Having already made a splash on most every other gaming platform, from Wii to PSP, Eko Software now team up with BulkyPix to bring their fun Lemmings style puzzler, Aqua Panic, to iDevices. And while its touchscreen control scheme is a bit fiddly to begin with, for the best part, the game, which sees the player guiding a school of fish through a series of topsy-turvy levels filled with traps, is quite compelling.
Time for a confession - having glanced at a few screenshots and quickly scanned the app description, I wrote Push Panic off as just another mildly entertaining variation on the old match-three puzzle formula. Could I have been more wrong?. Later, hunched over my iPod, beads of perspiration on my brow, fingers dancing about the screen as I frantically tried and tried again to conquer a particularly tricky level, I realized I wasn't just hooked; I was in love. Yes, Push Panic is that good.
Burrow is the creation of a husband and wife team with no previous programming or application development knowledge. Not that you'd know it, because the game boasts a charming hand-drawn art style and oodles of seriously polished and addictive gameplay.
The Voxel Agents chug back into town with a superbly designed followup to their original "Train Conductor." As a standout traffic management game it oozes style and quality in equal amounts, but most who step aboard this train will wish the ride were longer.