New game from QNELL is the wonderfully difficult and addicting Shuffler Game app, now available for the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch. The set of 17 puzzles offers challenge after delightful challenge, as players shift tiles with either numbers or pictures in a type of virtual Rubik's Cube.
Each puzzle is available on three different board sizes with four difficulty settings that allow for a "flip state," in which each puzzle tile may flip whenever the tile moves. With the option of replacing the numbered tiles with pieces of a complete picture, the gameplay can be deceptive - the cute pug tempts you, but once shuffled the Picasso-like results are notoriously difficult to put back together. With a high "flip" difficulty setting, it will keep players going for hours, but the sharp imagery, well-planned gameplay and detailed strategy built into each game will keep users from giving up until the game is won.
Users need not worry about taking a break though; the autosave system provides the ability to stop a game mid-play, go on to a new one or come back to the first one at any time and resume precisely where it was left. The best players don't have to stay anonymous, because the "Hall of Fame" records the best 100 players and their achievements.
The set of 17 puzzle games begins with a very simple "Swap" game, going through the more challenging "Classic", "Shift", "Rotation", "Mirror" and other games. The last few games have been described by developer Aron Pongo as "insanely hard."
"This isn't the type of game where it starts out simple. I created Shuffler Game to present mind-bending challenges, with some of the games exceedingly difficult to finish, even for myself," said Pongo. "The games are hard to beat, and with the four different difficulty settings for each game and each of three board sizes, there are around 200 different levels to tackle."
Shuffler is unlike any other type of mobile game on the market, with tremendous challenges in play and endless variations, guaranteed to provide endless days of delightful frustration.
* A universal app for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone
* Autosave system that allows for resumed gameplay
* Online high score system for tracking best scores, and showing global rankings
* Best 100 players shown on a public "Hall of Fame"
Shuffler 2.31 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. It is also available on Windows Phone 8.