Where's My Water 2 brings more of the same great puzzle gameplay from the original Where's My Water, along with new challenges, themed ducks to collect through achievements, and more than 100 levels to solve, but there is one huge problem. The freemium model requires that you connect with Facebook and bug your friends (if you have friends playing the game) to give you more energy to keep playing. Otherwise, you'll be forced to wait longer and longer amounts of time to replenish your energy or pay real money for energy refills. For the freemium model alone, … Read more
Steam Puzzle for Mac offers a classic single-player puzzle game that's easy to learn and much harder to stop playing. This is a demo version of the game with no apparent limitations.
We downloaded Steam Puzzle for Mac and ran it out of the box, as there's no installation beyond extracting the binary from a ZIP file. The game features stylish graphics and a funny storyline. When we launched the app, the first thing it did was ask us to select our preferred language and resolution. We selected one too big for our display, and there was no … Read more
Glow Puzzle Free takes a classic game -- connecting dots on a piece of paper -- and makes it into a fun, attractive, easy-to-play iOS game. The concept is an old one. Onscreen are a number of dots and lines. You need to connect every dot on the screen without doubling back with your finger. So if you tap a dot, you cannot tap it again unless completing another line. It's easy at first, but as you progress in levels you'll really need to think about what order to connect your lines.
The game starts with a series … Read more
Top Crossword Puzzles Free includes thousands of challenging crosswords with nifty features and a great layout. The app could rely just on the strengths of its numerous crosswords, but it doesn't and that's a true blessing. It's a real treat for anyone who likes crosswords, even if they aren't very good at them.
Top Crossword Puzzles Free rounds up crosswords from all sorts of sources. It uses crosswords from respected sites like "The L.A. Times" and "The N.Y. Times," and updates them as regularly as the sites, themselves. You can … Read more
Limbo for iOS is a spooky, and award-winning, indie puzzle-platformer, which first made its name on Xbox 360 and now is out for iOS. The touch-screen controls are spot on, making it a great purchase for any iOS device, but you might be left wanting more.
The storyline is both straightforward and mysterious, with only this line as an introduction from developer Playdead: "Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters Limbo." That's all you have to go on at the beginning of the game, but through trial and error, you'll quickly learn the swipe … Read more
Swipea Tangram Puzzles for Kids Buildings & Houses is a well-designed app with a strong puzzle mechanic, but some questionable choices related to control and distribution. The result is an app that your children will enjoy playing if they like puzzles, but that will almost certainly cause frustration to either them or you depending on how it is used.
Swipea Tangram Puzzles for Kids Buildings & Houses is very much the same as the other Swipea apps, so if you've played another one, it will work the same. If you haven't, the interface is designed to mimic the … Read more
Swipea Tangram Puzzles for Kids Dogs combines the same popular formula that Swipea has become known for with images of dogs to create yet another flawed but ultimately fun experience for your iOS device. While there are certainly some issues with the controls and a pricing model that can be very frustrating, Swipea's Tangram puzzle apps are engaging for young and older minds, alike.
Swipea's Tangram Puzzles are well crafted. In fact, everything in this app is crafted with tangram pieces, to the point that it can be rather frustrating, trying to navigate the menus. Once past this, … Read more
Swipea Tangram Puzzles for Kids Games & Sports is one of this publisher's many apps with the same functions and slightly different puzzles, which is okay because the underlying experience is still fun. While there are certainly issues with controls and the response of the app to certain inputs, the overall experience provided by Swipea's Tangram apps is very good, and for children who enjoy puzzles or Tangram in particular, it is quite enjoyable.
Installation is easy and setup only takes a moment. One of the major issues you'll find with all of Swipea's apps is … Read more
Swipea Tangram Puzzles for Kids Wild Animals marries the classic tangram puzzle formula Swipea is known for on iOS with wild animals--a children's staple. The result is a well-made app that works as intended, but has some potentially frustrating issues related to its interface and controls.
Having tested numerous Swipea tangram puzzle apps, we know that the interface here is the same as in matching apps. So there are the same issues that you will find in the others, including an initially confusing menu system that uses abstract tangram pieces for buttons with no labels. This is a small … Read more
Lacking any advanced graphics and with limited playing options, Picture Puzzle for Mac's ability to use JPG images makes it a playable game for a limited time. While users can take their own images and scramble them, the click-and-drag style of navigating the puzzle is limiting, as is the counter scoring system.
Picture Puzzle for Mac's main menu lacks any of the advanced graphics seen in other, similar games. This includes motion menus and animations, which are completely absent. The user can select a photo from their computer for use. The photo loads into the main window, and … Read more