What is HexRoto you may ask? Well, HexRoto HD ($0.99- iPAD ONLY) by Hill Stone Animation Studios is a puzzle game that’ll have you thinking every single move you make. In the game there’s colored balls in each level. Your objective is to get the certain colored ball in the appropriate highlighted position. Trying to move the balls correctly takes strategy. To move the ball you want all you have to do is tap on a certain ball to rotate all the other balls clockwise. A little confusing, eh? Trust me it’ll make a lot more sense when you start playing the game! As you move on
through the 45 levels, the difficulty gradually increases over time. More balls are required to be rotated which takes a lot more thinking then rotating 2 or 3 balls. To achieve 3 stars on a level you must rotate everything in the least amount of moves as possible. The more moves you make, the less amount of stars you’ll gain. This in turn makes you want to come back to the game to test your brains capability and acquire more stars. With that all said, HexRoto HD is a great little puzzle game to exercise the ol’ brain, but it’s missing a few things to me. Some mind stimulating music in the background while playing would be great. When I hear silence in a puzzle game it makes me over think. That’s just me. Also, GameCenter support would be a nice little update. The biggest thing I feel it’s missing is a time challenge mode. I would love to race against the clock to get all the balls where they need
to be. Overall the game is a nice little puzzler, but to me I feel it needs a little more to be just perfect. My final rating is 3.5 out 5. If you like puzzle games then you can go check out HexRoto HD (iPad only app) for a mere $0.99. Don’t have an iPad? Then don’t worry! You can download HexRoto for iPhone and iPod Touch for $0.99 also! Not sure if you want to play the game yet? Then go check out some gameplay footage that I found below.
If your reading my words right now chances are your not much of a book person. But what if you had a game that was a blend of a book and a game all at once? That unique blend can best be described with one simple word, gamebook. And that is exactly what this game is except with a lot more RPG elements than others of its kind. Apparently this game was adapted from an actual book series so if you a fan of the books then youll probably love this adaption.
Starting off you are given the selection of starting your adventure in the first Fabled Lands gamebook or the second one. I don’t think the storyline differs between the two but just to be safe I stuck with the first one. You have the ability to choose between 6 different classes and whether your character is male or female. Your class certainly changes some of the decisions of the game and the way you play it so there is tons of replay value to be had here. So as to not ruin the experience for you I will not give away any details of the story as that is the main element of the game and for you to interpret on your own.
Overall this is a breathtaking game that puts the reins in your hands and lets you choose your in-game destiny. With tons of replayability and many different situations this one will last you a while. I give it a 4.5/5.
*please note that some of these situations e.g(poison ivy) are not actually in the game and were used for comedic effect.
If you’re looking for a physics-based challenging puzzle game then you’ve found the right post! I’d like to commend you on that, because you have just stumbled upon an AMAZING game, hence the name Amazing Breaker. Amazing Breaker [$0.99] by Dekovir, Inc. is an addictive little game that’ll keep you up in the wee hours of the night. The main goal of this game is to use the assorted bombs to blast the various ice sculptures into smithereens. To move onto the next level you have to destroy 90% of the sculpture or you’ll have to replay the level and keep trying until you finally do destroy the minimum required. The hardest part of this game is trying to collect 3 stars for every single level. You only earn 1 star from destroying 90% of the sculpture, 2 stars for 95%, and 3 for 100%. That means that you have to destroy everything, even the little teeny shards that are left over to achieve 3 stars. In that said, there’s no question in the ton of replaying you could do in this game. If your not into getting 3 stars on each level then you still have over 80 well constructed levels to choose from once you finish the game to replay.
What blew my mind when I first saw the game was it’s stunning graphics. Every level has a different ice sculpture. One level you might see a rose, the next level you might see a toilet. That then means each sculpture needs to be destroyed using the different bombs that are available in that level. All you have to do is pullback on the “slingshot” and release and that’s it! Each bomb has their own special characteristics. The spike bomb is just a simple bomb that explodes on contact. The split bomb can be used the same way as the spike bomb, but if you tap on the screen before you make contact with the ice sculpture then the bomb splits into 3 mini crystal bombs that explode once something near it explodes. It’s like a chain reaction. The ghost bomb can go through the ice and explode in the middle of it (or wherever you direct it to of course). The helicopter bomb drops off 3 crystal bombs sort of like the split bomb. That’s pretty much all there is to this game. My final rating is 9/10. It’s probably one of the most addictive games I’ve ever played. If your looking for a fun challenging game then go give Amazing Breaker [$0.99] a go. The game comes with Game Center support, Retina graphics, and 80 levels to keep you busy before more levels are added.