this lull? It gave me an opportunity to catch up on a few indie titles that somehow slipped under my radar during 2010. One such game I found myself playing quite a bit was Burning Bubbles LAB, a Bust a Move-esque mash-up of Match-3 puzzle game and shooter.