Recommended games in Puzzle
"Easy to Love" - A Good Snowman is Hard gets perfect 5/5 from Gamezebo
Oh my gosh this game. This game.
If you dilute it down to its most basic elements, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build is basically sokoban – a very common sort of puzzle game that has you pushing blocks around various environments. I remember having a similar kind of game on my very first cell phone, which at the time was impressive because it had a color display and a built-in camera. So yes, sokoban is a classic puzzle genre that I’ve always enjoyed quite a bit.
Posted December 15, 2015 via Gamezebo
If Monument Valley were a music game, it would be Maestria
A beautiful isometric world is a strange place for a simple puzzle game. But wow does it set the mood for the story of the game.
In Maestria the goal of the game is to ring the bells in a certain order with a ring that proceeds out from the main character, Fugue’s body. The distance from Fugue will determine the order of ringing. But the task gets trickier as the game progresses with obstacles and more.
Maestria is a great little $1.99 gem of a zen-like puzzle game. With over 160 levels in multiple worlds, there’s a lot to explore.
Posted December 7, 2015 by Jeff Scott
A pretty little adventure — Brave & Little Adventure launched
This very well animated adventure game, Brave & Little Adventure will be familiar to Tiny Thief fans. It’s got all the charm of that game and even better graphics.
The story unfolds while playing as little red riding hood through a series of screens filled with puzzles and multiple characters. Each of the levels has one or more puzzles to solve and hidden objects to find. A fun little adventure and very well illustrated.
Posted November 30, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Tetris + Candy Crush Saga = Sorus Shield - Out now on iOS
Sorus Shield is an interesting beast. It has obvious influence from Tetris — but it’s also more of a level based puzzle game like Candy Crush Saga. And it works!
In this game the pieces move from bottom to top and match in the familiar way. The difference being that pieces can move freely when parts of them are matched. This game also riffs on the Tetris model by having multiple varieties of obstacles and variations on the theme that are added as the levels increase.
All in all, Sorus Shield is a fun little game that works really well on mobile.
Posted November 27, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Peaceful Color Changing Art Puzzle is the Setting for Cobe the Gallery
Cobe The Gallery is a very thoughtful and peaceful puzzle game. In this blocky art puzzle game colors must be changed all to a single color within a certain number of moves. This is done by rolling over color blocks onto other colors. The way the color blocks fill in and move is a very specific order that is explained within the game. Cobe the Gallery contains 81 different puzzles.
Cobe the Gallery is offered free in the App Store with no ads. Hints are available to purchase, beyond the included free hints.
Posted November 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Skylanders Again Brings Their Whole Console Game to iOS, and this time Apple TV in Skylanders SuperChargers
Activision has once again brought their entire console game for a Skylanders franchise title to iOS and now the new Apple TV. In this edition, evil has taken over and Skylanders must fight via land, sea, and air using an nearly endless list of unique and modifiable vehicles. This edition also includes support for but does not require the Skylanders SuperChargers starter pack, a bluetooth base station that includes a controller, a couple Skylanders characters, and a vehicle. The starter pack is available via Amazon for $69. There are also dozens more additional characters and vehicles available. Additional vehicles and characters are available to purchase in the game without the base station.
On Apple TV, the initial start-up time was about six minutes (will vary greatly based on your home internet speed), which isn’t great. But additional loads were not bad as they seemed to happen in the background as cut scenes were playing. Siri remote support is there, but a controller is pretty much required as the Siri remote support is horrible.
Overall the game is impressive, and well done. It’s a great look at what console developers can do on the Apple TV and iOS. Let’s all hope we will see more like this.
Posted November 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott
The Craftsman Has Left a Series of Puzzles in The Room 3 from Fireproof Games
The Room was a pleasant and unexpected surprise when it was first released. As was The Room 2. This third installment builds on the past games and brings the graphics up to an unbelievable level.
In The Room 3 you are tasked with solving a series of lushly designed puzzles set by someone known as “The Craftsman.” The whole game is a mystery solved through these virtual / physical puzzles that you poke at, manipulate, and move to solve for the next clue. Set some time aside for this one, you won’t want to stop playing it.
The Room 3 is fantastic and one of the reasons that makes mobile gaming so great. Unique releases, done really well.
Posted November 4, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Slash Hero is a genre mash-up with candy, monsters, and costumes. Oh my.
Slashy Hero is a little bit maze game. A little but dungeon crawler. A little bit path drawing, hack and slash, costume collecting, and well, a whole lot more. The goal of the game is to traverse the rooms avoiding the bad guys and collecting the candy. Each room has an objective that must be completed before the exit opens. Along the way there will be big old bosses, the previously mentioned mazes and bad guys, and lots of candy to collect. While it’s a halloween themed game, it’s fun to play just about anytime.
Posted November 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott