There are 72 increasingly challenging levels of 3D cube style puzzle fun sure to pull you in. If you’re ready to try a new kind of puzzle, or find other games just fall flat, you’ll love our iPhone app review of iCube.
Concept & Gameplay:
In iCube you will utilize in-app physics to guide a silver ball to the exit of a multilayered, three dimensional maze. Mazes come in three different sizes (4×4, 5×5 and 6×6). There are three collections in each size, ranging in difficulty from easy to hard.
But to get started, you might want to give the training levels a quick peak. This game gets hard, but you’ll be surprised how quickly you pick up the mechanics and start solving puzzles faster every time.
There are two different ways to control the ball as you make your way through a maze. Gravity is your friend in the iCube iPhone app. And technically you can control your ball through your iPhone’s stellar accelerometer.
We suggest using one or two fingers to rotate the cube. There’s also an awesome pinch to zoom feature that can help you find the best way out of tricky mazes.
What looks like a simple maze app at first glance is definitely a lot more. Dozens of unlockable achievements, OpenFeint and Game Center integration add a competitive edge to the iCube iPhone app. You’ll be racing the clock and jamming out to the game’s pulsing techno theme track in no time.
Layout & Design:
Accessing game menus and options in the iCube iPhone app is a simple affair. Levels are organized by size and difficulty and unlock as you play.
During gameplay more design features come in to play, including an on-screen skin randomizer. Choose a color combo, then tap the winterize option for a whole frosted feel we really dig.
The levels themselves are works of art, towering and intricate with true 3D representation. Once you master the gameplay UI design subtleties such as shading really shine.
There is also an iPad version of iCube called iCube HD. This app makes full use of the iPad’s screen space for a splendid user experience. If you’re an iPad user make sure you get the HD version of this app.
For all the funk background colors and trance beats, the idea behind the iCube iPhone app is deceptively basic. The addition of a time element and the game’s ability to truly challenge players put this app at the head of the maze app pack.
We predict you’ll find iCube addictive in its simplicity. At just $.99 you should get it now. You can thank us later.
iCube iPhone app requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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