iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Challenging puzzle games are a blast for the whole family to play. My Diamonds, developed by Bad Monkee, is an incredibly addicting puzzle game for iPad and iPhone. If one thing is for certain, it’s that you’ll have a hard time putting your device down after playing this game!
Concept and Gameplay:
The first question I asked myself while playing My Diamonds was, “Where has this been all my gaming life?” Yes, I found it to be that fun and amazing to play. The wonderful graphics and catchy soundtrack only make it better. The whole idea of My Diamonds is to help the adorable alien collect diamonds from earth. One does not simply achieve this by pocketing them with ease, though. Instead, you must be creative and solve over 100 levels of physics-based puzzles.
One of the things I really enjoy about My Diamonds is how easy the game is for beginners. The first few levels instruct you on how to place objects in order to funnel diamonds into the alien’s backpack/jet pack. These objects vary from wooden triangles to conveyor belts and other tools. These obstacles and puzzles definitely make the game challenging, but it’s nothing that can’t be overcome with a bit of practice and determination.
Once you complete a level, your score is based on how many diamonds you managed to collect. If you collect them all, you’ll earn four stars for the level. Anything less will be three stars and below. You’ll be able to see how you did on levels right from the level select screen, making it a breeze to go back and improve your score.
My Diamonds includes quiet a few features that help to improve gameplay and make it even more exciting. For example, the game will automatically snap movable objects into place if you put them in the correct spot. This is perfect for making sure conditions are optimal for catching as many diamonds as possible. Also, you can use shadow diamonds to see where diamonds will fall before you release them, keeping you from having to restart the level or lose points.
My Diamonds even includes hidden gems like secret levels and bonuses, so be sure to pay attention to even the tiniest of details. If you’re not up for a treasure hunt or you’re stuck on a difficult level, you can purchase boosts like detectors and bags of diamonds for various prices. You can even unlock all levels for $0.99, but I definitely advise against this because it takes away the challenging aspect of the game.
Lastly, My Diamonds is Game Center compatible so you can compete with friends and family to see who the better diamond catcher really is. You can also see where you stand among over 30,000 other players in the global leaderboard. Lastly you can earn up to 19 achievements while playing My Diamonds.
My Diamonds is available in a free version and paid version. The paid version is definitely worth the price at only $0.99. Plus, don’t forget that the game is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad, so it’s just like getting two games for the price of one. If you’re looking for a great puzzle game that will challenge you with physics-based goodness, you’d be crazy to let My Diamonds slip by!
My Diamonds is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. 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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