Arrows Puzzle Game: Written and Video iPhone App Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, we’re incredibly partial to puzzle games. There’s just something about them that gets our gears going like none other. Now, that might have a lot to do with our need to boost our mental ego, but either way, Arrows Puzzle Game by developer Local Aliens is an absolutely incredible title for the iPhone. The game shows a whole lot of promise, and with a wealth of content already available for you to play through, it’s an absolutely ace fit for any iOS puzzler fan. For our full review, you need only to scroll on down below the break!
Concept and Gameplay
Arrows Puzzle Game may fit into the same physics puzzler genre as a lot of other titles to have appeared on the scene recently, but don’t think for a second that that means it’s an Angry Birds clone. Far from it, the app is an absolutely triumphant wave of new innovation for the field. Essentially, the app has you directing gravity-based arrows around a board of obstacles, landing them in their corresponding orbs. Doing so for each orb on the board will win the level, and of course, doing this quickly is rewarded. All of this gets wonderfully complicated rather quickly as you deal with power up squares, transporters, wrap around physics, and a number of other elements that add spice to the gameplay. All in all, it’s an absolutely rock-solid concept, and one that the developers have really let loose with. The pacing is spaced well enough that you’re constantly being rewarded with new brain challenges to solve, as well as new gameplay to work through. It’s a beautiful mix, and we simply cannot get enough of it.
Graphics and Design
The overall design of both the levels and menus of Arrows Puzzle Game is absolutely divine, so we’re not going to waste time talking about it much. What we will say is this: If you’ve got one of those new-fangled iPads, you really need to try the game on the Retina display. It looks unbelievably gorgeous, and though we had a similar experience on the smaller iPhone, the overall effect with the larger, more high-definition screen is simply astonishing. It’s a bang-up effort, and one that we cannot recommend enough.
Which is more or less what we have to say about the app itself! The game is an excellent addition to any iOS gamers repertoire, and it arrives with enough new concepts to truly make a splash. If you’ve been waiting for some new puzzler to help you kill the morning commute with, we highly suggest you go with this one. It’s got great graphics, a free price tag, enough levels to keep your initial thirst satisfied, and a concept that really does take weeks to master. And to us, that’s a winner all the way around.
Arrows Puzzle Game 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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