Puzzle Man 3: Written iPhone Game Review
Sometimes the only thing we need in life is something to keep our mind occupied. Whether you’re looking to kill time or take a five-minute break from work, there’s nothing better than a great casual game that you can play anywhere.
Concept and Gameplay:
Jigsaw puzzles, though frustrating at times, can be one of the most rewarding hobbies there is. You can spend countless hours and days solving a single puzzle, but when it’s completed you can glue it together and show it off to the rest of the world. Puzzle Man 3 allows you to do the same thing, only digitally.
The main screen of Puzzle Man 3 gives you quick and easy access to everything available in the game. From here, you can start a new game, continue an existing puzzle, read the instructions on how to play the game, and tweak settings via the options menu. Starting a new puzzle is as easy as opening a box and dumping the pieces on a table. You can choose from a wide variety of preinstalled images, all of which are visually spectacular.
Once you’ve decided on an image, you can set up the puzzle’s difficulty and watches the pieces are scattered around your screen. From there, all you have to do is tap a puzzle piece to rotate it. Placing matching puzzle pieces next reach other automatically connects them, which makes creating larger pieces extremely easy.
Puzzle Man 3 is probably one of the best jigsaw puzzle games I’ve ever come across. While many similar games feature perks like boosts and other aids, Puzzle Man 3 is beautifully simple. Plus I really love the fact that the amount of time spent solving each puzzle is recorded because it’s yet another challenging aspect of the game.
Another great feature of Puzzle Man 3 is the ability to change a puzzle’s difficulty. This means casual players don’t have to sift through an overwhelming sea of puzzle pieces, but more advanced players are able to put their skills to the test. Plus you can solve the same puzzle on multiple difficulty settings.
Lastly, Puzzle Man 3 is universally compatible with both iPhone and iPad. While it’s very easy to play on the iPhone’s small screen, I imagine it’s nothing short of spectacular on the iPad. Heck, you might never buy an actual jigsaw puzzle again!
Puzzle Man 3 is available for free in the App Store, but there’s a $2.99 option to unlock the full version of the game. This will disable ads and allow you to upload your own photos to create custom puzzles. There are also many exclusive puzzles you can purchase within the app. Even if you don’t decide to upgrade to the full version, Puzzle Man 3 is still a pleasure to play and I definitely recommend it.
Puzzle Man 3 is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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