Einstein’s Riddle: Logic Puzzling at its Finest

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Einstein’s Riddle: iPhone App Written Review

Einstein's Riddle for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Do you like logic puzzles? Do you wish you could take a few with you on the run, say on your iPhone for use during the morning commute? If so (and you’re looking for a real doozy of a puzzle, to boot) then pony up, Cowboy! Einstein’s Riddle by developer Smartarium brings a classic to the iOS platform. Using a riddle created by the greatest math mind of all time, the app allows puzzle fans and gamers alike to enjoy a simply smashing, challenging time on the iPhone. For our full review of this puzzler, check below beyond the break!

Concept and Gameplay

In every possible sense of the word, Einstein’s Riddle is a classic logic puzzle. It has all the variables that we look for including . . . well, variables! In the game, the player must arrange a set of items to match the given rules. These items are such points as the nationalities of the five characters involved, the color of their houses, the pets they own, the cigarettes they smoke (or don’t smoke) and the alcohol they drink. The player must leverage the rules given to them to discern the missing points, and to get everything just so. Once this has been accomplished, the game has been bested. However, the fun hardly stops there! You see, with every new reboot, the app will rearrange all the rules and items to provide the player with yet another inviting puzzle. In essence, you’ll be playing a new game each and every time you play with Einstein’s Riddle. And to us, that adds up to one heck of a lot of value.

Design and Graphics

Einstein's Riddle for iPhone

Einstein's Riddle for iPhone

Though hardly ornate, the interface used within Einstein’s Riddle is certainly pleasant. It’s got a nice, paper scroll sort of appeal that coincides well with the classic tone and brainy nature of the puzzle at hand. Furthermore, the animations are lovely. However, our favorite point was the ease with which we could arrange the various elements. We merely needed to move an house with our fingers, or add a pet to a different stack to change the order of our puzzle solution. This made the whole affair simple, easy, and most importantly, quite a lot of fun!

Overall Value

We’ll spin it to you this way: Einstein’s Riddle is a free logic puzzler in the App Store with a classic appeal, a wealth of challenge, and an engaging graphics set. In other words, if you’re into the genre and want an ideal title for your iPhone, there’s no better place to start than with Einstein’s Riddle. We highly recommend it, and with Einstein himself behind the riddle, you know you’re getting a quality installment. All in all, give Einstein’s Riddle a test drive!

Einstein's RiddleEinstein’s Riddle requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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