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Two Dots: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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If you look at the first image of TwoDots by Betaworks One, you’ll think like I did: another connect the dots point scoring game.  Not exactly.
Look at the second image. If you can get 4 yellow dots to form a square, that will knock out all the yellow squares on the board. 
The object of the game is to solve the 130 levels. Each level will have a slightly different objective. For example, you may be given 20 moves to somehow eliminate 15 yellow dots and 15 red dots. The key strategy, almost always, is to get those square chains, which can be difficult.
At the moment, I’m on level 105 or thereabouts.
Is there a Candy Crush element to TwoDots? Yes, but because there is a lot of randomness and invitations to purchase more lives.
When I run out of lives on TwoDots, I switch to Folt, until I run out of lives on that game.
Both games have a much better than Candy Crush.
TwoDots is fun!

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The Impossible Dodging Game: free point scoring game for iphone, ipad

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Diego Acevedo is the author of The Impossible Dodging Game. The object is to place your man, a small square, anywhere on the board and then dodge the oncoming traffic of rectangles that fall from above. You can slide your man side to side & up and down.

I like this game a lot because things start off nice and slow and very gradually speed up.  My high score so far is 279.

This is the kind of game where I say I’ll play it a few times, but end up playing it for a month.

Diego also created the Impossible Cube Maze Game,
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Tiles – Relaxing Puzzle Game

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Andrew Kite and Joseph Falzon’ Tiles – Relaxing Puzzle Game is a topology puzzle app game.

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The object is to start at one yellow square, end at the other and pass through all the orange tiles. When an orange tile is passed over, it turns blue and can no longer be traveled on again.

Look at the second image. See the orange square with the red border? It must be traversed twice.  Also, see the black squares all connected? They act as train tracks.  The orange square on it will travel to pick you up and will drop you off anywhere on the tracks.

I’ve done a lot topology puzzle apps.  See the list below. Yes, I’ve done thousands of levels.
I like this game – particularly because of the train tracks.  I solved all 75 levels of this game, but they took a while.

One thing I thought was a bit confusing at first: look at the last image.  See the arrows that point down? They must be landed on from the tile above.  Once you’re on those squares you do not have to continue downward.

Some other good topology games:
Lines Numeric Fun
Space Dots
Just Routes
Square Time
Numeric Paranoia
Number Painting
Water Colors
Colors the Addictive Game
Number Escape
Flow Draw A Line
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IQube Lite: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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IQube Lite is a rolling cube puzzle game. I’ve seen numerous mechanical versions and a bunch of virtual games.  The object is to roll your cubes around to create various patterns.
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Definitely okay, but not original or particularly fun. Then again, I’ve done so many of these in the past. Give it a try.
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Level: A Simple Puzzle Game by Starch Inc. Free!

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Starch is short for Stacie Archer, who recently contacted me about Level: A Simple Puzzle Game.
The object is to level off the rectangles by transferring the circles, squares & triangles from beam to beam.

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1 triangle = 2 circles.  1 Square = 1 triangle + 1 circle.  I think!  The black shapes never move.  The white shapes with the blank centers are negative valued.

There are 80 levels and I’ve done about 25.  They go pretty quickly, then get tricky.
The graphics are very good.  Give it a try.  Add your thoughts to the comments down below.
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Exit the Tunnels – An Army Puzzle: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Galia Aviram has created a maze puzzle app game that requires you to navigate the drone soldier to the enemy’s ammunition hideout.  Seems kind of easy, but these are pretty tough.

Doors open only 1 way. There’s a lot of backtracking.  See the yellow keys in the second image? Passing over 1 of them will open a specific door someplace else.

There are only 25 levels and I’ve solved 9 of them. These are really good puzzles. However, there are too many ads and the graphics could be so much better. Also, we’ve seen this type of maze/door puzzle before. I’m not sure if these puzzle levels are original. But they are challenging and solving 25 is plenty.

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Puzzlations: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Puzzlation comes from Kevin Brain (Good last name.)  As you can see from the images, it’s an edge-matching puzzle app game.  Here’s what’s particularly good: you can adjust the settings from easy to hard. Kevin makes a distinction between Corner Match & Edge Match, but they’re really the same thing.  When he means Corner Match, he’s referring to each side having 2 colors.

Tiles can be swapped. On the harder levels, tiles can only be slid. A lot harder.

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CubeTraz: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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CubeTraz is a  free maze like puzzle app game for the iphone, ipad.  The object is to slide your red cube to the yellow cube.  Look at the diagram above: you can travel in 3 dimensions.
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See the gray blocks with arrows? If you crash into them, they will send your man in that direction.

There are 180 levels, I’ve done all the free ones – 15 or so.
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Buffalooh: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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About 2 years ago I wrote about Grooh . About 6 months ago I wrote about Colorooh. I really liked both games a lot. The same company has recently produced Buffalooh.

Buffalooh resembles Fling and Lunar Lockout.  The object is to bump the bison one at a time off the grid until only 1 is left.  Bonus points for you if the last buffalo standing is golden.  There are 50 of these levels and they’re good!

Here’s where the game is different from Fling: If the bison is going to crash into another bison’s flank, he will occupy that bison’s space.  If the bison crashes into him head-on, he will land in the square right before him. Finally, if he crashes into the bison’s rear end, that bison will then gallop off in that direction.

There is another game within the app that is very similar called Coins.  Here, the object is still to get 1 bison left standing. The second objective is to have the departing bison pick up the gold coins on their way out.  Again, 50 levels.

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Another version is called Happy 3. Here the object is to end up with 3 buffalos, but they must end up on specific squares.  I’ve done all of these levels and enjoyed them. Some are too easy though.

The fourth version of Buffalooh is a timed exercise. How many of the regular puzzles can you solve before time runs out. I’m #5 on the Leaderboard.

Buffalooh is definitely worth your leisure time! It’s free!

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Light ‘em Up: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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David Allan recently contacted me about his puzzle app game Light ‘em Up: Only Smart Players Can Win. As you can see from the images, you must rotate the pipes in order to bring the electricity to the light bulbs.  I raced through the first 20 puzzle levels in about 10 minutes then got stuck on 21. Why? Because there’s a time limit and it’s impossible to tap/rotate the tiles in the time allotted. I did send David an email about this, but got no response.

I’m not a big fan of the pipe rotating genre. One very interesting exception is Amid Worlds. Although technically it’s more of a laser puzzle.
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