iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Do you love hangman-style puzzle apps? How about games with crosswords, guess ’em, pictionary and more? Love brain teasers? Then check out the new release from iOS developer Black Suede: Muddle, for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad!
In Muddle, you will attempt to progress through the ‘muddles’ of puzzles, by solving the question posed on screen using the letters at the bottom of the screen. Simply figure out the word (or phrase) that the puzzle refers to, and then drag the corresponding letters to the slots on screen. But watch out! The puzzles get tricky fast and aren’t just one or two types! Rather, the app includes:-Brain Teasers
-4 Pics 1 Word
-Guess the Logo
-Guess the Celebrity
and many, many more puzzles types, to name a few! Of course, these can definitely ‘muddle’ with your mind and the developers have thrown in a few hint options. However, using these hints or skips will cost you, and that’s where Muddle’s in-app purchases of coins starts to be needed. If you are really good, you’ll simply earn the coins for free by solving the puzzles. However, if you use enough hints, you’ll exhaust your supply of coins and quickly need to buy some. The puzzles are really fun and definitely require creativity and skill to figure out. There is over 150 puzzles in the app and the developer has pledged to include even more in future updates (nice!).
Muddle features a simple, yet still attractive layout. No fancy bells and whistles here, just a straight-forward interface with a focus on quality puzzle solving fun! I was able to quickly figure out how to use Muddle. There’s a little starter hint that helps first time players out, although it’s fairly obvious (just drag and drop letters). The icons in game all respond quickly to the touch and the puzzles didn’t contain anything truly bizarre (made sense once you solved ’em). Overall, decent graphics and great layout!
Muddle starts out as a free app and it truly offers a lot. It’s definitely worth trying out to see how you like the puzzles and the ‘feel’ of this fun brain challenger. However, the app sort of forces you to use the IAP system pretty fast, unless you happen to be an exceptional puzzle solver. I love free apps, but sometimes its nice to get everything upfront, rather than being pushed into buying it later. Of course, it’s still great to see how the app works well and it is free to start out with. So, give it a go, and see if Muddler is right for you on iOS! It’s a solid app but the IAP issues holds it back.
Muddle requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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