Mobile Monday №77
Some things in life you take for granted. Some things are always there and you never even stop to realize how important they are to you. These things fill a gap that only exists when they aren't there, leaving you free to live your life without disturbance. That is, until the day your keyboard goes on the fritz and you have to use a funky backup from the closet. Oh, ergonomic bliss, how your comfortable shape has molded my soul! Also: games are below.
Piyo Blocks 2 - The extremely colorful puzzle matching game is back with a sequel worthy of bearing the number "2". Slide your finger across the screen to swap blocks and make matches of three or more like colors. You can even string combos together for extra points, and the occasional power-up adds a nice destructive flair to the experience. Four single player modes are available, along with a brand new two player mode you'll have a great time toying around with. A lot of content for a match-3 game, and it looks and sounds great, too!
LandFormer - An interesting mutation of a familiar style of puzzle. LandFormer challenges you to use a set of pattern blocks to make every square on a grid flat. Some areas will be raised and mountainous, while others will be low valleys. To get them back to sea level, simply place pieces from the sides of the screen on the grid. Of course, the pieces never quite fit, so you have to come up with the best combination to make sure you don't end up with a single mountain sticking out of nowhere. The pixel art is lovely and makes an otherwise semi-standard puzzle game really pop from the crowd.
Moxie 2 - More Moxie for you! The thoughtful word game of strategy returns with more challenges and a daily puzzle feature. An empty grid sits in front of you and letter tiles appear one at a time on the right. Spell words using these letters, swapping them whenever possible to score points. New in the sequel are pre-set word challenges that fill the grid with tough words to see if you can get a global high score. It's tough, for sure, but an extremely satisfying word game.
Jump O'Clock - One-button arcade games have found a receptive home on the iTunes App Store. Jump O'Clock is one of these simple action games. Work your way to the top of the block by tapping the screen to jump from gear to gear. Collect enough shinies and you can perform a super jump to get some real height. The higher you go, the more difficult things become, introducing spikes, electric gears, and tons more dangers. A great-looking game that plays smooth and has that pull that'll keep you coming back for more.
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